Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My Top 10 No-Good-Can-Come- Out-Of-Any-Conversation-That-Starts-With…

Certain conversation starters make me push the panic button. They send up red flags and a chill down my spine. We all dread them. You know the ones. I have some personal favorites. Most of mine are tied to yearbook and newspaper deadlines because that's what I do 24/7.

So here's my Top 10…

#10… "Before you get mad, I've got it under control…no one shot the freshman football games and there aren't any more games left so…"

#9… "We have a situation… the server's down and I didn't save…"

#8… "Ok…so…uh…so… Andy ate that old pizza that's been sitting out all weekend and it had green stuff on the pepperoni…"

#7… "If you promise not to kill me, I need to tell you something… Remember when we were PDF-ing files? Well, I accidentally deleted page 10…"

#6… "Don't kill the messenger… but did anyone tell you the date on the front page is wrong…"

#5… "Now, don't worry, but… I lost the lens bag along with…"

#4… "Before you start, let me finish… I don't have my story, but I do have my notes…"

#3… "Shnikeys!…
Has anyone seen my notebook? You know the one that had all my interview notes…"

#2… "Oh no, she's coming… Quick, hurry. The backroom smells like onion rings and there's styrafoam cups all over the place…"

And, my #1 (drum roll pah-leese) No-Good-Can-Come-Out-Of-Any-Conversation-That-Starts With…

"Do you have any paper towels?… I just spilled coffee all over my desk and, uh, the laptop…"

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha ohh the good ole days!!! miss you Richie!!-Lauren H

Anonymous said...

I can't believe "OH MY GOD, there's smoke coming from the dark room" didn't make your list!
- Ann W

mybellringers said...

I completely forgot about darkroom-related comments… Probably should have added, "When something says flammable is it really flammable?"

Father Ronaldus said...

"OK, Get This..." ...Andy called in to Dateless in Dallas, not thinking he'd actually get through, and he accidentally got set up on a date with a twenty year-old, pregnant DBU student.

ALLISONNN35 said...

Hey, number five is so me!