April 27, 2006

Take your kids to work day strikes!

Take your kids to work day strikes!

Today was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and doesn’t that roll off the tongue. Take Our Kids to Work Day might be better, but that’s apparently that works in Canada. It was a bit freaky this morning with about half the people aboard under 12, and I couldn’t completely figure out why until I got to the office. My office does this well. We had about two-dozen kids rampaging around the office. Weirdly, nobody on my team brought a kid in, so my contact was limited. Not totally limited though.

I was in the lobby -since the break room was taken over by children- reading, and I had my iPod on. I was a bit zoned at the time, so I must not have noticed the small boy edging closer to my seat. I did notice when he started pulling my earpiece out. He had it about halfway when I noticed it and turned to him. He was very intent on my ear, which was only kinda sorta freaky. I said “Hello” to him and he sort of nodded. His mother came scurrying around the corner and dragged him away, leaving me sitting there with my earpiece half out and almost certainly with a befuddled look on my face.

Secondly, I must call a moratorium on people naming their own children. What I saw today proves to me that we need some sort of government program that chooses names for children, since their cannot be a repeat of this. One of my co-workers had a friend from another unit visit. She brought with her young daughter, a completely adorable 3-year old. Her mommy had named her after her favorite movie star.

The kid’s name was J-Lo.

No, that wasn’t a nickname.

Again, let me repeat: this beautiful little girl is named J-Lo.

That is her given first name. Worse, this woman plans on reproducing again.

We cannot allow this to continue.

Posted by Frinklin at April 27, 2006 09:37 PM | TrackBack

Now, if Bill from my office and J-Lo Woman from your office ever met and reproduced, it would probably be the end of civilization as we know it.

Posted by: Mediocre Fred at April 28, 2006 09:11 AM
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