Posts Tagged ‘conversations’

Tracy: “…and I really want a Twista Choppa Pro, but not for Christmas. It can chop and whip – it has 2 attachments”

Henk: “But you have one.”

Tracy: “No, I have a Braun multi mix”

Henk: “Ja, so why do you want a Twista Choppa Pro?

Tracy: “For the same reason I want garden solar lights,  and haven’t complained about juicing lemons by hand – it doesn’t use electricity!”

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Tracy:“… so it’s kinda nerve-wracking when the driver tries to have a conversation with you.”

SC: “But are deaf people allowed to drive? I thought they weren’t allowed to drive.”

Tracy: “Of course they’re allowed to drive. Blind people aren’t allowed to drive. Mind you, I don’t know if there is even a law against the blind driving. I bet some blind person will deliberately get a licence JUST because there is no such law.”

SC: “No, there is a law; I read it in the K53.”

Tracy: “What, the braille K53?”

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Early morning on our way to Cape Town.

Tracy: “I need coffee.”
Henk: “You have to get decaf”
Tracy: “But I want espresso. Do you think you can get that in decaf?”
Henk: “That’s like wanting dry water.”

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Tracy: “So, do you know the story of Alice?“
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “What do you mean, ‘No’ “
Henk: “I mean that I don’t know the story of Alice”
Tracy: “You don’t know it? Not even the Disney version?”
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “Opium smoking blue caterpillar?”
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “Cheshire cat?”
Henk: ”No”
Tracy: “Un-birthday Tea Parties with the Mad Hatter”
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “Drink Me, Eat Me; sides of a mushroom that make you grow or shrink?”
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “’Off with their heads’ and painting the roses red? Flamingo crocket? ”
Henk: “No”
Tracy: “You really don’t know any Alice in Wonderland”
Henk: “That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you!”

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Henk: “So what are we watching?”
Tracy:Alice in WonderlandTim Burton’s version”
Henk: “OK”

After 5 mins.

Henk: “Didn’t you say this was a Tim Burton movie?”
Tracy: “Yes. Why?”
Henk: “So where are the funny creatures and stuff.”
Tracy: “They’re still coming”
Henk: “But this looks like an Austin flick.”
Tracy: “I know. They need to explain the back story; the creatures will still come”

Few minutes later

Henk: “I don’t think this is a Tim Burton movie. Where’s Johnny Dep?”
Tracy: “There, the white rabbit just rushed by. The creatures are coming. Hush. ”

Alice FINALLY enters wonderland, drinks the Drink Me, eats the Eats Me, and scrambles through the little door.

Henk: “AHA! A crooked tree and it’s looks dark and eerie. This IS a Tim Burton movie”
Tracy: * face palm *

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Tracy: Trying to casually slip a joke into the conversation “As a sign of respect, the strippers at Teazers will only be going half way up their poles this weekend.”
Henk: “Why?”
Tracy: “Duh, cause Lolly Jackson was murdered Monday night”
Henk: “What?!”
Tracy: “You didn’t know? Yoh. It’s on every radio station and news channel etc”
Henk: “Wonder who will get his cars?”

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I get a phone call today at work; friendly lady on the other side. This is what I hear (In brackets is what was actually said – but I heard it wrong)

Friendly Lady: “Hi, I’m Friendly Lady phoning from the salaries department, Paarl (Payroll) ” {this is where the misunderstanding starts} “How are you today?”
Tracy: ” Fine. Sorry, do I know you? Have we met? ” {I worked at Paarl laboratory for about 2 weeks}

Friendly Lady: “No we haven’t met. We made an error with your salary this month. We paid you too much. 5000 hours overtime too much  ” {this is about twice my annual salary}
Tracy: “… ”

Friendly Lady: “Hello?? ”

Friendly Lady: “Can you help us fix this? ”
Tracy: “How did my overtime claim get to you guys?”

Friendly Lady: “We do everyone’s claims ”
Tracy: “In Paarl?! ”

Friendly Lady: “Yes, in Paarl (Payroll) ”
Tracy: “Funny, I didn’t know that. Now when did Paarl start doing salaries and admin and finance stuff ”

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Ok, so it was one of those ‘had to be there’ moments. But the whole Paarl vs Payroll is hilarious as our HQ is in Johannesburg – 2000km away; I think Paarl Lab can probably fit in their lunchroom.

I still got to pay the money back – Wonder if I can apply for our home load using this pay slip? 🙂

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