I was having a jovially nonsensical conversation with Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher - who has an excellent blog, by the way, and you should check it out – on my Unshitty™ Daily Prompt post from this morning when she reminded me of a story I’ve yet to tell on this here weblog (isn’t that what all the bots who comment on my site keep calling this?).
This story involves a ditzy blonde.
Many, many years ago, in a retail store far, far away… I was at work. And it sucked. But that’s not the purpose of this story. I’m at work now and it sucks. Some things never change.
Anyhow, a coworker and I were discussing…something. I don’t remember the exact subject matter of our conversation, but the coworker expressed an opinion on something to which I replied, “I concur.”
Then, a really, really dumb blonde (again, is there any other kind?) coworker who happened to overhear our conversation interrupted us with this gem: “Concur? Isn’t that something a doctor does?”
“Yes,” I quipped, “only a doctor can concur. Didn’t you know I run a lucrative medical practice during the day and only moonlight as a destitute retail worker?”
From that moment on those in the know (you are now a part of this fortuitous group) always ensure that the statement, “I concur,” is followed endearingly with, “just like a doctor.” In fact, if you are in the know, it is mandatory that you retort in this fashion.
So you have you mission, oh faithful readers of stuph. When somebody concurs, it is your mandate to ensure they do it just like a doctor. Go forth, and spread the word.