Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Words

As I was leaving home to go to school, my mom would always tell me: "Have a good day, and remember to be careful of traffic, women and drugs".
Wise words, that have followed me through my life! So long, I've only had a single encounter with drugs, and never had an accident in the streets (though I've come close to, twice). It is just the part of women that I haven't mastered yet, and never believe I will! What can I say. It is not as if I'm the only man on the planet who has not mastered the art of reading a woman's mind.
But I digress! The issue for writing this post is to share with you the words of a not so famous Greek expat in West Africa. Words that I return to on difficult times.

The gentleman has called a subordinate to his office to give him a piece of his mind for something that was done contrary to his instructions.

The subordinate is trying all sort of excuses to cover up for his mistake in a vain attempt to pull the proverbial wool over the manager's eyes.
Frustrated for not being able to find the cause of the breakdown in communication, at the end of his tether with listening to stupid excuses the manager lashes out:

"You think I know fuck nothing? I know fuck all!"

True words of wisdom! Words that are etched to my mind forever....

12 comments:

HollyGL said...

Well, as for women. We baffle ourselves sometimes, so don't be too hard on yourself! :)

Epimenides said...

Oh Hollygl, give me some credit! It was not me who said the phrase. It was a guy working there the same time with my dad!

David said...

I am so going to use that line next time I get into an argument at work. Perfect!

The thing you always have to remember about women...is that they're all psycho! You get that straight and then it all makes sense. ;)

JYankee said...

Hey Hey now you GUYS! (I could same the same....)

That line was great though...wish I could use it here...nobody'd understand me....:(

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh Epi, yeah wise words from mom :) but seriously, I think you're doing alright in the women front, you words were dancing when you wrote about the night with your sweetheart in Rio :)

Loz said...

ROFLMAO - It's all greek to me!

Epimenides said...

David - It's the perfect expression to stop an arguement, isn't it. How can you say it and keep a straight face?
jyankee - women are wonderful and strange beings!
mother hen - alright in the women front? I've been through hell and back! I thank God for my Rio girl!
loz - It's all greek to me, too!

Amel's Realm said...

All women are pscyho? HI HI HI HI HI...now I can't stop laughing. Poor, poor men...sometimes I DO pity men as they get confused about us he he he...but anyway, I LOVE being a womaaaannnnnn. :-D

Alice Kildaire said...

More wise words from mom...."Just 'cause there's a hole there doesn't mean you have to stick anything in it."
I've been telling the boy that since he was about 2 and figure it's just as applicable now that he's entering the teen age years. :D

Epimenides said...

Hi Alice! Good of you to drop by! Your words are like the Greek old saying "be carefull where you put your d..c and your signature". It's crude, I know, but very wise!!! ;)

David said...

Man, now I've got two great sayings out of this post. They're already in the Moleskine. :)

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