Pardon my delay in blogging, but it is crunch time with our biggest event of the year, and I am busy 1) running around, 2) answering stupid questions, 3) running around, and 4) answering stupid questions.
However...now and then there are moments of out and out hilarity (witness the Rev. V.V. Bright the Second), and this week I think I had the most bizarre and funny phone call that I have ever had at work.
Technically, a volunteer had the call. Get this: a guy calls and his wife works for one of the employers that has a team at our event.
He calls to WARN US: the team is coming dressed up as pirates!
And HE DOES NOT WANT TO DRESS UP AS A PIRATE.
My volunteer is trying hard not to laugh. I am only hearing her end of the conversation.
"Well, no, I don't think you have to dress up as a pirate...did you talk to the team captain? It was his idea. Oh, I see. Well, no, you don't have to dress like that, I don't think, if you don't want to. Yes, I will let them know here that there will be about 100 people dressed up as pirates. Thank you for telling us."
I kid you not. He kept her on the phone a whole five minutes.What the fuck are we supposed to do? Tell him it's OK not to want to be a pirate?
The kicker is, the team captain is a friend of mine. I e-mailed him, subject line, "Arrrr!"
He said, "I can't believe someone ruined the surprise!"
Someone who should still be in diapers, apparently.