Friday, April 21, 2006
Auntie Thomasina-ing on the Job
The new Cocoa Boy at work seems to have mastered the fine art of shooting the breeze mocha-style, which set off yet another round of ANTT (America’s Next Top Tom) on the job:
Cocoa Boy: “Hey, Cocoa… how’ya doing!
Cocoa Girl (not to be outdone): “I’m g-r-r-r-eat!! What can I do for ya this morning!!”
Cocoa Boy: “Cooould I use a few of your sanitary cleaning wipes for my desk?”
Cocoa Girl: “Of course!!! Help yourself!!!
Cocoa Boy: “BTW, Haaaaappy Friday!!!!”
Cocoa Girl: “Aww…Haaaaaaaaappy Friday to you, too!!!!!”
Cocoa Boy: “Hey… that’s what I live for!!!!!!” [visualize the Bing Crosby eye-wink/finger snap to a finger point combo].
Cocoa Girl: “Ha, ha, ha!!!!!!”
While Cocoa Girl typically leaves the office Tom’ing to the clueless suburbanites and adoptee blacks from places like Minnesota, ain’t nobody – she repeats – NOBODY – outdoing her (that’s me, ya’ll…keep up) when it comes to pimping “the system” on the job!
(ONLY FOR THE MOST HONEST OF YOU): In what ways do/have you Tom’ed it for a little advantage at work? Changes to the ‘accent’? Strategically-arranged lunch invites? Vocab adjustments to include the top mochaisms of this age, e.g. ‘Woo-hoo,’ ‘You rock’ and ‘Awesome’? Making it a point to alert your mullet-wearing manager that you too loved Def Leopard... C'mon...spill it!