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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blinderman, This One's for You

I hesitate to post this because my favorite property manager AKA Blinderman reads my blog, Since I am 99.99% certain there was no actual property damage, I'm going to share.

Mar-Dub came up to the office with me tonight and asked to make popcorn. Unknowingly, she put a single serve bag in and hit the popcorn button. Next thing we know we have the nasty burnt popcorn smell. Trying not to piss off Big Chocolate too badly, I try my best to minimize the damage.

I haul ass down the hall to the ladies room and put it in the trash can. The trash can that is filled with used paper towels. I stand back for a second and ponder exactly how pissed the big guy is going to be about the burnt popcorn. I open my eyes and see smoke rising from the trashcan.

Damn it. Big Chocolate and Blinderman are going to be really pissed if I burn down the new office. I grab the smoldering bag and throw it in the sink. Then I have to go fishing in the trash can to make sure that none of the paper towels are actually on fire or smoldering. All good there. Just to be safe, I wet a handful of paper towels and toss it in too. I hung around for a couple of hours waiting on movers, and the building didn't burn down, so I am pretty sure we are out of the woods. Unless, I try to make iced tea that is...

5 comments:

  1. lol! I get a great visual of that whole operation..I can smell the burning popcorn!

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  2. -->I guess instead of gunshot residue on your hands it would be the burnt popcorn smell in your hair...

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  3. That's the hardest smell to get rid of! Ewww!!!!

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  4. yeah that is a gross smell--happens in our office all the time.

    But every post of yours demonstrates more and more to me how much alike we are.

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  5. You are HILARIOUS! Great story, thanks. :-)

    I loooooove popcorn, but the smell of burnt popcorn is the worst...

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