June 03, 2006

The Next Time I Mock Somebody on the Internet, Consider the Source

Proof, if more were needed, that I am an imbecile:

My boyfriend and I were standing on the patio smoking cigarettes when a crew-cutted young fellow in swimming trunks headed past us, towards the pool. I will omit the pointless disagreement that his passing prompted between my boyfriend and I, about whether the security guards lock the pool up at different hours on the weekends than they do during the week, and get to the good part, the part in which I am exceedingly dumb.

As the young man passed us on his way back from the pool, he chuckled in a slightly embarrassed fashion and explained, "Dropped my dog tags in the pool."

"Oh," I laughed, "didn't feel like sending the dog into get 'em, huh?"

The young man gave a very small "heh" and continued on his way without further comment.

"Good job, honey," my boyfriend muttered with clear disgust, "Making fun of a serviceman. And so soon after Memorial Day."

"Service . . . ?"

"Yes. The hair?"



"I--oh. You mean . . . you mean his dog tags. HIS dog tags."


"Not his dog's tags?"



"Oh, no."


"I am--wow, I am REALLY STUPID."

"Edith," my boyfriend sighed, shaking his head, "Edith, you dingbat."

Posted by Ilyka at June 3, 2006 11:56 PM in navel gazing

Testing ... because what you describe above has happened to me a few times here. Now go ahead and delete this if you want.

Posted by: Roxanne at June 4, 2006 08:37 PM

No shit? Listen, always give me a holler if that happens to you. I don't have a moderation queue or anything like that, but I am subject to the quirks and whims of a server somewhere in Australia.

By the way, would you please ask The Left what happened with that DoS attack? Steven Den Beste seems to think The Left was behind it and oh, my sweet heavens above, how I only wish I were making that up. But me, I'm just asking: Has anyone seen The Left lately?

Posted by: ilyka at June 4, 2006 09:48 PM


You need to straighten out the Right. Big time. Save a handful of your bloggy friends (and you know who they are) many of them are way off the map and are headed to that dark musty place whar thar be dragons.

Posted by: Roxanne at June 5, 2006 11:44 AM