June 11, 2009

Knowing from Where You Come

This post is for my sister and my Mom, who I think will think this is funny (even if they don't comment). The rest of you may not... eh, but they will. Heh.

I had a not so nice project fall into my lap at work earlier this week. I called Company X for clarification. The conversation went something like this:

Me: This kind of sucks. This could get ugly. I'm going to need to pull together a team I think.

CX: Yeah, you are.

Me: I think I need the field. I need to call the field.

CX: You know some reps or do I need to help?

Me: No. I know plenty from my past. I'm going to call so and so.

CX: You know him?

Me: Yeah, we go way back...

CX: You know he's the head rep out there now, right?

Me: Yeah, I heard. It's perfect...

CX: But he may assign you one of his reps to work this. Do you know Marie?

Me: I've been on telecons with her. She has a good reputation...

CX: You'll get along fine. She's sharp as hell and a real pain in the ass. She's JUST like you! bwhahahahaha.

Me: *blink* Oh. Thanks!

CX: My pleasure. Good luck. *click*

Flash forward to today. My folks are coming in Sunday. I was talking to TGOO and said, "The boys and I are thinking of things for us to do while you're in town!"

He replied, "I have a 1000 page book on the history of the British Isles. I have a lot I can read..."

Me: Yeah, but we have to do other things.

TGOO: Do you know, the last book I read on the British Isles, it was on the DNA, and it appears that from my Y-DNA, we are descended from a Danish Viking?

Me: Oh. Is that where you and I get our sparkling personalities?

TGOO: Bwahahahhahaha! Yeah, that's it.


Posted by Boudicca at June 11, 2009 05:36 PM

Damn... now we'll have to kiss the hem of your robe the next time we see you.


Posted by: Teresa at June 11, 2009 09:36 PM

FEAR ME! Bwhahahahaha! I need to dye my hair red...

Posted by: Bou at June 11, 2009 09:40 PM

You mean spear-and-magic-helmet kind of Viking? I am in awe :)

Posted by: PeggyU at June 12, 2009 01:01 PM

You probably shoulda named one of the kids Grendel.

Posted by: Bob at June 13, 2009 04:24 PM

Now you know where "I" get my sparkling personality, both Danmark and Norge, particularly around Vik.

Posted by: The Thomas at June 15, 2009 07:12 PM