Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Whose nest did the goose shit in?

'Have you seen the clicky thing?' I asked Numbers (the accounts guy) as I moved my fingers and thumb together in a clicky type fashion.

He looked at me, shook his head, 'You're such a fucking goose.'

And then it occurred to me, how come geese get such a bad rap?

See, I can understand people being called turkeys.

I mean, I'm not even going to start to describe them cause that's going to generate whole lot of traffic I don't care for.

I can understand being called a goat, because they eat stuff like rubbish and clothes. (Even though I am informed by a person of high goat authority that goats are, in fact, very intelligent and curious, not to mention good at climbing trees.) However I remain suspicious.

I was in the bowels of the museum yesterday surrounded by many many stuffed dead birds and I came across the toucan. I mean, seriously, who was on what type of acid when this bird was created ?

And how come nobody, when they're looking for the stapler and can't remember its name ever gets told, 'You're such a fucking toucan'?

Why is goose the euphemism for dipshit?


Holemaster said...

What's the clickey thing? Is it the stapler?

laughykate said...

Oui, monsieur.

tibby said...

I figured out the clicky when you told us you were looking for the stapler, but it really did make me lol! Goose implies fondness I think.

I used to work with a woman who called me a goose, she laughed and said that geese wake up totally unknowing every day. It's always new!So a goose isn't going to remember anything. Goose works.

laughykate said...

Hah! Really?

That's one way of making sure you'd never get sick of the view!

Holemaster said...

Yeah Goose is a fond term for someone who's a bit all over the place in an endearing way.