Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Verbal volleyball

I provided the setup – but she drove it home!

So there I was, at work, outside the secured door at work, heading back in. Another, a woman whom I had seen the previous day in the office, and earlier in the day also, arrived at the door at about the same time.

"Oh," she said, "I forgot my badge. Can you let me in?"

I knew she was an employee but, being funny (or a smart-aleck, you pick), I trotted out a line that has amused others in this situation.

"Are you really who you are?" I asked. Hey, I said I thought it funny, not that it made sense.

"I think so," she answered, "but I can check my underwear tags."

Gorgeous. The best I could muster was "No, I don't think that'll be necessary" and badged us both in.

I really like people with quick minds. They leaven the world around them and we are all the better for knowing them.


  1. Awesome response! Alas, I think of those witty lines an hour after the fact...

  2. I'm there with you Laura - a day late (on a good day) with some witty comment or other...

    But, it's gorgeous when someone can actually deliver when needed.

  3. I'm amused by how some people still put their names on their underwear tags. Awesome. I should do it, just in case I get run over by a bus.


  4. That's why I write -- all the time in the world to come up with a come back. I'm always too slow on my feet, but I agree, love to hear a good one.