Trick. Mock. Hickory Dickory Dock.
These words have no relation to one another; but sound funny when said together.
…which brings me to the question, “Is it appropriate [by society standards] to trick someone?”
For example: I had a long day yesterday; woke up at 7:00AM, got to work by 9:30AM; by 7PM the work-nurse diagnosed me with a bad case of Cabin Fever. I usually leave work any time between 6pm-6:50pm but it turned 7pm and I was sitting at my desk, waiting for one of our editors to compress and upload a video file to put on a link. Compressing a large file can be tedious. At 7:40pm, I went into the graphics room to ask how much longer we had to wait. I really wanted to get home because my “friend” Kristen and my “sister” Emily were coming over to watch American Idol and smoke crack cocaine.
“9 more minutes,” he told me.
“Ok I can deal with that,” I thought, giving him a “high five” and heading back to my desk.
9 minutes later, I got a phone call from the editor telling me, “The file didn’t compress and we’re going to be here for another two hours“.
I immediately thought of how I have an hour plus commute and how late I would be getting home. Darn it. I’m the only one who knows how to light the match under the spoon that holds our crack cocaine. I did not even consider the fact that two hours was an unreasonable time to compress because even if we started over, it would take less than two hours.
“I’m just kidding,” he said, “I’m forwarding you the email now”.
“You stink,” I screamed into the phone. That was the best line I could come up with. “Thank you; but you stink.”
He was joking, pulling my chain, tricking me like a car salesman who takes me out on a date, then really turns out to be a homeless person. I mean I was relieved that he was only joking, but I was so mad that I went into his room and poured a glass of freezing cold water on his computer. This in turn ruined the project he was working on for me so we did, in fact, have to wait two more hours last night.
It’s fine when I trick people. But hear this Internet: I don’t like to be tricked. That’s a statement.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: I DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN HEATING UP OR EATING OR SMOKING OR SHOOTING UP CRACK COCAINE. I PRETENDED WE WERE DOING DRUGS JUST TO BE FUNNY AND CAUSE READERS OF THIS BLOG TO BE SURPRISED AND THINK, “WHAT! I DIDN’T KNOW BECKY SMOKED/SHOT UP/OR ATE CRACK COCAINE.” OK GLAD WE GOT THAT OVER WITH. GOODBYE.