Monday, August 29, 2011
The hazards of working incognito
Mr. RK and I have our little traditions. One of them is that every day, we ask each other, "Did anything interesting or funny happen today?"
Here is Mr. RK's funny story of the day:
He is sitting outside, soaking up the sun (since he'd be happy if it was 109 every day, except we live in Oregon), and this guy comes out and sits next to him and starts talking.
Guy: "So yeah - my TV broke, but you know? I have a new perspective now that my girlfriend's pregnant. It doesn't matter anymore. I don't need to drive my fast car anymore."
Mr. RK thinks: "Who the fuck is this guy?!"
Then, suddenly, Mr. RK realizes it's P, a guy he has worked with for the past three weeks...except since they test electron microscopes, they are in bunny suits in a clean room.
So he didn't recognize P.
I imagine it's the same kind of hazard as you'd run into if you were a penguin.