Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Random Scene From the Day


INT.-MY CUBICLE-DAY

CRAIG is the 18 year old son of a co-worker/friend that I've known for more than 10 years now. In that time I've hung with their family quite a bit.Craig and I both love cartoons, have similar tastes when it comes to comedy/music/movies and in a way I'd say I'm like an unofficial Godmother to him. It's a bit out of the ordinary as he is as black as I am white but because of my origins (Detroit) and my extensive knowledge in the realms of rap music, he finds me to be one of "cool ones". Racist lil' shit. But that's the set up. Here's an excerpt of our brief conversation from this afternoon when he stopped by the office after school.

CRAIG
What up?

HEIDI
Not a thang man, not a thang. (I over do trying to be cool. Sue me.)
Wadda you got goin' on?

CRAIG
Mmmm...... I.D.K.

HEIDI
I.D.K.? Did you just verbally text me?

CRAIG
Huh?

HEIDI
I mean you do realize that we are actually speaking to each other right now and that in doing so, we should use full words and not acronyms right?

CRAIG
(stifling a huge smile)
Oh YEAH man...yeah! I'm sorry.
(full blown laughter)

HEIDI
(shaking head)
This is W.T.F. is wrong with your generation.

CRAIG
You stupid.

THE END.

7 comments:

  1. I know, right? I thought my generation was as lazy as it was going to get. We at least spoke in full words even if they were completely meaningless. :)

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  2. Can you envision a time and place where language will be like, acronyms and the words behind them will be like, forgotten? I don't believe that people are like, any dumber than they ever were. It's jus like, there are more of them.

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  3. Lol Mr. C! This is Heidi btw. For some reason this piece of shit only lets me respond anonymously from my lap top. I have not the intelligence to figure out why.

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  4. It's hard to argue with "You stupid." I think that pretty much trumps everything.

    You know, I know it's different than texting but everyone originally thought instant messaging was going to ruin everybody's language and writing skills. Instant messaging actually helped me become a better speller and writer. It was easier for me to type out full sentences than use acronyms, and over time I got good at it. I owe my ability to type, though I technically do it incorrectly, to instant messaging.

    But I'm with you on the verbal texting. I don't have a problem with it being lazy as much as it's just generally lame. You can tell him I think anybody who does it is an ass clown, not lazy.

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  5. Pantsless-I know! I was unable to form a legitimate come back after being smited like that.

    I will tell him of his ass clownery however I doubt he'll care since it comes from a cracker. He's like "Michael" from "Goodtimes". MILITANT, but still funny as shit.

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  6. "Smited?" Oh, come on! Since we're talking about language here, where's 'smitten'? Or even 'smote'?

    Damn. I love that one. Smote. Smote. Smote. Just look at it. Isn't that just about the most dumb-ass looking word you've seen all day? Smote! Smote!

    Correct grammar: it's not always the most elegant choice.

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