A funny thing happened at work today

I have this weird thing with my ears. And my brain. Or possibly the communication between the two. However the error occurs, I will sometimes hear words that are completely different than what a person actually says. The words are clearly spoken, but are so ridiculous I know for a fact that it isn’t what was said.

Before today, my favorite incident went thusly:
I was sitting at the foot of the bed, flipping through the DVR’d options for something to watch before I went to sleep. Some random show was playing in the background and Josh says, Hey, that guy looks like he bangs like a spider.
Okay, obviously I knew it wasn’t right, but it was what I heard.
(what he really said was Hey, haven’t we seen that guy in a movie before?)

This morning I was just settling in at work, and I heard footsteps coming down the stairway behind me. I turned around to say good morning, figuring it was this guy John that works upstairs. He smiled back and said, clear as day, Stinky buttfuck.
It took about five minutes for me to be able to stop laughing long enough to ask him what the hell he really said. I give him credit, he waited patiently all while he had to have been wondering why I was acting a fool.

Timothy Olyphant. There’s a picture of him on my desktop. He said Timothy Olyphant.

Stinky Buttfuck. Timothy Olyphant.

I am such an idiot that I am still laughing as I type this.

(Stupid stupid italics, I don’t know why this keeps happening!!)

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5 thoughts on “A funny thing happened at work today

  1. What a funny story! I wonder why that happens…

    • I have no idea! It doesn’t happen that often, but it’s done for years. The worst is when you’re talking to someone that you can’t laugh about it with, because you try to keep a straight face and figure it out from context clues šŸ˜‰

      • I think it’s hilarious… during my last interview I made a Seinfeld reference in regards to a confusion, he made such a point to tell me he didn’t watch that show. I wish I had your common sense of refraining from who you talk about this…

  2. I have to admit, a guy who bangs like a spider would be an interesting sight. How does one do that, I wonder?

    • Ha, well, I can only think of a way he could pretend to have five legs so I would imagine a lot making ish up as you go is involved

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