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Monday, October 15, 2007

a conversation

A brief conversation with me and Boss Lady:

Me: I'm going to be out of town this coming weekend.

Boss Lady: Oh really, where?

Me: In New York.

Boss Lady: And what will you be doing there?

Me: Going to a sheep and wool festival .

Boss Lady: A sheep and ... WHAT????

[45 minutes later Boss Lady sticks head in the door to say goodnight ...]

Boss Lady, in a quiet voice: A sheep and wool festival .... [shakes head in confusion and wanders off to the elevators]

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17 Comments:

  • Very funny. I've got a new boss who is having similar problems understanding the knitting. I usually don't get that reaction, so it's kind of funny watching her.

    By Anonymous katie, at 6:47 PM  

  • I've had that SAME conversation with my boss! "You're driving to Colorado to go to a sheep and wool festival?!" *blink blink*

    By Blogger Chris, at 8:03 PM  

  • Hee! Don't you love seeing their brains turn inside out? :D

    The people at my job don't know about me yet. Heh.

    By Blogger Marcy, at 8:34 PM  

  • My new coworkers know about the knitting, having seen it on the subway on the way to a microsoft conference, but don't know about the spinning yet. They also don't know about the wool festivals. They generally don't quite get it. I still get the "I'm in a lvoe with a sheep" from my old boss/buddy and had to deal with his wife calling me Rumplestilskin for the first year or so until I completely lost it.

    By Blogger CrazyFiberLady, at 10:22 PM  

  • that is just TOO funny. my coworkers now just roll their eyes if I mention knitting...

    By Blogger CynicalGal, at 11:45 PM  

  • Boy, when they don't get it they REALLY don't get it...

    But you! Have fun!

    By Blogger bellamoden, at 6:28 AM  

  • Not many understand but those of us who do are very envious!

    By Blogger Margene, at 7:51 AM  

  • Love Marcy's comment- couldn't have said it better. I have also received the same dumbfounded, scratch and tilt of the head and squinting of the eyes reaction. They really DON'T get it. My hairdresser is starting to and asks all about it, but the clients all around me? Nah, they think I'm crazy.

    By Blogger Manise, at 8:47 AM  

  • "Bosses just don't understand" - please read as a rap, to the tune of "parents just don't understand"

    By Anonymous Rebekah, at 10:41 AM  

  • My coworkers and boss are reasonably understanding, but I did have a similar conversation with another parent at a youth soccer game. I told her we were going to a sheep-shearing festival that afternoon (it was the one at Gore Place in Waltham, so it was feasible to drop in for a couple of hours), and you would have thought I'd said we were going to an S&M convention. "Well, if you like that sort of thing... I suppose if you all want to go, and you're not hurting anyone else..." OK, it wasn't quite that bad, but close.

    By Blogger Lucia, at 11:00 AM  

  • I told the DH that I want to go on a "knitting cruise" in 2009 with the Seed Stitch group and even tho he knows me ... I got the same reaction ... "A WHAT?!"

    I have yet to go to see sheep getting sheared tho... must do. Wish I could go to Rhinebeck. Ah well.

    By Blogger Rhonda, at 11:33 AM  

  • THEY just don't get it at all!!
    (I, on the other hand, am quite envious of your trip!!)

    By Anonymous pat, at 1:30 PM  

  • She doesn't know what she's missing!

    By Blogger Julie, at 4:27 PM  

  • Ha! She should be so lucky as to be bitten by this amazing bug! :)

    By Blogger a friend to knit with, at 10:22 AM  

  • Wish I lived on that side of the US so I could go, too! Have fun!

    By Blogger Rebecca, at 9:09 PM  

  • Rhinebeck was in the NYT! So I guess we are mainstream now. ;-)

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 2:50 PM  

  • Sounds exactly like the conversation with my boss regarding SAFF this weekend ;)

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

    By Blogger mel, at 5:57 AM  

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