Oct. 20th, 2011

What? No!

Oct. 20th, 2011 05:17 pm
athenaltena: (Embarrassed)
This seems to be the week of Ro putting her foot in her mouth in humorous ways, so after the referring to the judge as the wrong gender incident I had another at work, when at our weekly department meeting I mentioned that I would have to step out for about an hour to "go see a judge."

They all stared at me for a minute before one of my coworkers asked "Are you in trouble?" at which point I answered "What? No! I mean, I'm interviewing him for a class assignment, but I'm not in trouble!"

Luckily I happen to work with a kid who is in the same class, so he backed up my story. It honestly hadn't occurred to me that it could be taken like that. One of my coworkers even joked that he was glad, since for a second he thought I'd really gone off the rails! I have a (not undeserved) reputation for being something of a goody-two-shoes in the sense that I've never really engaged in the more destructive behaviors common among my age group. The closest I've come to getting arrested was that one time Amtrak saw my kasana and thought I had a real sword (hence why I call it "the time my umbrella almost got me arrested").
athenaltena: (adjust glases)
Yeah, good thing I'm not a vegetarian, since I just got ten pounds of various types of meat in my PeaPod order, so if I was a vegetarian I'd be the worst vegetarian ever.*

There is method to my madness, since I freeze it, and when I put in a PeaPod order it generally lasts me a few months. I generally reserve PeaPod orders for when I'm running low on a lot of things and when lots of lugging would be involved, what with the three flights of stairs and no elevator. That's why I always tip the delivery guy too.

*For the record, this joke is mocking me, not vegetarianism. I don't have a problem with vegetarians unless they start getting all self-righteous, which I consider grounds for calling out anybody, even people who I otherwise agree with in principle. Relatedly, a couple of weeks ago we had some people at the campus handing out pamphlets about vegetarianism to help the environment, and I was polite to them, but when I saw them again and they tried to give me a second pamphlet I said "No thank you, I have one already so I'll save a tree" and they said "Well, take one anyway!" which I thought was rather hypocritical.

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