Yanking the proprietary chain

I was a real wiseacre in the 1990’s.  Shiftless, malcontented, and always looking to see if I could get people to reflexively answer stupid questions like,”do these stairs go up or down?”

When I managed to ferret a circa-1940’s typewriter out of a thrift store, I simply saw in it potential; I can move mountains.  I can summon the Kraken from the nether-worlds.

I can also bait KFC into a goofy, proprietary defensive posture:

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I know.  I come off as the heretofore-mentioned wheel-short-of-a-bearing.  But remember, all I was really looking for was the entropic output of the administrative department.

I wanted a direct response. At least I got them to look me in the eye:

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7 Responses to Yanking the proprietary chain

  1. The employee who replied to you seemed so nonchalant, like, ‘oh yeah, this happens all the time. I have to write another one of these e-mails.’ Well, now I have to go around asking people which way the stairs go.

    Erin @ Raised Reading

  2. Woo hoo. I’m looking forward to that post!

  3. selysin says:

    I believe the only sensible answer to that question is sideways, the stairs go sideways.

  4. Pam says:

    Her first clue should have been the Mickey stationery. That explains it right off. ; )

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