Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Am I Going To Hell?

A coworker, who is a diehard Mets fan, looked upset earlier today as I walked past his cubicle.  I noticed that he was reading a news story on the internet.

When I asked him what the problem was, he moved aside to show me what he was reading.  The news article read:

Official scorer for Major League Baseball Bill Shannon dies in West Caldwell house fire

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced Tuesday that Bill Shannon, 69, an official scorer for Major League Baseball, died in a house fire in West Caldwell this morning.

He began to explain to me that Mr. Shannon, who had been an announcer for the Mets for many years, was always one of his favorites.

"Thats too bad", I said.  "But they wrote the wrong title for his obituary"

"What do you mean?"

"It should have read..... Fire 1, Announcer 0!"

Apparently, my lack of showing the proper amount of sympathy for Mr. Shannon's untimely demise  prompted my aggitated friend to utter the mandate that I should go right to H - E - Double Hockey Sticks, before storming off.

I have a feeling that I wont be invited to his Christmas party this year.


Heff said...

Yeah, you're going to hell alright, but at least you'll be sitting next to ME in the COMEDY SECTION !

Brittany said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA. Even if that was my grandfather I would have thought that was funny!

Mrs. Hall said...


but not for this.

will miss you though ;)

Verdant Earl said...

Well, douche-nozzle, as you said twice previously in the post, Mr. Shannon was an offical scorer. Not an announcer. Very different jobs, but you would know that if you weren't a sports-hating woman.

PS - I've actually met Bill Shannon. He was a helluva nice guy.

Slyde said...

heff: thats the best section!

brit: i'd never make fun of your grandpa :)

holly: why the h8?

ass-face: i'd rather be a sports hating woman, than a person who professes to LOVE sports, but reacts more violently to the thought of actually PLAYING one than a vampire to garlic.

Chris H said...

Love your come back to 'ass face'.... and obviously work coworker has NO sense of humour!

sybil law said...

But his Christmas party probably has sweet drinks like Ovaltine, and a slide show of his last trip to Omaha!

Seriously. People are so fucking lame.

Anonymous said...

nah i like to think God'd find that funny too- otherwise you'd have to question why he gave us wit in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

- Kris

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Some people have NO sense of humor..

Marlene said...

I'm not sure which is funniest....your retort to your coworker....or the one to "Earl"!

Cocaine Princess said...

Heff's comment is too funny!!

elizabeth said...

You can come to my party.