19 March 2008

How to get cool stuff for your desk at work

Today's e-mail:


Is the schedule for the meeting in April set enough so that we can get reservations? Are you arranging hotel rooms? Enquiring minds want to know.


Yep, the dates are firm and I've made the reservations. I have your [hotel rewards] number, so that'll already be applied to your reservation.

Are you going to bring me a present from Alabama?


Sure, you want a lump of red clay or a model space rocket. I haven’t found much else there in Huntsville.


Either is fine with me. Of course, I'll have it on my desk and I'll tell people that you gave it to me.


I’ll go with the space rocket, then.


Maureen said...

Not to mention that bringing red clay to Maryland is very much like bringing coals to Newcastle! Unless it's a different shade of red?

simonator said...

Yeah, I've actually BEEN to Huntsville twice, and the only other thing I could think of would be a Huntsville Stars* baseball cap. Get the rocket. If for no other reason than It gives you the chance to hum "If I had a rocket launcher" ** by Bruce Cockburn and then say "Oh wait, I do."

*AA Brewers affiliate

** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w