Monday, July 07, 2008

Excuse me, I need to go Laugh now

I'm working in the exciting world of insurance again.
Yes, sitting behind a desk in a sleepy little office, processing payments and quoting new vehicles.
It's not much, but it does qualify as gainful employment.

Sylvia is the sweetest, most non-threatening middle-aged co-worker I've probably ever had. Since she has been working there for 13 years, and I've been working there for 3 days; she gets to control the radio.

The radio tuned is to a country station, and not one of those cool rockabilly stations; it's one of those horrid country-that-is-pop-music-in-all-but-name-only stations.

Today, while concentrating on the fascinating glass claim of a certain Mr. Wilfred Hale, a Toby Keith song came on the radio and I felt sure I was going to run from the room.

Toby Keith writes THE most OUTRAGEOUS lyrics of any mainstream country singer.

This particular song on the radio was familiar to me only because it was the butt of a joke on 'The Daily Show' last week.

Here it is:

"And you'll be sorry that you messed with
The u.s. of a.
’cause we’ll put a boot in your ass
It’s the american way"

Just imagine my face as I heard this sonnet of patriotism emitting from Sylvia's radio and pity me. I almost exploded from the sheer effort of keeping sarcasm, disdain, and scorn locked inside.

(If ever you want to pick your jaw up off the floor, look up the lyrics to "The Taliban Song" by our good friend Mr. Keith).


At 8:02 AM, Blogger BeatlesDiva said...

It's good to see you blogging again!

I would go nuts if I had to listen to that, but what can you do as the new kid?!

Tell the family hi from me.


At 5:16 PM, Blogger Zenrose said...

Guess which bald, short, hispanic ex-husband of mine loves that song. You only get one guess. Ah, Toby... Proud To Be an Idiot.


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