I work with a woman who acts just like Penelope from Saturday Night Live. For those of you that aren't familiar with Penelope (you know, the 2 of you that read this?), she's a character that is constantly trying to one-up anybody who's talking.... for instance...
Lady: (to her friend) Your mother-in-law sounds like a real piece of work!
Penelope: my mother-in-law is like 10 pieces of work... like 20 pieces of work... like 1000 pieces of work... she's more work than your mother-in-law... soooo...
Lady: so-n-so's cat Whiskers McGee died yesterday. She was 15 years old.
Penelope: My cat was 17 years old...its name was Whiskers McGee the first.... it died just a few minutes ago....
Anyway it's a lot funnier if you google it and watch the clips. But it's NOT funny to actually work with someone like this. This lady has a one-up for ANYTHING you've done, seen, experienced, felt, had done to you, etc. For instance....
Someone: my stomach sure hurts... I think I have a virus
Her: Well my stomach always hurts... it's hurting really bad... I think it's my colitis.
And you know, it wouldn't be THAT big a deal, except she doesn't even acknowledge what you said, other than to one-up it.
Me: Did you see that article in the paper where that lady was killed the car wreck?? Some people I know work for the volunteer fire department and were the first ones out there... they said her body parts were everywhere...
Her: Well when I had my wreck, blah blah blah blah blah.
A little sympathy for the woman who died, anyone??
In other news, my friend and I have babies almost the same age. (Mine is 6 weeks older than hers.) But hers is SOOOO HUGE!! She outweighs him by at least 2 pounds. But they are so cute together. She's very chill... my baby is very much a hyper-pants. She's so chubby. He is just long and kind of skinny looking compared to her. I babysat her for a little while yesterday, and I put her in the floor to play with Michael's toys... he got SOOOOOO jealous!! He kept grabbing things from her! He's only 8 months old.... where in the WORLD did he get THAT behavior??
But he was excited for her to be there, and kept grabbing at her and laughing.... cheeky monkey.
Hmm do I have any other news? Oh. I'm SO SICK OF WORK AND I NEED IT TO BE SUMMER VACATION RIGHT THIS FLIPPING MINUTE. K thanks.
That is all.