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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: 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.

o but you're getting a smash feeling for poetry, cos that nicely scanned. important when things rhyme. i constantly yell at the halifax adverts cos they are dreadfully lacking in scantion.

i like that the bird is browish and the tree tallish.

shame about the hard hat. perhaps he's a surveyor with librarian tendencies. and i can't believe a red blood heterosexual man would sit a car with a nurse and think about his breakfast.

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

I think you've got heterosexual men all wrong. There's nothing unmanly about sitting in a car with a nurse thinking about your breakfast. And also, what law says every man in a hard hat has to be heterosexual?

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

what self respecting gay man would have a beard like that? hooray, how to be doubly stereotypical!

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

Maybe his razor broke or something.

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

yeah and razors are so hard to come by

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

And so they should be, for razors are dangerous weapons in the wrong paws.

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

is that why bears have beards?

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

Or maybe he's a bear!

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

maybe he is. then he would be thinking about ducks' feet and a nice cuppa tea, not the nurse's tits

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

You realise that nurse might be his daughter?

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

there is always that, though father and daughter are more like to car pool than random construction/librarian and nurse.

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.

And another thing! Why would a librarian be wearing a yellow coat?

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

because ordinarily he goes to work on his bike and he has a bright yellow kaguole. or rather he has it for when he goes looking at canals and railway sidings (like my line manager)

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