512,000 ounces

typed for your pleasure on 25 April 2008, at 11.34 am

Sdtrk: ‘Old man’ by Andrew WK

from the ‘Work is a four-letter word’ Files:

MRS BESMERTNIK: [I can’t turn my donation in,] I’m just getting deeper and deeper in debt. Do you remember that song?
ME: Yes! ‘Another day older and deeper in debt / St Peter don’t you call me cos I can’t go / I owe my soul to the company store.’ Tennessee Ernie Ford, ‘Sixteen Tons’.
MRS BESMERTNIK: That’s me, that’s where I’m at. So yes, you’re…
ME (interrupting): ‘One fist of iron, the other of steel / If the right one don’t getcha then the left one will’! Actually, thanks for bringing that up, I have to see if I can hunt down a copy of that for my .mp3 player! Great song.
MRS BESMERTNIK: You should! That’s a good song! But that’s like how I am, I can’t go until I’ve paid my debts…
ME (interrupting): Have you got one fist of iron, the other of steel?
MRS BESMERTNIK: Well, I don’t know about all that…
ME: Perhaps you should look into that, that’d be pretty impressive.

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7 have spoken to “512,000 ounces”

  1. Gina writes:

    Ok. You seriously crack me up!

  2. Davecat writes:

    Since she was saying ‘Oh, that’s me, that’s where I’m at,’ I thought that she was perhaps a genetically-engineered super soldier with metal fists. Maybe she just didn’t want to show off. 🙂

  3. Jaems writes:

    The great thing is, I actually believe you told her this. That would be interesting to have an Iron fist, could make sex a whole new Industrial experience. Or a total Tetsuo sewer screw sex scene, meh..

  4. Davecat writes:

    O yeah! I actually did say that! All these dumb conversations that I have with clients are 100% true; only the names were changed yadda yadda yadda. Seriously, I have to do something to keep myself awake! Usually, it doesn’t help.

    And Tetsuo certainly was all about the metal screws. 🙂
    ‘Look, she has a metal hand’
    — from a scene in ‘Repo man’

  5. SafeTinspector writes:

    I think it would be alright to have a steel fist, but that iron fist is ferrous and would be pretty embarrassing around magnets of all sorts.

  6. Davecat writes:

    Either way, a person so endowed could never wash their hands (for fear of rust), or pet a bunny. Truly, a bleak existence.

  7. SafeTinspector writes:

    STAINLESS steel would be soap-safe after a fashion.
    And while you could not pet a bunny you would be ideally suited to pummeling one.

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