Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Thanksgiving reflection

It's that time of the year to count our blessings.

Many years ago, I was stuck in perhaps the worst job ever, working for someone who quite literally drove people insane. (Really--I'm not making this up.) One morning, upon answering the phone, I had this conversation:

Me: Good morning. Factoid and Blister.*

Woman: I need to refill my Valium prescription.

Me: I'm sorry, you have the wrong number.

Woman [screaming]: I WANT MY VALIUM!!!

So, what am I thankful for this year? I'm thankful I'm not that woman.

To all my legions of loyal readers--yes, all ten of you--may you have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving, and may your turkey be stuffed with Valium. I hear it goes great with cranberry sauce.

Oh, and to all my new readers in Canada: Sorry, fellas, you jumped the gun and celebrated T-day a month ago, so no Valium for you. If you're good, maybe for Christmas.

*Company name changed to protect the guilty.

4 comments:

Grammarian said...

It was Woody Allen who said, "I tried to take a Valium, but I couldn't get my teeth unclenched."

Jay Jordan said...

i'm thankful, too, cause i worked for that same crazy son of a bitch...

only he was the one insane....AND on valium....

and when he didn't get it, or it wore off......there was hell to pay...

fanatic cook said...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Jim.

May your "Good morning."s always invite a "Good morning." back.

Gina said...

Happy Thanksgiving!