Friday, April 25, 2008

Warped Sense of Humor

I work under a ton of stress. Fast paced office, phones ringing on end, dealing with the dramas that are inevitable in an office environment, salesmen always trying sell me on the newest and greatest things that my company cannot live without (We usually can.) are just another thing that keeps me from doing ‘my real job’. And that's just the day job, not the mother and wife stuff or the writing stuff which is truly a second and third job. So what do I do to relieve stress?

I find things to laugh about. I have a completely twisted and warped sense of humor, including an odd way of looking at things that just adds to my cynicism. Everyone around me knows it. And most of my email/ blog/ internet friends get glimpses of it. At least I hope they do!

So my BD was a week and a half ago and my sister mailed my present. There were some problems with the shipping and it arrived here yesterday. I opened the box and it said knife set. I was SO upset. Hubby got me a really nice one for Christmas and I felt horrible trying to find a way to tell my sister I already had one. She knows how I like my cool kitchen gadgets. But I hated the thought she spent money on something I didn’t need. So I go through and opened the box that it’s in and find a delightful surprise.

Isn’t that too funny? It's called The Ex Knife Holder. Completely in line with my sense of humor. I love it so much that I don’t think I’m going to take it home. I want to keep it in my office. Maybe a warning to the salesmen and the guys that like to come annoy me?

What’s one of the funniest gifts you ever received?


Leah Braemel said...

OMG That's hilarious! (Better not have any ticked-off employees who might want to use those knives though)

I'll have to think about what the funniest gift I received was ... nothing's coming to mind right now. I know we fool around with how a present is given (something tiny is a bunch of bigger boxes, treasure hunts where you have to follow clues,) but don't think we're into 'funny' presents. Wonder why?

Dani said...

I've already threatened some of the employees to not tick me off!

I think it really started between Hubby and his sis. They've done some almost cruel things to each other in the name of humor.

I love the tiny in the bigger boxes. And for Miss M's BD last year we did some treasure hunting. That is so much fun.

Leah Braemel said...

Oh, and "Tag" you're it! (I tagged you for a meme)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Dani.
The funniest gift I ever got was a twirlie garden thingie that turns in the wind and sparkles. My 'son' gave it to me because he said I'm so easily entertained.

Leah Braemel said...


Leah Braemel said...

Dani, Dani, Dani. April 25th? We're not into mid-May ...

Anyway, if you're searching for something to blog about, I've just tagged you for a meme ... pop over to my blog to find out what this one's about ... they really don't take long.