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“Fat Chick” orders a clean-up day May 9, 2007

Filed under: The Adventures of "Fat Chick" — auntlelo @ 7:34 am

FC: “Your desk is a disaster!”

Me: “Ya, I know. I keep meaning to do something about it, but, somehow never get around to it.”

FC: “I don’t know how you find anything in this garbage heap you call a desk. It’s ridiculous!”

Me: “Yes, I know. I really do know where everything is on my desk. It’s all very carefully ordered chaos. Truly!”

FC: “You need to call one of those professional organizer people to shape you up. I watch them on TV all the time. They could really help you get past this phobia you have about filing and throwing things away.”

Me: “Sigh…maybe you’re right. I think I’ll spend the morning trying to find the top of my desk again.”

FC: “Honey, it’s gonna take you more than a morning!”

Me: “Gee, thanks, Chick.  Your encouragement is overwhelming!”

FC: “Don’t get your beak in a bind! I figure if I get tough with you, you’ll actually do more than say you’re gonna do it. Am I right? Am I right???”fc-bigmess.jpg

Me: “Okay, now that you’ve both embarassed and humiliated me publicly on my blog by showing a picture of the mess, I have to do something today. Maybe I’ll show a before and after photo!”

FC: “While we’re busy humiliating you, let’s talk about why there’s no more room in your desk drawers, shall we?”

Me: “Oh, I don’t think that’s at all necessary…”

FC: “Hmmm, let me see, what do I see here? A drawer full of Kashi Go Lean bars would be much more meaningful if they weren’t out of date and a reminder of the last time you went on a diet. Oh, and I think you read that Nora Roberts novel last year, right? It could probably go home. And what’s that pile on the corner of your desk? The Ghost in the Little House, Descent Into Darkness, We Band of Angels, The Great Railroad Race, and The Niblack Family Tree? You have a copy of your family tree on your desk? WhhaaaaHaaHaaaHeee!!!! What, are you afraid you might forget something important like a birthday from 1750?”

Me: “Smart beak!”

FC: “A jar of peanut butter, spare pantyhose, a box from your old cell phone…honey, you gotta get a grip on yourself. This is embarassing!”

Me: “Okay, okay, okay, you made your point. I’m cleaning my desk this morning!!”

The moral of this story: Never share your office with a Fat Chick with a smart beak!


One Response to ““Fat Chick” orders a clean-up day”

  1. auntlelo Says:

    Received by email from the person who gave Fat Chick to me:

    Don’t let her near my desk or she will contact the EPA and declare it one of those national hazardous waste clean up sites!!! And I trust the peanut butter jar was empty???!!! There is something wrong with you if you have had a full peanut butter jar in your desk. Only a warped person could keep a full one for any length of time.

    Did I just see something yellow streak across the Quad??? I’m locking the door . . .

    I might have to recite my poem to her . . . Pretty chick with yellow bill, Sat upon my windowsill . . . .

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