Thursday, May 29, 2008

Outed

So there I am, training Imelda the intern on our mailing system, when I feel an odd slithering sensation down my left leg, followed by a tiny metallic clink on the floor.

We stand there for a minute, the two of us, contemplating the shiny 8-gauge barbell ring that (minus one of the screw-in ball ends) has just fallen out of my pantleg.

"Excuse me," I finally say, bending and scooping it up. "I'll be back in just a minute."

18 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

Imelda Roland, or Imelda Marcos? Because as I recall Imelda Marcos has her own shoe-fetish issues, and thus might be a little more understanding of a co-worker's kink.

Rob said...

I really should have said something like "Oooo, DARN that kneecap piercing!"

Di said...

Haha, next thing you know the photo-evidence will show up on C&F :)

hsempl said...

i wouldn't worry; if she knows what it is, she'd be amused and not offended. if she doesn't know what it is, she'd be confused and not offended.

you really need to send that in to "Seventeen" for their "Most embarrassing moments" though; or, what is the male version of "17" (or aren't guys ever 17?)

An Briosca Mor said...

You know, between your revealing this on your blog and Diana talking about her leaking uterus on her Twitter, I'm actually wondering why y'all got upset over the C&F thing...

Rob said...

Heather, men are rarely more than 13. Self included.

John, there's a world of difference between telling amusing personal anecdotes about yourself and having photoshopped pictures of yourself posted on a public forum by someone who doesn't know you. Besides, I don't think I was revealing anything that my audience (all four of you) didn't know already, right?

An Briosca Mor said...

Oh, I know the difference, Rob. Just making another one of my patented whimsical observations.

BTW, just in case your co-worker might be offended, don't watch this video at the office.

Rob said...

King Missile RULES.

jet said...

I bet that was a lonnnnng moment there, between the "plink" and the "excuse me."

Still laughing.

Rob said...

I'm still laughing. I think Imelda is avoiding me, though.

I really wish I hadn't lost that bead, though; it's a hassle making sure the thing doesn't fall out again. I've been planning to stretch up to 6ga and I'd already ordered the jewelry for it, but it won't be here till next week. You unpierced folk have no idea what we go through.

Di said...

Is her name really Imelda?

Rob said...

No, of course not.

Di said...

Darn!

Rob said...

Yeah, I know. IMHO there should be more people named Imelda in the world.

T said...

Hmm, I was just figuring she was Irish, in which case, being an intern named Imelda wouldn't be odd in the slightest.

...and like Jet, I'm still cracking up! There's just nothing like creating a little mystique in the office....

An Briosca Mor said...

Imelda is a good name. So is Attracta, except that if I ever met a woman named that I would always wonder if she had a less comely sister named Buttuglia.

hsempl said...

buttuglia! hah!

rob, we're all getting so much vicarious pleasure out of this.

Rob said...

That's what blogging is all about. :-)