I just had an IM conversation at work that went like this:
Me (about ten minutes later): Hola, ‘sup?
Coworker: You at lunch?
Me: Nope – just had to move a hose.
Me: Graywater hose. WFH today, doin’ laundry. :) (inside my head: la la la I’m just livin’ my life, I’m not thinking about how WEIRD this might sound to somebody else, la la la)
Coworker: moving hoses? don’t get it
Me: Well, TURNS OUT, we have gophers in our garden.
Me: So instead of putting the laundry water into the watering tanks for the garden this week, I’m draining it straight into their tunnels
Me: I figure the combination of FLOODING and SMELLS LIKE SOAP + HUMAN UNDERWEAR ought to make them think twice about settling in MY garden, you know? (erm, waitasecond…)
Me: At least, I HOPE it does…(ya, this is possibly a really damned odd thing to be telling a coworker…)
Coworker: That is…possibly…the weirdest thing I’ve ever heard. In a work conversation, anyway. I think I almost choked on my tea.
Me: Oh. Sorry about that, man. They really should put “watch out for spit-takes around Tama” into our onboarding documentation. (inside voice: …oops…)
Coworker: Yes. Yes they should.
Coworker: Also, you should totally have your own reality show. :)
Me: You are not the first person to say this. XD (…whew, he’s got a solid sense of humor, I’m saved!…)
Coworker: That is not surprising to me. Anyway. QC # 5 for September release…
I think that is my favorite part: Note how he just sort of takes it in stride and goes on with his day.
Oh. I see.You were AFK for a few minutes because you were jamming a graywater hose down a new gopher tunnel so you could fill it up with laundry water in a (probably vain) attempt to encourage them to flee. Makes PERFECT sense, so, back to the matter at hand…
Yet another reason why I really just love the heck out of this team of mine…adaptability, my friends, adaptability…