Friday, May 1, 2009
My boss’s husband thinks he has swine flu. So not kidding. The boss and I have getting our kicks teasing him a little. Okay, a lot.
I asked how he was feeling when he called this morning.
"Horrible! This swine flu is terrible . . "
I said, "You have swine flu? In a pig's eye!"
"I’m not kidding! I’ve had this fever for days."
"Well," I assured him, "It’ll break and you’ll be sweating like a pig soon enough. Let's just hope you won't make a pig of yourself just because you're ill."
"You’re not as funny as you think," he tells me.
"Aww, pearls before swine, I tell ya," I respond.
The boss, meanwhile, is doing her devoted wifely duties by leaning against the wall and seizing with laughter.
He finally gets sick of my shenanigans and asks if his wife is available.
"Well, she’s snorting with laughter at the moment. Heh, heh. Snorting. Get it?"
He hung up.
Now I’m Googling "pig and swine idioms" so I’ll be ready when he calls again. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun mocking sick people.
Posted by Kim at 10:07 AM