Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Who's the Boss?
In honor of Boss’s Day Monday, we lowly subordinates at Chaos College threw a Mexican Pile-on for our lofty supervisors. This popular dish has been mentioned in a past post and I think you all remember it’s where we invite local Mexicans to ‘pile’ on top of one another thus making the highest mound (or even a pyramid for finicky shape freaks) and then awarding a coveted prize. That’s doesn’t sound right. :) At any rate, this delectable repast has been discussed before and I must reiterate what a tasty mishmash of intersecting flavors it is. Participants sign up to bring their choice of chili, rice, beans, corn chips, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onions, green and black olives, pecans, coconut (yes, coconut!), or salsa. We then proceed through the buffet line and pile it on our plates. We all gathered in our smaller banquet room off the cafeteria for this yummy feast. Low and behold, beating everyone to the proverbial punch, already seated, fork clenched in hand and drool dribbling from both sides of her massive jaws was The Spider. You remember, the one that holds court in my reception area before work starts? Far from a shy, timid wallflower, The rude Spider perched at her preferred table nearest the food as she impatiently waited for pokier invitees to arrive. Several times she urged our Grand Poohbah to jump the gun, queue up and get this party started! Boss demurely declined preferring to wait for other honored superiors to arrive. Displaying the ultimate in boorish behavior, after not receiving the response she hoped for, she flew out of her seat and loudly informed the crowd that we all should agree to commence the piling pronto. Though NOT a boss and no longer a full-time employee, this uncouth dolt barged her way to the head of the buffet line and proceeded to heap ginormous amounts of food onto her groaning plate much to the amazement of the horrified onlookers. To add to the pleasant dining experience, she then argued with bosslady for the better part of the luncheon so between the squabbling on one side and Miss Bachelorette BO on the other, I was ready to flee the premises yet again!