Monday, June 25, 2007

A Dispenser Story

Unlike my friend Dennis who believes in flashing a smile at the service to get what he wants, I cannot do that. First of all, the service is male. And second of all, what if the service is over zealous?

I work at a place where the service is overzealous. Currently I’m engaged in a big fight with the guy who is supposed to boil water for making tea and the like because he is offended if I bypass the cooling water in the flask to get my water very hot out of the dispenser, clearly marked with taps for hot and cold water.

My efforts to explain that the dispenser was manufactured to provide hot and cold water simultaneously have been futile. He is convinced that I and the rest of the work-room- who snigger as I labour to explain to him each morning this technology was made to be used like that-are ruining the dispenser. He stands guard most mornings and evenings, hovering around the kitchen in the hope of catching anyone who will brazenly use the dispenser.

To get to that morning dispenser requires Jay-Z rhyming skill, “So I change styles every two rhymes,” remembering, “when I'm rhymin with remarkable timing.” Yup!

2 Comments:

Blogger Esquire said...

so funny and so true, i experience the same with the office tea lady,she diligently promotes the electric kettle and insists that her water is hotter than the one from the dispenser..unfortunately i believe that the dispenser is threatening their jobs hence the need to justify...

July 1, 2007 at 4:30 AM  
Anonymous The Phantom said...

shoot that dude. he's really going to cramp your style.

August 3, 2007 at 10:23 AM  

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