Thursday, February 21, 2008
Take Your Rubber Chicken To Work?? Never Again!!
Inspired by the call to Take Your Rubber Chicken to Work Week promoted by El Bloggo Torcido's El Jefe, I joined in and took my normally house-ridden pest, uh, pet rubber chicken Yolko to work with me yesterday.
I let him add up some important figures for the financial statements and as you can see, he really enjoyed himself. I forgot to check if he did it right though, but what the heck, am I any different from the big auditing firms?
I am always sensitive to the fact that Yolko must have his time of worship each morning so even though we were at the office, I wanted to make sure he didn't miss out on his usual session with El Pollo Jefe.
Kids are often shy in new environments but once they get used to things, they'll start exploring and getting into mischef. Yolko was no different than a kid. He got bolder and bolder and started exploring the office. And you can see what happened when he encountered the postage meter.
I brought him back to my office and told him to sit still. But I got engrossed in something and didn't pay attention to him. Next thing I knew, he had disappeared again. I searched all over the office and finally...
That darn fool chicken managed to get himself in the freezer!! Luckily I found him in time, although he still managed to turn white from the experience.
A few more moments and I might have had to change his name to Tyson. Or Zacky or Foster. Oh wait, never mind. Zacky and Foster have the good sense to never get frozen.
Oh, and please excuse the disgusting filthy condition of that bacteria-generator we refer to as our refrigerator in our office. We're really conducting secret scientific experiments, you know.
Poor Yolko was so cold I decided to warm him up a bit. All we had was a microwave oven so I put him in there and pressed the "minute plus" button to take away the chill.
I guess I pressed the button a few too many times. He was feeling pretty crispy after that, but later in the afternoon his usual jaundiced color returned and he was back to normal.
All in all it was a very exciting but busy and tiring day for Yolko and he had no trouble dozing off soon as we got home. I tucked him into bed and as you can see, he's already catching some zzz's.
That's his favorite poster up on the wall, by the way.
I'd like to thank El Jefe for his wonderful idea and I suppose this is now going to become an annual event. Will I participate next year? I'm not sure. That chicken got into so much mischief at the office I don't know if it is worth the trouble!
By the way, head on over to El Bloggo Torcido to read/see about other people's experiences taking their rubber chicken to work! Here's a couple of blog posts also to check out: Sonadora at Wannabe Wino and Farley at Behind the Vines.