Yesterday at work


Within context, it was obvious that a co-worker-who-shall-not-be-named was attempting to conjure the “If a tree falls in the forest and no one sees it, did it really happen?” idea. It didn’t go as planned.

“You know what they say: if the wind blows, does anyone even see it?”




  1. Michael on July 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM


  2. Bree Jeffries on July 22, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    I have a co-worker who always inadvertently mixes metaphors. Example: “That’s where the rubber hits the wind.” HA!

  3. Greta on July 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    When I was working at Blockbuster a million years ago, a woman once attempted to justify all the movies she was buying. She sighed heavily and said, “well, you know what they say: when you’re a Blockbuster fan…”
    Long pause.
    “Yes?” I prompted.
    Another sigh: “you’re… A Blockbuster fan…”

    Apparently though, given Blockbuster’s current status, this is not in fact what “they” all say.

  4. Debbie on August 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    Did you ever meet Luz Maria when you were living in Nashville? She runs wit the East Nasty crowd. Anyway, she’s the queen of mixed metaphors. English is her second language so I guess she has a right… but my favorite is when she says, “He is one unhappy cookie.” (I think she mashed-up “That’s the way the cookie crumbles” and “He’s an unhappy camper”)

  5. Kelly VanderMeer on August 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Now that’s funny. ;-)

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