Ten Cent Words

Early one morning at work…

A co-worker and I were discussing why one of our Supervisors had reserved the conference room.

Actually, it was more like guessing.

When the conference room is reserved, the purpose of its use is not always clear. Sometimes the room is only reserved by name and the time period due to confidentiality – personnel issues, interviews, etc.

We were wondering if it was a confidential thing, a meeting, or something else.

Given our similar sense of humor, we joked about simply making something up – guessing at its finest.

I decided to be hoity-toity and call it suppositioning.

Co-worker responded with…

“Stop using big words so early in the morning.”

It was 7:45 am. Given that I am usually up by 5:15 am on work days, it felt more like mid morning, but whatever.

I responded with…

“It’s better than mathing early in the morning!”

Right Dan?


Well, no matter. We both agreed about the mathing and went about our business.

And I learned not to use ten-cent words with my co-worker until at least 10:00 am.

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20 responses to Ten Cent Words

  1. Dan Antion says:

    There’s nothing wrong with mathing in the morning. Unless, apparently, it’s Monday morning and the mathing is occurring over at my place. Between 1993 and 1998, we had a series of layoffs at work. Seeing a conference room booked without a clear reason was never a good thing.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Whatever you say, Dan…about the mathing. I suppose I can handle 2+2 in the morning, but never the algebra. I prefer throwing out the big words to my co-worker!

      PS: We figured out what the conference room was being used for and it wasn’t to give anyone th pink slip. πŸ™‚

      • Dan Antion says:

        There’s a story involving Logarithms sitting in my drafts folder. One reader commented recently, encouraging me to finish that. ???

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Ugh. I suppose. I’ll just plan to skim over it and make some snarky comment at the end.
        Or…if you include lots of photos of the girls and squirrels, I might be okay with that too.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    We used to have so many large projects on the go at any one time that finding a conference room that wasn’t booked was a challenge. However, every once in while there was a ‘vibe’ in the air …

    I would think that with the cost of money, a 10 cent word is now worth at least 5 dollars … a rather pricey conversation for 8 am. There better be donuts to go with that πŸ˜‰

    • bikerchick57 says:

      My co-worker loves nut-covered persians, so that’s a great bribe for a long, early morning word.

      Our conference room is in use all week. Most days for training, so that’s a good thing. πŸ‘

  3. Laurie says:

    Oooh…mathing hurts my head at any time of day! Except the day when I met my (future) hubby in an 8:00 a.m. calculus class our freshmen year of college. πŸ™‚

  4. Shelley says:

    LOL – that’s a good one! And I can relate to the ‘mid-morning, but whatever’ line too! Happy Wednesday – hope the sun is shining on your side of the state today. Enjoy!

  5. Very kind of you to be sensitive to your co-workers needs, but really. Nothing beats a good ol’ polysyllabic word every now and again.

  6. joey says:

    Math is gross 24/7
    At my work, big words are required right away and all day. I sometimes grapple with my tongue before coffee, (much better at listening then) but by 10am, I am undoubtedly prepared to construct lengthy sentences contrived to elucidate staff and bewilder foes. Politely.
    Which is why I blog like I ain’t gotta impress nobody πŸ˜‰ and am a lil rude, sometimes, as I please. Please.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Math is gross. Ha! We are kindred non-mathing, wordsmithing spirits. Nice use of elucidate in a sentence. You get a. A+ for that and for just being Joey fully stated.

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