Corruption. Kate Style.

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Most of you know I work for a crazy surgeon. He is incredible at what he does and I enjoy working with him. He's considered "difficult" to manage, but the two of us really don't have any trouble. There is an understanding between us that makes it work. He is not originally from the United States and even though he's been here for a good 30 years, he still speaks four or five other languages that I don't understand. His mastery of English works for him, but sometimes he needs a little help.

He's got this joke, that if he thinks someone is really stupid, he'll say that "They have been rejected by the orangutan committee." In other words, you're so dumb, the orangutans refuse to talk to you. So, he was expressing frustration with someone the other day and said to me, "What is it called?" And I said, "He's got his head up his ass." And he whips around and says, "What?" I reply, "Head up his ass. Like being rejected by the orangutans." Then I hear him muttering to himself as he turns back to his computer. "Head... Up... The... Ass... Headuptheass. Head up his ass." Then he gets the 10 year old boy look on his face, giggles and rushes out the door. And I am all, "Nooooo!!!!!! Don't do it!" shouting down the hall.

Yep. He went right up to surgery and told this person what he thought of him. I have completed my corruption of a 62 year old man. Sigh.

In other news. It is SNOWING!!! I am SO EXCITED! I may squeal. You never know.

16 comments:

saratogajean said...

Reminds me of my friend who taught English as a second language to Japanese business men. They'd say shit like "holy horse!" and she'd have to correct them. "No, it's holy cow."

Awesome.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

You've got some great doctor stories - you could probably devote a blog to them! I love that the doctor told the surgeon where to shove it... hee hee hee.

melissalion said...

Oh you should start making up sayings like dumber than a shoe horn or whatever.

Just start trends, you know?

The Pollinatrix said...

It's so great to start the day laughing. Thank you for this.

texas math said...

When I was a teenager working at McDonalds, the store manager was from India. He loved learning new slang and then using it on his employees when they least suspected it just to see the surprised look on their face.

Plus his accent was very thick, so everything he said sounded funny.

carrster said...

hee hee! Love it!

In other news - we are just COLD COLD COLD. No room for snow when it's this dang cold out.

Meg Kathleen said...

I am jealous. It doesn't look like it is going to snow here EVER. Such a lame winter.

The Good Cook said...

Snow for us tomorrow night!! Woo-wee!! Skiing this weekend. BRRR.. it is freezing here...

Love "Head Up His Ass".. but I also like rejected by the orangutan committee - can I use it?

Rebecca said...

And that crazy snow storm is headed in this direction. Have I made it clear to you that I really don't like snow......Can't stand the stuff.

Can't stand the cold either...but that's another story...or the same, redundancy?

Anyway, love that you're teaching Dr how to say American slang. It's precious!!!

G said...

Ahhhh....it's great to be a teacher. To clue in someone who's much older is a great way to bring a smile to your face and a bounce to your step.

Especially if the older person likes it.

Summer said...

That's hilarious. I bet the person didn't even see it coming.

Meigan said...

So funny. Thanks for the laugh!

Sparkling Red said...

That's fantastic! :-)

buffalodick said...

Brilliant people are not people oriented- they are confused by everyone else's ability to understand what is clear to them!

[F]oxymoron said...

I can just imagine this older doc running around the corner, catching up to his patient, stopping, and then excitedly saying:

"Headupyourass!"

And then speeding off.

Great story!

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