Monday, March 10, 2008

Bad Taste Post

So, I got an e-mail on Saturday about my former bosses father dying. He was about 96 years old and been in a nursing home for the last couple of years. He also worked with me and up until 92 he drove himself to work everyday. That’s pretty impressive.
My old boss is a huge sports fan, he has season tickets to the Cubs, Sox and Blackhawks.
While I was working with him he always gave me tickets, almost once a week. Since I left my old job we kind of lost contact with each other so tickets have been fewer and farther between.
Now is it wrong form me to want to attend this funeral so that I may sneak in sports comments like. “Sorry your dad is dead, he was blessed with a long life, if you have any extra tickets this year give me a call”
How about these.
“Need some help with the casket? Got any extra tickets?
“He’s in a better place now, death is inevitable, what do you think about the new Cubs player?”
“Nice reception, the casket is beautiful, sooooo, huuuhhh, you going to any baseball games this year?”
“Hey were you planning on taking your dad to any games this year? Can I take his spot?”
If you guys have any better ways to bring up sports and tickets let me know.

I heard on the radio this morning that a hair stylist got shot yesterday for a bad hair cut.
That’s not funny at all…..ok, it’s a little funny. She got shot in the back while trying to run, she’s not dead. How is this woman ever going to work again, would you want to get your hair cut by the stylist that got shot for giving a bad haircut? She needs to find a new job. How can someone suck so bad at their job to provoke someone to shoot at them.

20 comments:

Bee said...

First! I would never shoot at anybody but I came close to hitting someone due to lack of grilled onions.

Tracy said...

Maybe you could say something like "Man I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. If you ever need to talk or just need someone to hang out with, I'm here for ya. Maybe we could even go to a game or something?"
I got a bad haircut one time that made me want to shoot the girl. I didn't but I wanted to. So I understand.

Marie said...

"Seriously"

Marie said...

How about you say:

"It's nice that you where able to spend so much time with your Dad, especially hanging out at the baseball games. I know how much I've always enjoyed it."

The Wife

Nancy27 said...

I like Tracy's idea!

Sounds less obvious.

Dan said...

All are great ideas but they all seem a little "tacky" I can't belive you guys are giving me tips on how to ask for tickets at this mans fathers funeral. Shame on you, shame on you !!!!

Brian o Vretanos said...

I hope that amongst other things they might do to the shooter, he or she is banned from ever having another haircut. They might find it difficult to shoot anyone else if they've got hair over their eyes. And also, who would cut the hair of someone who shot their last stylist?

I think you should get inconsolably upset at the funeral and blub about how much his kind gifts of tickets meant to you...

You can't criticise us for giving you advice - you're the one who's going to be shameful enough to turn up and try them out.

Dan said...

BOV
As always you are correct, keep the sdvise comming please.

Dan said...

advise

Bee said...

Dan, I'm going to buy you an electronic dictionary to keep in your pocket at all times.

And then I'll get one for myself.

Bee said...

know what I'm listening to right now?
"heylittlethingletmelightyourcandlecuzmommai'msurehardtohandlenow"

BEE said...

CUZ I WAS ELEVENTH!

Jean Knee said...

uhm, 12 th

go with Tracy's idea, don't wanna be too obvious

Dan said...

Since there's really is no good way of putting it without seeming like I'm only intersted in tickets
I'm just going to send a card.

Bee said...

Dan, that's even more tacky! Who asks for stuff with a card?

"Hi there! Sorry for your loss. If you're not going to use those sports tickets, here is a postage paid envelope where you can send them to me.
Thanks,
Dan"

Bee said...

Dan, that's even more tacky! Who asks for stuff with a card?

"Hi there! Sorry for your loss. If you're not going to use those sports tickets, here is a postage paid envelope where you can send them to me.
Thanks,
Dan"

Bee said...

oops

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee, that is brilliant! You should start up a card company.

Dan said...

inappropriate card day !!!!
I can make my own.
Picture of an old guy saying.....Uh, need some help here.

Bee said...

So what are you going to do? Send a card. Maybe a singing telegram?