Two Dollar Fridays…It draws a HUGE crowd. But that’s because it is all-you-can-eat for $2.00 if you are faculty or staff. Today I ate with two ladies from another office and three from our office and a friend of one of the staff. I would say that the average age at that table is easily mid-to-late 30s just because there are four ladies that are in their 50s (or more) and there were only three people under 30 y/o. Anyway…the conversation was absolutely boring, as usual. Two of them talked about this campus event that goes on this weekend. I personally think that it is one of the dumbest things EVER, but I just chalk it up to it being my opinion. One of the ladies was trying to describe part of the choreography of the events last night. She said, “You know, it’s where you bend down and then you ‘pop up’ (hand motions were included) and jump in the air…one at a time…I can’t think of what that’s called…hmmm?” Another lady (much older) said, “Popcorn!!!” “Yeah, that’s it…Popcorn!!!” Me and the two younger ladies just tried not to choke on our food from laughing at these old hens that are trying to make it sound like they know what they are talking about.
After that there was a SOLID 15 minutes that passed by that NO ONE SAID ANYTHING!!! A few minutes later, the “popcorn” lady stands up and (genuinely) states, “Oh, I had the best time…It was great ya’ll. I can’t wait until next Friday.”
hmmm? It wasn’t that great. I think I’ll just take my mp3 player and sit by myself for the next weeks until I start my new job.
Sorry to gripe. I actually thought it was funny…