February 05, 2007

One of those quips you can't say to just anybody.

Rode down in the elevator just now with a coworker.

Says me, "How's it going?"

Says she, "Fine I guess. Just trying to survive. Got seven more years of this place."


Doors open, walk toward snack bar.

Says me, "Just hope that you aren't working for Rachel and find out you've wound up with Leah."

Took her half a second, and then she got a big laugh out of it.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 5, 2007 02:28 PM

I don't get it

Posted by: yuan at February 5, 2007 04:48 PM

Married to the job, indeed.

Posted by: kitchen hand at February 6, 2007 12:15 AM

That's gotta be an Old Testament reference, any more of which has completely fallen out of my cranium.

Posted by: Nate at February 6, 2007 09:12 AM

Well, Jacob got all interested in this cute girl named Rachel, and made a deal with her daddy to work in the family business for 7 years, after which her daddy would let Jacob marry Rachel. But see, her daddy, Laban, he had an older girl named Leah that he didn't want to be an old maid, and so after Jacob worked for seven years on the ranch he figured he'd get to marry Rachel, ol' Laban tricked him into marrying Leah, who Jacob wasn't interested in at all, and he got all mad about it, but figured he might as well keep Leah, nights being long and cold, after all, and Laban said if he'd work SEVEN MORE YEARS for him, he could get him Rachel like he'd originally been promised.

SO, Jacob went back to work for seven more years to get a'hold of Rachel. Which he finally did.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 6, 2007 09:25 AM

Hmm, work 14 years to get the girl you want and get to keep the older sister as a substitute prize... That's pretty dedicated. Or moronic.

Posted by: Nate at February 6, 2007 10:35 AM

Rachel was apparently pretty hot.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 6, 2007 10:36 AM