Thursday, April 17, 2008

Oh, you flatter me

Conversing with a co-worker:

Me: At college I lived at [residence area established in 1986]...
Co-worker: Oh, wow, you're that young?
Me: Well, I'm twenty-six.
Co-worker: Hmph. I guess you are that young.

11 Comments:

Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Do you address this co-worker as "Grand-pa" in conversation?

17/4/08 2:38 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Nope. Why? Is this a joke about my hyphenation of "co-worker"? I almost went with the canonical "cow-orker".

17/4/08 2:51 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Well, sort of half that and half a joke about your coörker being old enough to regard you as "that young".

17/4/08 3:25 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Oh. Heh.

</crossposting this entire comment thread to Standpipe's blog>

17/4/08 3:36 PM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

you're a herefordian? i'm going to have to reframe my whole concept of "Stanley" now.

ya'll did have the best dining hall, though. no lines!

18/4/08 9:29 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Damn you, neo. My residential college was significantly Browner than that, though we used to trek up to that dining hall on Fridays (when Newcomb was closed for dinner). I heard it was supposed to face the other direction, with the big glass space windows looking out on the mountains, rather than back at Hereford. Wonder if that's true...

20/4/08 4:08 AM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

everyone else in college saw the dining hall as a place to get a date, while Stanley was gazing out the window wondering about architectural blunders.

Personally, I have always wished that I had applied to live on The Lawn.

21/4/08 10:11 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Pee in your sink for week. You'll get past your would-be Lawn nostalgia.

21/4/08 10:19 AM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

there was a rumor about a dude that lived on the lawn and got so drunk that he woke up in the middle of the night and peed in his fireplace. the chick he took home that night never returned his call three days later.

21/4/08 2:04 PM  
Blogger Will said...

Stanley is a child!

Are you around this weekend?

I'll call if I am heading up to plant grapes/eat at Dr. Ho's.

22/4/08 9:59 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

I will be around. Give a ring!

22/4/08 10:55 PM  

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