Elusivity (I made that up)

“ThomG, are you going to be here between 10 and 10:30 a.m. tomorrow?” the receptionist asked.
I hate questions like that.
The same goes with “What are you doing Saturday morning?” or “Can I run something by you?”
It is best to remain strictly noncommittal.
“Uuuhhhhh, I dunno, why?” (Brilliant!)
“Someone wants to know.”
(Oh, chissakes.)
“It isn’t a process server is it?” thinking that it could be divorce papers.
(And no, that wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. At least the clock would start ticking toward a life single. But at work? Cooooold.)
“Nooooo, this is good. Very good.”
“Uuuhhhh, I guess so. I mean, I think so.” (Sharp!)
“OK, I’ll tell them.”
I now have two choices.
Be at work between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Or not.


TheRobRogers said...

So hey, it's 11:30 on Friday. What happened?