Friday, October 20, 2006

News from the cube

Last week, my friend and fellow cube-dweller Clinical Research Girl played a practical joke on her boss, Captain No Jeans on Casual Friday, and hid his keys. The Captain prides himself on NEVER losing track of his belongings, so this was a hysterical move by Clinical Research Girl.

Except that Clincal Research Girl FORGOT about her prank. At the end of the day she gave a jaunty wave to The Captain, left the office, and boarded a plane for a business trip to one of those frozen tundra states that doesn't have Starbucks. The keys remained in her desk.

Approximately one half-hour later, The Captain, panicked by the unprecedented loss of access to his car, his house, and quite possibly his mind, did what any of us would do in that situation. He called upstairs to the Corporate Vice President and asked for a ride home. Perhaps you have to know the players, but that is funny stuff.

I'm told that eventually, through a series of phone calls involving building maintenance, the Department of Homeland Security, the Cambridge Parks & Recreation Department, and Mrs. Captain's Great Uncle Abner (who was called in to take care of the kids), The Captain finally reached his assistant Post-It Girl, who saved the day with her in-depth knowlege of Clinical Research Girl's forgotten scheme.

Honestly, we haven't had this much fun here in cubetown since The Captain walked into his office door and gave himself a black eye.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trish, I love the names you give to the people in your life. It makes your stories even funnier.

Amanda Brice said...

OK, this is going to sound like I copied Stacy, but I love all the names you use!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Since I mentioned loving the names in a previous comment... ;)...I will say that I'd hate to be Clinical Research Girl when she returns...

kim said...

Very enjoyable post -- too funny!

I once had a boss who, let's call him "Corporal Cocain Lost my Hip and Trendy Resaurant", once in a drunken/drugged out stupor forgot to unbuckle his seatbelt before getting out of the car -- curb rash on his face, black eyes -- "CC" was a mess!

Anonymous said...

Oh man. That is just awful. I cannot imagine how she'll feel when she gets back from the frozen tundra.

Awesome.

Swishy said...

That it HILARIOUS! Did The Captain really give himself a black eye, too? Classic!

LEstes65 said...

Perhaps I need to know the players better - but knowing how my own life works - I feel very sorry for The Captain.

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Kim Stagliano said...

Tell me you guys ARE NOT working on autism research. That's all I ask....

:)