Friday, 11 June 2010
I'M being bullied by a squirrel
Every morning as I sit at my laptop checking out the news from home, the little fecker just pops up on to his perch at exactly my eye level, chewing on a nut, judging me.
"No work today Hoge?"
"Buzz off squirrel, I'm legally prevented from working. You know that."
"O that's right. Your girlfriend is able to work though isn't she?"
"What are you getting at?"
"Nothing at all, I'm just conversing. You know us squirrels, we're chatty sorts. So What's it like being a kept man?"
"Listen you little shit, I've told you before that this is a temporary arrangement until I get my new work visa."
"You mean if you get your new work visa."
"So what's on the schedule today? Think you might become real ambitious and get out of those pajama pants?"
"There's no need for that sort of wise-crackery, I'm keeping myself occupied with my reading and I've been doing some writing. Plus the pants are comfy."
"Sure, sure. How much are you getting paid for your reading and writing these days out of curiosity?"
"We've got a cat in here you know, she could climb up that tree and chow down on you at a second's notice."
"I've seen the cat Hoge. It's questionable if she'd be able to get up this tree and even then I would say she'd need a weeks notice in writing."
"Look just leave me alone, it's early in the morning, I'm in no mood for this."
"Early in the morning? It's 10am, not so long ago you were half way through your work day at this point. How the mighty have fallen."
"You should have seen me in college. This is actually only a minor relapse."
"Well I'm sick and tired of looking at your depressing, lazy ass. Some of us have jobs to go to, those electrical wires aren't going to chew themselves."
"Do you really have to go Squirrel? I'm bored."
"I can see that Hoge, but I'm afraid so. See you tomorrow morning."
"See you Squirrel."