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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 05:02 pm
Jarod turned his head at hearing a dark complaint, one of the men on his team unhappy with the summer heat they were working under. "It's hotter than a burning building out here."

"No it's not," he said, surprised at the words despite how many times he had seen that people said the strangest things sometimes. "Burning buildings routinely reach temperatures of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, it's not even a tenth of that here..."

"A) How the heck do you know that, and B) why do you take everything so literally, Jarod, man?" his teammate replied, rolling his eyes as they hauled at the line.

"I worked in a firehouse for a while," Jarod replied, shrugging off the rest of it. "I was raised by a very -- methodical, I think -- person. It stuck."

"Well, un-stick it, dude, you're such a wet blanket sometimes."

"Wet blanket? That seems an appropriate metaphor for what you were saying earlier, but what does that have to do with bein -- oh. Another reference I'm missing?"

"Shit, somebody else deal with this guy, wouldja?"
Sunday, July 19th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
+smiles softly+

Methodical is appropriate. However, you seem to learn expressions quickly enough.
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
*smiles* Life would be so much easier if people would say what they actually meant. Preferably in clear terms, once in a while. Half the things people say to me make no sense until explained either, so I feel for you, Mr Jarod.
Sunday, July 26th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Jarod, then. I get hit over the head so often for forgetting my manners that I usually just go with formality first to avoid trouble. *grin* You might regret declining it.

Pleasure to meet you too!
Monday, August 3rd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Woof. Sorry I'm late. Been away. Ah. Let's see.

Who'd hit me for forgetting manners? Oh, lots of people. I've found they get tetchy about that kind of thing, and pleading ignorance rarely does any good. Heh. So I go with polite according to my culture, and after that if people want to get tetchy I can get tetchy right back.

No worries, either. I'm Dowling, though old csat/fool/fart does equally well.

It does seem to be a reasonably busy spot around here, doesn't it? More people than I've seen in years, outside of the Committee (and I could have done without them).