Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Things Not To Say In The Workplace

Prompted by a recent post here is this random memory...

My girlfriend used to be a caterer and one of her corporate clients said, "We're all or nothing, aren't we. You don't hear from us for ages and all of a sudden we need you every day."

"Yes," GF replied earnestly. "You seem to come in spurts."

7 comments:

EmmaK said...

That is hilarious!!

mad muthas said...

did she realise what she'd said straight away? or was it one of those, everyone else is laughing - why is that?
since you like withnail'n'i, i thought you might be interested to know that we bought the house we currently live in from richard griffiths (uncle monty) - he was really nice and mixes the BEST martinis!

Quick said...

I think so too Emma.

And Mad Muthas - corporate guy apparently giggled like a sweaty schoolboy while girlfriend turned a lovely shade of red, so I guess she realised as soon as it came out, so to speak.

And you had martinis with Uncle Monty? That is so cool.

emma said...

mad muthas...wow, so cool to meet richard griffiths. I always thought if i became rich i would have a cocktail party and pay whatever it costs to have him come and take on the persona of uncle monty and go round screaming stuff like "Flowers are prostitutes for the bees!" I bet richard isn't so crazy in real life though.

guyana-gyal said...

Hahahaha. Things NOT to say? That's too funny not to be said.

Wouldn't it have been fun if she'd pretended innocence and asked him, why are you laughing, what's the joke?

Quick said...

Emma - can I please come to that party please? And we need Richard E Grant too. I think I've read the script almost as often as I've seen the movie, and suddenly I feel like another hit.

And GG - yeah it was nervous giggling and one red face. Very funny.

mad muthas said...

richard griffiths was extremely funny, witty, urbane - and blimey he's clever too. i might also say that buying a house from him (and his wife ... they married a couple of years later) was as stress-free an experience as you could possibly have. they were both so thoughtful and honourable! (and they left us a bottle of champers on the mantlepiece)