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strange kitchen encounters

September 16th, 2008 (09:53 am)
okay

current mood: okay

Katherine and I were in the kitchen upstairs getting a cup of tea. How many stories start this way? Quite a few, in spite of the demise of the poster featuring a bowl of ducks' feet.

Anyway, a strange man said a poem at us about a bird in a tree. And we were reminded of a previous strange man on an earlier occasion who wanted me to give him my used tea bag for some apparently formidable woman from House Services whose name was meant to inspire awe in us, except we'd never heard of her.

Perhaps our work kitchen is a gateway to a parallel universe. One in which the very atmosphere is hallucinogenic.

Meanwhile, back in New Zealand...

ALSO:
This is a tiny picture of the famous poster with the bearded man thinking about a bowl of ducks' feet while being driven to work by a nurse. In case anyone wondered.

Comments

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)

Was it a poem? I think it may have been a badly translated Hungarian proverb. It reminded me of "The owl tells the sparrow he has a big head".

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)

A brownish bird in a tallish tree...

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: November 10th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)

You already posted the duck feet poster! It's like you just can't get enough.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)

When? Where? It's true! I just can't get enough!

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

if that's a woolly hat rather than a hard hat, he looks like a librarian, dreaming about a bowl of ducks' feet and a nice cuppa tea. lahvley.

no one tells me poetry in our work kitchen/common room.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
It's a hard hat.

Aw... you would've liked our poetry man.

Brownish bird in tallish tree
Swallowed half a bumblebee


(I had to make up the second line because I can't remember what it was.)

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 17th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: artemiscall (artemiscall)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Re: It's a hard hat.

Posted by: The Living Breathing Oxymoron (motodraconis)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Heavy Plant

It's a bag of shite anyway. Save 10 minutes in the 2+ lane, spend half an hour dicking around picking up Mr Dozy Duckfeet from his house.

It doesn't add up!

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)

But you have to add up all the pairs of people picking up Mr Dozy Duckfeet, and then work out how much fuel is being saved, and the impact of that on the environment and your energy expenditure...

Posted by: The Living Breathing Oxymoron (motodraconis)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
Claymation

But they don't mention that in heir poster - if they did it would make sense.

No, they just say you'll save time. THEY LIE!

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)

Posted by: A Cat-Preserving Operation (catamorphism)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)

So you met a strange man who wanted you to teabag him.

That poster makes me miss England a lot, because I want a bowl of ducks' feet the style and tone and wording are so prototypical. The same poster here would look like:


Edited at 2008-09-16 07:05 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Heh.

No, I met a strange man who wanted me to teabag some allegedly important woman from House Services.

Come back! You KNOW you belong here really.

Posted by: A Cat-Preserving Operation (catamorphism)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh.

Posted by: A Cat-Preserving Operation (catamorphism)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Heh.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 17th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Re: Heh.

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)

That bearded man. He's hot.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)

Shall I see if I can get his number for you?

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)

No. I want to be the pursued, not the pursuer for a change. Give him mine.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: September 16th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)

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