Friday, October 3, 2008

Cool Hipster Dude

Do you remember my coffee-making coworker, the "colonel?"

I thought I would give you some scoop and a bit of a visual. He's not in yet. He's late every single day. Every day. Here's the good part, though: he won't leave before me. Ever. But, I know his m.o.

He thinks if he leaves after me, I can't possibly know when he leaves, so being late doesn't matter - he's made up his time in the evening. Yeah, right. There are so many times I have turned around because I forgot something, etc... I mean, I haven't been gone 10 minutes, and when I get back, guess who has locked up and left? Yep, the colonel.

So, I mess with him. I'll stay REAL late...just to see what he'll do. He never leaves. And, trust me on this one...he really doesn't even DO anything, so it has to kill him to hang around.

Okay, back to the visual...

The colonel is about 54, but looks at least 70. No lie. Tall, kind of thin with a bit of a stomach, with a gray goatee and thinning gray hair. Now, he was a teenager in the early 70's, so he tries to identify himself as a cool, hipster dude who grooves on Hendrix or the Stones or any other rock reference you can think of, but....

Another big BUT here...he sits in his office listening to the complete works of Lawrence Welk and other of that genre.

His wife is 10 years older.

From what he's said, they "hit the hay" around 9pm.

Cool.
Hipster.

9 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

rock on dude!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I LOVE that you mess with him.. that is hysterical.

If I were you, I would head out... come back about 3 minutes later, saying you forgot your keys... then come back again in about 3 minutes... forgot purse... then another 3 minutes... LOL!!!

Wep said...

I am so annoyed by people like that. There is one in every workplace. If you can't find the one in yours, they are typically in close proximity to the boss's behind. Look close, sometimes they're inside.

Mrs. Who said...

Thanks for the visual. He sounds pretty much like what I pictured when I pictured him filling the coffee pot in the bathroom.

And.

Ewww.

Kerrie said...

Hee hee, keep messing with him...!!! Perhaps try returning just as he is leaving, catch him red handed...and red faced too...!!!

EmmaP said...

ok - this is TOTALLY HILARIOUS!!! Wonder what he'd do if YOU showed up REALLY late AND left REALLY EARLY!!!!! hahaha! Thanks for visiting from BATW!!!

Brian and Staci said...

Staci here from Oklahoma....JUST getting around to spreading the love from my spotlight day :) That post is FUNNY! Thanks for your kind words on my post...you're right...it's just all bonus...at least I figured out how to post :) Hope you have a great weekend...and that picture of your little girl and puppy are so sweet!

Ronnica said...

Oh, this is funny! I love Lizzy's idea, too!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I think you should do the dude a favor and give him a makeover. ha

 
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