Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11:19 AM |
Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThe latest and greatest from the absurd world that is my job, one of the call centre women, a lovely older Indian woman whom Nathan and I tease constantly, came back to ask about one of our insane customers. This woman always has a kind smile and even gave me a birthday present.

She was quite excited as she's going to see the stage version of Lord of the Rings. Catherine and I went to see this stinker of a play last month (though it may have improved since then) and I've had nothing but negative things to say about it. Horrible acting, far too long, and the fact that it stops being a musical halfway through the first act.

So, being a jerk, I burst her bubble a little.

"I thought it was awful. It was just not good. It may have gotten better, however, as I only saw the previews."

"Maybe it's better now," she said.

"I hope so."

"I've heard it's good," she said.

"From who?" I asked. "Someone you know?"

"No," she said. "But I've heard it from caucasians (she pronounced it cauc-A-SEE-Ns)."

Sandy and Nathan started laughing. I commented that it was the most bizarrely racist comment I've ever heard. Then we tried to get her to pronounce it properly. She said she got complaints in the call centre all the time from people calling in to complain that they aren't caucasian at all, but white.

"What's the difference?" she asked.

"Caucasians are off-white," I replied.

Just insane.

Other news: I went back to Guelph this weekend, and though the whole city is my home, I was surprised at how dreary the place felt. It's kind of like moving out of your family home, then coming back for a visit once a new family lives there. It's the same house, but nothing is the way you remember it.

Saw V for Vendetta. Quite a good flick and not an action-oriented film at all. I was quite impressed.

Rented the first season of Battlestar Galactica. Just an AMAZING show. Must-watch TV with a few Firefly insprired space-camera work. Jer, you can borrow discs from me as I finish them. It's due back this Sunday.
Posted by Parallel

2 comments:

I'm Huge Editorial Director said...

Excellent. Thanks. Let me know when I can grab them.

12:31 PM  
Brian said...

I'm done the first disc, with is the three hour mini-series. It's brilliantly done. You can grab it any time. I'm going to be working on disc two with Catherine tonight. Just call me later and we'll work it out.

4:44 PM  
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