Tuesday, February 28, 2006

fish face



That’s a tired little face.

I’ve got used to the wrinkles, I call them laughter lines because I’m vain enough not to want to want people to think that a passing rhino slept on my face. Besides the puffiness of the bags under my eyes works in my favour, a natural balancing effect.

The company I work for is a publishing company and PR agency, and a large part of my life is involved with our own PR. That is entertaining the poor devils who apparently seem to think we know what we are doing and provide us with the money to do it. Actually that’s unfair, we’re good and we give a damn, every single person who works in that company will go the extra yard…in my case the extra gin & tonic. It’s something that’s just evolved, I seem to have a knack for it, even if that knack often simply comprises staying conscious long enough to pay the bill.

We work in the shipping industry and most of our clients are – well, it’s like an old boy s club, you know, one of those dreadful stone age industries full of moustaches and secret handshakes, entourages, dull ties and nepotism. It’s also full of Scandinavians, Greeks and Japanese, who like to visit London and enjoy them selves on a rather grand scale.

Today, for lunch it was the Danes, our Viking friends, who appear to think it’s quite suitable to drink eight pints of Guinness from midday to three, although I’m guessing, just guessing mind, that they are fast asleep in their hotel rooms by now.

It’s not that I had any intention of keeping up with them you know, but you have to at least show willing even if a few of mine ended up in the potted plant in the corner.

So I’m sorry, if when I returned to the office and you were the recipient of an email, it seemed a little dull witted.

As we say were I come from, “I’m goosed”.

17 comments:

Pam said...
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Pam said...

We should do a contest...just how MANY different ways are there to say that one has imbibed too much alcohol and should no longer be held accountable for what comes out of their mouth.

Post some and then I will email you some and etc. Would make for a fairly long list I should think.

And I'm sure you were quite willing to stay the course and keep up with the Danes... *snicker*

Employee of the Year award goes to
Fish..Otherwise known as Clever Colin or Grace in some circles.
(I deleted this previously because I made some terrible spelling errors and didn't want you to know that I had been imbibing...NOT)

Seven said...

I have often had the same thought about my business....people that pay us a lot of money because they think we know what we are doing...if they only knew....might be helpful to keep them drunk.....

Grant said...

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that does not require getting snockered as part of my daily routine. Although the way people gulp coffee around here, you would think the stuff was brewed from heroin.

And don't worry about the baggy eyes - they'll help offset the swolen knee. :p

krisbtterfly said...

hey- i think it may be wise to create a warning to start sending at the beginning of your messages when the alcohol or pain meds are in full effect. ;)

patti_cake said...

Awwww.. poor poor Fishie. You need a good restful nap complete with furkids tucked in with you.
I find that as I am growing, ahem, older I cannot drink NEARLY like I used to. It completely wipes me out of course I always drank liquor - no beer for this girl!

Gerbera Daisy said...

I bet you slept well last night. ;-)

Aims said...

He he he you nutter!! That poor poor plant! I only ever get normal sounding 'drunk' emails from you. Bring on the funny ones Fish! & Why am I a wuss mate?

Aims said...

I can't believe you just said that! Give me 10 mins & I'll post something just for you!

Wendy said...

Oh how I'd love to get sauced during work - just once even. Tangueray and tonic, with lime ... oh ...............

Jessica said...

Man....now I wanna come to London for a few pints.

Miladysa said...

Colin you know you are part Viking too - we are from where I'm from :)

Goosed? I have not heard that one in Salford since... ever! :) lmao

PR - How I miss it - bring it on :)

(Only 8 pints? Were they jetlagged?)

Dee said...

You mentioned the danes....It reminds of my husband saying how the germans have beer at most every meal and they drink it like pop. I think they become accustomed to it and it does not hit them as fast as it does someone who has not had it daily like that since childhood.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

"Goosed"...I gotta remember that one....it's not bad...:)

Sounds a whole lot better than "shit-faced".

I kinda like "toasted" myself...it sounds all warm and fuzzy, doesn't it? ;)

Deadly Female said...

I like 'toasted' too - I adopted it a few weeks back as you may recall. But I didn't get an email this time - I'm feeling neglected....

Aims said...

Surely you should have recovered by now Fish?!! Hope your weekend was cool.

Anne said...

Hey there handsome man...can I get a job in your office? Would love to have a drink or two now and then.