Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cheerio Tae F**K

I'm still on a blogging break, which makes sense as I've spent more time playing MotorStorm on the PS3 than playing poker over the last couple of nights.I watched the Gers game last night ( 2-1 v St Mirren) and the S-man popped over later for more PS3 action.When he left at midnight I watched "The Apprentice" ( why didn't that twat Ben get fired?!) before bed so I'll probably be too tired to have a real go at the poker tonight.( up at 6.30 this morning)

Anyway the point of this post is to relate a wee tale from work.Yesterday afternoon a wee "Get well" card did the rounds for Sue,a no nonsense, outgoing woman in her early 50's who has a bad skin complaint affecting her hands and feet.We've all worked with her for a few years and know she enjoys a laugh and a joke.She loves to shout "Cheerio tae fuck" as she departs every night and I duly wrote that on her card,adding a standard get well message too.Her other friends in the office wrote stuff like "Don't hurry back" and one of the older guys wrote a couple of lines and signed it off with a few kisses.

It had been round everyone and the card organiser was about to pop it into an envelope ready for posting when Dour Face ( looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp) announced she hadn't signed it yet.She was handed the card and questioned the tone of a few of the scribblings written by us all.This was met with a few raised eyebrows and general mutterings about how this was typical Dour Face behaviour.It was explained to her that as we all know Sue pretty well the tone of the card was just fine.

At this point we noticed a look of growing horror on organisers face as it dawned on her just what was going on.The card was not intended for Sue at all, but was meant for Bill, a homeworker we all deal with on a daily basis who has unfortunately been diagnosed with kidney cancer....

Needless to say the card with it's "cheerio tae fuck" and "Don't rush back" sentiments was quickly binned.

Thanks for reading.Back to my blogging break...

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At Thursday, 09 April, 2009, Blogger Steve H. said...

Perhaps the card might have given Bill something to smile about.

Everyone gets so p.c when someone has a terminal illness and I'm sure that the people who are ill would really like to just have a laugh and try and live a normal life without everyone tiptoeing around them.

At Sunday, 12 April, 2009, Blogger Littleacornman said...

I agree he would probably have been fine about it.We just don't know him as well as he's always been a guy we've only dealt with by phone so it could have been a little awkward.


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