Tuesday, 3 June 2008

It's a zoo

I went out for lunch with my old colleague from last years show on Friday. It was actually really nice. We don't hang out regularly but when we do I remember how much fun it is to work with people that you really get along with.

Neither her nor I take our jobs very seriously. We are both utterly convinced that a trained monkey could do our job for us and no one would know the difference. We were in stitches over this at lunch.

Colleague: So they want to film over my Glastonbury period. I've said I already requested that time off and have bought tickets and organised everything already so I have to go.

Miss M: So go, I'm sure they can survive without you

Colleague: I know, I'll bring in a monkey to replace me. A trained one could do this job!

Miss M: Even better, bring in a wild one! That'll really spice up the office

Colleague: Laughs Can you imagine? I'd phone in to check that everything is fine and they'd be like "oh yes, you're replacement is doing a sterling job" meanwhile it will be jumping up and down on the chair, screeching, waves it's arms about and smashing the computer.

Miss M: Hey it'll fit right in!

Both of us cackle with laughter

Miss M: Just imagine if it started flinging it's shit around!

Colleague: Noooooooooooooo! Bet you it still would do a sterling job though.

Miss M: Yup, no one would notice that you were gone would they?

In all serious though I do sometimes believe that a trained monkey could do our jobs.

Our other colleague, who works as a Researcher on the creative side, spent a week on location washing up dishes for a high profile television chef.

He spent 3 years in University and got a degree to wash dishes?

This industry really does take the piss sometimes.

I'm not in the most positive mood this morning.


sweets said...

"I'm not in the most positive mood this morning"

that's a little bit of an understatement don't you think? ;)~

hope you feel better soon!

The Divine Miss M said...

Aww thanks Sweets. Just not in a happy mood this morning in general.

My housemate is bringing me down. Meh.

Probably just woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something!

MidniteGem said...

It does seem to be one of those strange mood days ...think everyone is feeling like that today.

Elise said...

The key work you used was "trained"

Even if a monkey could do your jobs they'd still have to be trained right?

Just Kidding :)

I think eveyone's having a shit day. Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow xx

The Divine Miss M said...

@gem - Ja you're right. It'll be better tomorrow :)

@Elise - You sound like you're also have a crappy one! Let's make tomorrow so much nicer!

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

I hear you about the job thing.. I am also not feeling spiffy today.. I think I need a chocolate cake of some sort.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You may not be in a productive mood, Ms. M, but you are certainly in a ingenious one. I really think that importing a monkey might improve the atmosphere there.

Supanova said...

LMAO....I just had the most ridiculous image of a monkey doing your job! Too funny! Something like in the Fall Out Boy video for their song 'Thanks for the memories'!

KaB said...


I think the human race ARE a bunch of monkeys actually! Never mind getting an actual monkey in to do the work!

The Divine Miss M said...

@pdx - Can you throw one my way?

@nick - Ja will make it hysterical! I think it is a fab idea :)

@supernova - That music video always freaks me out, don't know why ...

@kab - Awww honey *big hugs*

KaB said...

I'm actually okay!

He apologised!

I nearly fell off my chair!

The Divine Miss M said...

OH YEY!!!!