Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween at work.

Today is Halloween, and I work at a high tech company in the Silicon Valley. You would think that people would be dressed up. I'll admit, I didn't put much effort into my costume, but at least I put on a wizard hat.

Today in the afternoon they had a little Halloween party, where some people brought their kids, but they also had margaritas and daiquiris for the adults. At one point one of the small (unattended) children started pouring themselves some daiquiri. I then began to have a debate with myself as to whether or not I had a moral responsibility to stop the child. My debate ended prematurely when someone else decided they had a moral responsibility to stop the child.

I think the saddest part of the whole thing was that the person who took 3rd place in the costume contest had the following costume: devil horns and a red tail. I think she put them on 2 seconds before the party.

I miss living in tract housing with my parents, where I had a whole house to decorate and hundreds of kids teeth to rot.

Happy Halloween everyone!

9 comments:

Friends of McDougal said...

This may be a dumb question at a tech company, but was the "devil" hot?

Maybe just answer in relative terms.

Hot women can do whatever they want and people will pick them as winners.

Especially at a tech company.

We have some 'round here who come in at nine, take their shoes off, and organize chili contests and whatnot. Then they go home or somewhere else to be hot.

I'm pretty sure we pay them like $40k/year.

I look like Buckminster Fuller. I work 75 hours/week and get paid shit.

Maybe I shouldn't count the hours spent blogging as "work."

Perhaps I need to better compartmentalize my efforts. I've reached a point where I can't do anything for more than 44 minutes in a row. This is down from over an hour last year.

At this rate, by the time I'm 50, I will only be able to organize chili cook-offs ... and will probably have to take my shoes off to do it.

God, I hope I'm a hot woman by then.

In the mean time, I bet I could get some of those devil horns on the cheap right about now.

jiggs said...

I hope you are a hot woman at 50 too because that would be the culmination of my mcdougal fantasy.

Booty J Patrol said...

No she was not hot. Not relatively or any other way.

As a matter of fact, we have a lot of hot lasies working here. There are three just in my group.

There is also a bevy of hottness that used to sit a few rows over from us. They are the recruiters.

Sadly, they moved my cube so I can no longer enjoy the hotness.

Booty J Patrol said...

That was supposed to say "ladies", not "lasies", but I think my typo was pretty funny.

Monkey said...

I too am hoping that McDougal will morph into a hot woman. I love boobies.

This party sounds fascinating Mr. Patrol. What, may I ask is wrong with children downing cocktails??

Booty J Patrol said...

Well, see, that was my question too. Which is why I did not imediately jump to stop this child.

I mean, I hear in france the kids start drinking as soon as they can pour their own glass of wine.

jiggs said...

The French also have a habit of surrendering and not showering, but that doesn't mean that we should let kids in the Blessed USA take up smelling bad and being a wuss.

USA! USA! USA!

Monkey said...

Oh I don't know about that. I love odors myself.

Mmmmm.... rotting eggs.

Friends of McDougal said...

Do you guys smell smoke?

SEriously, I think something's on fire in here.