Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pronunciation and the art of hearing


We found a dieing rat outside of our office doors this afternoon, and in attempt of telling our Director of Facilities a third party to the conversation said:

"Don't they give you 'poop-on-a-plate'?

My eyebrows shot together faster than white on rice!

"Pardon?" My questioning ear spoke on their own accord. (A sight to see)

"Poop-on-a-plate' that's what rats carry, isn't it?" She repeated and expounded.

"Do you mean 'Bubonic Plague'?"

"Yes, that's what I said - 'poop-on-a-plate'"

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Needless to say, I had to leave the room before I had an accident in my skivvies.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

That's the funniest thing I've heard in awhile!! What a scream!

Carolyn said...

That is too funny. Thanks for sharing. I needed a good laugh this morning!