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Friday, September 15, 2006

Elevator Conversation - Sign of a Boring Day

Two male colleagues, call them A and B, waited for the elevator:

A: Hey. How's things? Still working on project ## ? (naming one of the on-going projects)

B: Yeah. Endless, mate. Endless...

A: Is it really?

B: Yeah. Alas. But you know, there is one thing that really bothers me.

A: What is it?

B: Teletubbies...

A: What?

B: Teletubbies... My daughter loves them so much. We bought all the dvds.. I don't understand why she likes them, really.
They look kind of scary to me...

A: Teletubbies? Scary?

B: You don't think? But my daughter loves them. Whenever she watches them, everytime I turn off the tv for dinner or her bath, she would scream and got really angry...
It's almost like she is addicted or hypnotized or something... Or maybe there is some strange subliminal messages in it... That really concerns me..

A: Teletubbies?

(Elevator arrived. Both went in, A and B pressed the buttons to different floors.)

B: Yes. Why do you think kids like them so much?

A: But aren't they cute?

B: Cute? They are cute? What's so cute about them? And what's up with the severed baby's head that keeps floating around during the show?

A: Severed baby's head? What? Geez man. That's the sun. What's wrong with your imagination?

B: That's the sun? The baby's head is the sun? God, I thought they are promoting mutilation or something....

A: Don't you watch the show with your daughter? You know, so you understand it a bit more?

B: Well, not really... Maybe I should...

(the elevator chimed, B got off. C, another colleague, caught the elevator door just in time before closing and got in.)

C: Hey. What's up?

A: Nothing. But looks like B needs a vacation...

C: Oh? Really? Project ## is that bad, huh? Why? What's the problem? What did B say?

A: Teletubbies....


Blogger dodY said...

yg main teletubies dah mati yah? gara2 kehabisan nafas di dalam kostumnya! hehehe

4:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ah, so it was you guys who keep blubbering about teletubbies on the lift the other day.

try muppets.

10:19 PM  
Blogger dsentanu said...

Yeah, teletubies are kinda scary (and the endless repeating nature of the show freaks me out), but I enjoy them occasionally. Its so scary its fun.

10:48 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

LOL!! I must say that I smile widely reading the ending of the conversation :)

12:34 AM  
Blogger santy said...

Teletubbies? My God! The endless word repititions. I can't stand them! My daughter likes them though. And so I used to ask about watching winnie the pooh now, sweetie? :)

7:54 AM  
Blogger Indonesia Anonymus said...

Thank you folks. Let's just say that our colleague is now relieved to know he is not the only one who thinks teletubbies are a bit freaky...

3:50 PM  
Blogger agus set said...

how old is your colleague? teletubbies is for baby not for adult, so just give the baby right to watch what he/she likes. repeating is normal for baby, but maybe abnormal for adult. and because teletubbies is for baby, a lot of word repititions should be there, we also do the same thing to our baby in everyday activity...

when the baby growing up and the age becoming older than 4 or 5 years, he/she will try to watch another tv programs and don't like teletubbies anymore...

9:42 PM  

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