Thursday, February 25, 2010

Three-Peter

So here it is, the promised third installment of the penis trilogy.

As should have been clear by the punchline of my last post, you have to be careful what you say around the post office. The place is full of people quick to seize upon any and everything you say and suddenly use it against you. I pride myself on being fairly quick-witted and have slammed more than one of my coworkers over the years, but I too have fell victim to saying the wrong thing, in front of the wrong person, at the wrong time.

Upon return to work after a trip to New Orleans my coworkers were asking me about my trip. It was one of those warm fall days so a group of us was gathered outside around a picnic table. Being Gov't employees we tended to take long breaks anytime we could get away with it. Talk soon turned to food.

I told them about the places Jennifer and I had eaten, the desserts I'd consumed and of course the various meats I'd scarfed down. That's when somebody asked me about alligator.

"Yeah I ate some," I said. "But iut wasn't all that great."
"Did it taste fishy," somebody asked.
Of course the obiligatory, "No it tastes like chicken!" rang out in the crowd.

"Actually it tasted more like burnt rubber bands, "I explained. "The meat was tough and rubbery. Besides that, the longer I chewed on a bite the bigger it got in my mouth."

And that's when someone chimed in and said, "You should have spit it out. You were eating the wrong part."

19 comments:

Cloudia said...

LOL!!



Aloha, Trav

Comfort Spiral

Deborah Elliott-Upton said...

You crack me up, Travis. I have to remind myself never to read your posts while drinking or eating because one of these days I am going to choke while laughing and you will be responsible for my death. Hmm, She Died Laughing might be a great epitaph.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Grrrooooaaaannnn!

Colleen said...

LOL

Jennifer said...

Ditto what Debbie said. I was drinking wine when I read these 3 penis posts and almost spewed it out my nose.

Hilary said...

It would be wrong to ask if you swallowed.

the walking man said...

Definitely would be good to hear this read on NPR's "This American Life"

Bernita said...

Guys!

Crystal Phares said...

HaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!

Teresa said...

That is so funny! These posts are a riot.

Charles Gramlich said...

You did indeed "open" yourself for that one.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Yikes! You postal workers!

Melanie Avila said...

ROFL!!

I knew where it would end up but didn't see how we'd get there -- nice!

Avery DeBow said...

Urgh. Hopefully it was just cooked incorrectly.

lyzzydee said...

Very amusing!!!!!

Lana Gramlich said...

BWAH! Good one. I agree with you on alligator, although I'm sure that a chef with seriously professional culinary skills could improve the taste & texture much more that I possibly can!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

:)

I would never eat alligator. And now I have another reason not to try it.

I have an 'award' for you on my blog.

jerseygirl89 said...

You make me want to work at the post office.

Mr. Shife said...

Wow. I never wanted to eat gator and now I have another reason why. Funny story Travis, and I bet you could have lived the rest of your life not knowing what part of the gator you ate.