Friday, July 22, 2005

Overheard, over-indulged and now over-hung...

"He looks like Yoda, man."
"Who's Yoda?"
"From Star Wars, man. Don't you know who Yoda is?"
"Yeah I saw Star Wars. Was he the one with the dark hair?"
"No, man! He was the little guy, kinda pixie ears."
"Oh, right."
"So, like, if I mentioned the Red Pill or the Blue Pill you'd know what I was talking about, right?"
"The wha'?"
"From The Matrix!!!... Are you sure you're in IT?"

I was sitting at the edge of this conversation when it took place and I laughed so hard I almost fell off my chair. Ok, maybe the four G&T's I'd had by that stage had something to do with it too.

Yep, this morning a large percentage of our IT department are hanging around the building with bloodshot eyes and slightly droopy demeanours. Productivity is a little low today. We were out last night having farewell drinks for a guy at work who's moving to London (rather him than me at the moment!)... a Kiwi, actually, who near then end of the night was leaning on me, muttering sadly about the fact that he had to depend on a Saffa to not fall over.
Hey, it was the least I could do for a representative of the country that so clinically and beautifully ripped apart Sir Clive Woodward's precious Lions recently..!

Still, it was a touching moment.
Of course, everything was a touching moment by that stage.
And I was undoubtedly the wittiest, most charming and eloquent person in the place.
Isn't it amazing what a couple of G&T's can do for a girl's self-image?!

Needless to say, today I feel (and possibly look, although I haven't had the courage to do a close inspection) much like my little friend in the picture.


LiVEwiRe said...

That's a great convo snippet! You probably would have laughed just as hard had alcohol not been involved. And it is amazing the transformation that occurs with a few drinks. The following morning, however, does really suck. Well, unless you can talk like him, too...

Underachiever said...


Everyone knows that Yoda is from Star Trek. Sheesh.

Keep on bloggin.

Undr(Jedi in training, 2nd semester)

kyknoord said...

Hungover you are. The way of things it is.

Terri said...

Livewire: The following morning did, indeed, suck... however I took comfort in the fact that I wasn't the only one suffering. 'Twas a good night tho!

Undr... careful where u put ur light sabre...

Kyknoord, I see the Master's wisdom has rubbed off on you ;-)