The Life Saver Spark
So my coworkers were talking yesterday about fun things to do on a date. I chimed in saying that if you turn the lights out and bite into wintergreen Life Saver it will spark. A random thought I know, but none of them believed that this would actually work.
So I pulled all eight of them into my office to prove to them it was true.
Let me pause here to say my office is the size of closet and can fit possibly four very slender people comfortably. So all eight of us packed into my office was a pretty tight, fit even for the very slimmest among us.
So I turned out the lights and I told them to look directly into my mouth. So now, not only are we crammed in my office/closet, all their faces are inches away from my face, and we are standing in the dark.
Do you know what would be really awkward to have happen around this time?
Oh, to have my boss what in.
Guess who comes walking into my office right when I bite down on my Life Saver?
Now my boss and I have shared some awkward moments in the past, lest, we forget the terribly embarrassing “Electric Slide” incident about two months ago. So, as soon as I saw the light from the door opening, slicing the blackness of our tightly gathered Lifesaver experience, I knew great awkwardness was about to ensue.
“So…um…what are you guys doing?” my boss asked.
“Well that’s a stupid question. Isn’t obvious what we are doing in the dark with everyone looking into my mouth. The question you should be asking yourself is why you aren’t in here with us having a great time.” I replied to myself, thinking this might have been a funnier way to address the awkwardness instead of what actually occurred.
We all just stood there. No one moved. I think we collectively thought that if we just held still he wouldn’t be able to see us. That didn’t work quit like it did when we were kids. So we all slowly melted out of our poses and all my co-worker left me with my boss staring at me.
All I could say was, “Would you…ah… like a Life Saver?”
Needless to say, I may be out of the job any day now.
So if anyone needs someone to teach line dancing or fun games you can play in the dark, you let me know. I will be awaiting your call.