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New York Minute

I couldn’t get started this morning and it is already hot and muggy so the walk to the subway didn’t speed me up any.

When I got to work I said to one of the security guards, “Jesus, hot enough for you?”

“Never mind that, I’m already dealing with bullshit.”

I asked her what was wrong.

“This skinny bitch tries to come through here and I tell her she’s got to get put her bag through x-ray before I can let her in. Dude she’s with says, ‘She’s from the L.A. office, it’s okay.’ No, I don’t care where you from, over here you go through x-ray.”

I laughed and said, “Well, it’s over with so don’t dwell on it.”

“Oh, I’m done. Got to leave room for the more bullshit. My day’s just started.”

[Photo Credit: Penny Anderson]

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 19, 2011 9:50 am

Good one. I dressed in my schoolie best for a Sony presentation (ads for the new alpha digital) today (my first trip to Sony in over a decade). So it's humid and typhooning in Tokyo. Rain. Sun. Steam. I got on a blazer, Tommy Hil khakis, brogues and an purple Oxford. I'm sweating me balls off, no doubt. I get to Sony and the agency guy has on jeans, sneakers and a Hawaiian shirt. We get up to the meeting room and all the Sony guys have on T-shirts and jeans. I'm like WTF?! But my copy cleared the fence, cleared the bases and then some, so it's all good, minus the sweat. Beer followed not long after.

2 ms october   ~  Jul 19, 2011 9:56 am

haha, yeah i think it is one of those hot ass days where everything is annoying and you just can't get moving.
i just missed the b train but figured the next one would come soon. but instead 3 c trains came and i finally decided i'll just get on the damn c and switch to the d at 59th. then some poor lady who was probably in her early 30s asked someone if she could sit and passed out on the train, i guess she couldn't handle the heat. some guy walked her off the train at 86th though so and she looked okay and we got moving again.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 19, 2011 9:58 am

Yeah, and it's supposed to get worse...

4 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 19, 2011 11:21 am

Despite the brief intrusion by the security guard, the Skinny Bitch From The L.A. Office's cloak and scythe were undetected by the x-ray scanner, and by the time the elevator opened on the 18th floor, she was properly attired for the purposes of her meetings in New York.

5 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 19, 2011 12:51 pm

I'm going to use those words next time I ask to open the bank vault at my neighborhood branch. I'll also throw in a "free beer and sorbet for everyone" to clinch the deal.

6 YankeeAbby   ~  Jul 19, 2011 2:28 pm

Best. Cross-Stitch. Ever!

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