Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Golden Office

Gabe was laid off from the production/warehouse job he'd been at since June, and a staffing agency placed him in an office full of women who are ages 50+.

Just in case you don't know, Gabe is 25 years old, and he still has holes in his ears from his old gauged piercings, and one of his arms is fully tattooed. So at work now, he's not exactly in his element. Not to mention the cloud of perfume is bad for his allergies.

As an Office fan I have been secretly (because I am not sure he'd think it's funny) thinking of him as Gabe the Temp, like Ryan the Temp.

Gabe has other popular culture references in mind, however. He just texted me on his 15-minute break and told me, "I feel like I'm stuck in an episode of The Golden Girls."

Only my other most favorite show. I replied: "I want your job."

A few moments later I could feel the sadness in his electronic communication. "It's not a funny episode."

No such thing!

5 comments:

AndreAnna said...

I love the Golden Girls too!!

And some of my bets friends are women in their 40s and 50s so it doesn't HAVE to be old. Some people just are older than they need to be and it sounds like that's where he is.

Send him in tight pants. Older women love that. :)

That Nora Girl said...

Yes, I feel like the people he works with just act older than they are. It just happens around here. I don't think 50s are old- my mum is 55 and is a belly dance instructor!

I will be sure to encourage him with the tight pants... I mean, more than I already do ;-)

Bridget said...

awww poor guy. That's funny about the tight pants. You would think that in an office full of older women they would be kind of goo-goo gaa-gaa over him, being the only guy and what not.

Kate said...

So funny! It sounds like the perfect place for him to show off some pictures of lo though!!

Jenny said...

That story is so funny!! But I do feel bad for him though!!

And yeah, the Golden Girls are awesome!