Thursday, June 05, 2008

Yesterday my intern's underarms smelled and reeked of grim death. Other people in the office noticed it first, and eventually so did I. I had to give some serious thought about how I address this subject with him. I didn't want to embarrass the kid and make him feel bad, but at the same time there was simply no way in the world that I could allow the stench to hang around. So finally I just stepped to him, and the exchange went like this:

Me: I don't want to offend you or anything, but you did you put on deodorant?
Him: Yeah I did, but it must have worn off
Me(suppressing laughter): Well man you need to handle that, because I can smell you
Him: You can?
Me (in my best Obama voice): Yes, I can
Him: oh man
Me (opening my desk): I have some mini -deodorant that I keep in my desk, you need to get your from the drugstore
Him: oh ok, can I use yours?
Me: Uh, no

So the intern went to lunch and went to the drugstore and he came back with not just a mini deodorant stick, but he also invested in some mouthwash. He showed me both of them like a proud child, and I blew him off, like a crotchety parent. Someone commented yesterday, that since I am his boss, and he is young, I should be teaching him life's lesson whenever I can. I don't mind doing that at all, but a 23 year old young man, should have some deodorant that lasts beyond 9:30am. I still don't understand how he has a lady. I'm even willing to invite he and his lady out for drinks, just so I can see them together. Now THAT would be a blog moment.

I can't go into detail right now, but earlier today, I took yet another step towards being a full-fledged sports journalist, and I can't begin to tell you how good it felt. I was nervous, but I handled myself with great aplomb, if I may say so myself. More details later.

Oh and the Lakers are going to win game one tonight.

Eric B and Rakim - I Aint No Joke

4 comments:

theradleyfiles said...

can u imagine quitting ya full time to pursue what you love???...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Miss Black River said...

I'm still mad at Kobe for how he treated Shaq...so I might have to pull for Boston.

nichole said...

the lakers lost. :(

omg. you have to go out with him and his lady and then take a picture.
act like it's for myspace or some sh!t.

congrats on the step out on faith.
keep going!

lex said...

lmao @ grim death

your intern is the BEST!

poor baby...i do believe he forgot the deodorant all together, but if he claims it "wore off" then who am i to say it didn't?

continue rocking and shocking my friend...i see great things in your future. :)