Saturday, December 03, 2005

Learning Something New Each Day

Maybe it's just me, but it never seems to amaze me that you tend to learn something new each day. This learning may consist of many things ranging from a wide range of experiences.

It's true that unless you live under a rock, you will and should learn something new each day. Otherwise people.... What the heck are you doing out there???? Sometimes it's just a question of being aware of your surroundings. Take off those blinders, stop staring at the carrot in front of you and just become one with your surroundings. You'll be amazed at what you see, hear and eventually learn.

As a former working actor, I have always had the instinct to people watch. It is truly one of my all time favorite pastimes. Put me on a bench in the middle of the city and I can be entertained for hours. Savage amusement I tend to call it at times. The general public can really teach a great deal, plus make you laugh your ass off more often than not.

If you've been reading my newly created blog, you should get the sense that I find humor in almost everything. If not people, you will learn quickly. My humor can at times be very disturbing to most. Things you're not suppose to laugh at, I do. Things are always funnier when they are not happening to you.

You maybe wondering where I am going with this. Well, let me just say that today at work after the continuation of laughing at Pepper's mistake phone call.... He surprised me yet again.

Does anyone know what a joke grenade is? If not, let me explain. A joke grenade is a joke that through my experiences more often than not tends to be bad. Here's the kicker though. Usually with a joke grenade you don't quite get the joke at first. They seem to make no sense and your gut instinct is to ridicule the joke teller and tell them that's the worst joke ever. You walk away shaking your head, thinking about this bad joke and who'll you'll share this with. Sharing it to continue to make fun of the joke teller and their bad joke. All of a sudden the light bulb goes off and you get it. The joke may still be stupid, but you tend to laugh your ass off. It's like there's a pregnant pause, (no pun intended Catdoggg) or in acting terminology, a Pinter pause and BOOM!!!! It's funny....

Sometimes they may not be jokes at all. They often can be sayings or statements someone says. This is what I experienced tonight.

We were ordering food at work. Everyone put their orders in and in true traditional manner, every Friday night my sister calls the order in. Now when she got to Pepper's order the grenade was thrown in the air...

This absolutely killed me. She read off his order while I was about 20 feet away. She hung up the phone and we went about our business for about 10 seconds. I swear at the same time we turned to each other with a puzzled look on our faces. I asked her what he ordered again and it hit us.... I must have laughed for an hour. It truly made my night. Here it is folks....

"Yes, one more thing. I need a large vegetarian pizza with pepperoni please. Yes, that's it. Thank you."

To me that is a true joke grenade. So let it sink in.... Ha Ha


Liz said...

Now that's an oxymoron. I couldn't believe it myself as I was ordering it. Best part of the whole thing - Anthony and I have always been on the same page with these things and don't even have to speak to know what the other is saying! What will our friend do next! (just kidding R - but you have to admit - it makes for stunning reading!) - Liz

kiki said...

hang on a minute... this is a perfectly legitimate thing to do. i do it all the time.

you see, with the vegetarian pizza's you get a much greater topping of vegetables (obviously) than you do with your meat / mixed pizza's, so to go and add meat (which should be essential to any pizza) is just a wonderful idea..