Tuesday, June 10, 2008


We don't only email things we like to one another....sometimes we get greater joy out of sharing things we dislike.

In fact, this reminds me of an incident that happened at the very respectable design firm where I used to work; I was on the Horchow website for some reason and came across a toilet paper holder where a bronze tone monkey was climbing down over the roll of paper. The thing was, it kindof looked like he was squatting on it. I printed it out and very seriously wrote at the top of the page " *rich single woman client* MBath?" and slipped it in the inbox of one of my superiors. I could tell when she found it because her laugh penetrated the office. She cut out the picture and wrote "poopey monkey" in sharpie and posted it on our presentation board. We were very proud of ourselves.

The principal of the firm, who was out of the country when "poopey monkey" was born, returned unexpectedly and had a weekend meeting with some potential clients. The way he told the story (he did not think it was as funny as we did) was that he was showing the client around the office when he heard the client ask "Poopey Monkey?" after which he followed her gaze to the wall with the Horchow novelty on it. Needless to say, we were no longer allowed to use the mood board.

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