Zingers

Work break room

I just had this conversation in the break room at work. Commence scene. 

[Aurora walks into the kitchen and throws away a bag of trash.]

Male Coworker 1 [dryly]: Thank you for contributing to our landfill.

Aurora [cheerfully]: You’re welcome. That’s what I do best! [points both pointer fingers at Male Coworker 1 with a snarky grin] After all, you know what I’m full of!

[Brief pause, while Aurora starts walking away and Male Coworker 1/Female Coworker 1 process]

Female Coworker 1 [laughing]: Wow! That was amazing!

[Aurora turns, pausing her exit]

Female Coworker 1 [surprised and pleased]: What a great delivery. That was hilarious! You timed it perfectly.

Aurora [grinning]: Thanks. I secretly want to be a stand-up comedian, but somehow that skill set just doesn’t come into play here at the office. [Pause, thinking] Actually, working here sometimes IS a bit like being a comedian.

Male Coworker 1 [drumming fingers on tabletop in rhythm of drum set]: Bah-dah, chhh!

Female Coworker 1 [enthusiastically]: And she does it again! Two zingers in the course of [she checks her watch] thirty seconds!

[Sounds of appreciative clapping as Aurora exits the kitchen area]

And my boss doesn’t think I have relationship skills. Psh. I may be introverted, but I’m a social introvert who knows how to skate by on wit, charm and charisma!  

Authentically Aurora

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4 thoughts on “Zingers

  1. Yes, that is my secret power too. To surprise people with wit and charm and then quickly walking away for all to have something to talk about. Unfortunately, like you said here, the wit and charm is mostly wasted (like garbage) on the witless.

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