Today, I went over to a coworker to ask a question. I said, "Okay, so if a customer wants to..."
And he said "Have you ever noticed that you begin every question you ask with 'okay, so'?" And then my head exploded. Because I do begin every question with "okay, so." And it's not just questions. I begin stories with "okay, so." I begin journal entries with "okay, so." Sometimes at work I free-write a couple of sentences to prime the pump because I'm having trouble explaining a concept. I start the free-writing with "okay, so." Sometimes multiple instances.
I think he said it so I wouldn't ask him questions anymore. Screw you, buddy. I'm asking you more questions now. And I'm going to spend the rest of the year trying to get the Sanford and Son theme song stuck in his head. Occasionally, I'm going to switch it up and go for Hollaback Girl. Because who has two thumbs and knows all the words to Hollaback Girl? This girl.
Maybe b-a-n-a-n-a-s is Gwen Stefani's version of "okay, so."
Sr. Maria used to count how often you said like when you spoke in class. Ironically, this was why no one liked her. Actually, that's not why. It was the popped collars. Sorry, Sr. Maria, if you were looking students up on a whim and wondered whatever became of that dreadful snotty brat who never did her homework. Sometimes the truth hurts. But hey - how excited are you to note that I'm literate and can write a whole sentence all by myself? Considering how desperately hard I worked not to learn anything in high school, I'd mark that down in the win column.
These earworms are for you, Chris:
Mom, do you see how I used the clean version? This was just for you, to make up for writing yet another entry about porn. Love you :)
I have no problem having these lovely ladies stuck in my head. Ever noticed that they look like incredibly beautiful aliens from entirely different planets? Ladies, I kind of liked some of these songs, but I will dislike just about anything you tell me to. Use your power wisely.