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Old 09-13-2019, 10:10 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I once sat next to Rudy Valee on a flight from New York City to Miami. I sat down and looked at him and wasn't quite sure. Then the flight attendant brought him a pillow and called him Mr Vallee. So I said "Pleased to meet you Mr Vallee". He nodded and that was that for the whole trip; not exactly the friendly type. You would think that with his $ that he would not have been flying coach.
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Sadly, the thing that got me a ton of calls and apparently went national was me skipping out of an unending meeting at work in Chicago to sneak in a cigarette. NBC was across the street and asked for a quick blurb for a little report on ways I've tried to stop smoking while I was smoking. They were less than an hour to airtime. I said fine and forgot all about it. Apparently the conversation went national and played on multiple days. F....
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Old Today, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I had a day of fame at work once.

I worked in the city and it was my habit on the way into the office to stop at one of those street carts that sell coffee and doughnuts and bagels and whatnot and pick up a corn muffin. I just loved corn muffins and ate them almost every work day. Then I would warm up the corn muffin the office microwave when I got to work

Well, one morning I got in at 8 and I had to use the ladies room, so I set my corn muffin down next to the microwave and went to the bathroom, and when I came out, someone had stolen it. I was MAD. I get cranky when I am hungry, and how cheesy ARE you that you steal somebody else's breakfast???

So I went back to my desk and using the department-wide distribution list, I sent out an email saying "Whoever stole my corn muffin, I hope you choke to death on it." Not nice, but, as I said, I was hangry.

However, we had just had this big training thing about bullying and abusive language and behavior in the workplace, and my director was home that day and reading her email and saw my message and called the assistant director and I got called into the office with my manager and reprimanded for sending out inappropriate emails. I apologized, etc., and all was well.

However, the email had already been forwarded throughout the organization beyond my department, and I had several meetings that day at other offices, and every time anyone saw me, I got a lot of ribbing about my anger over my stolen corn muffin.

When I left the department for a promotion later that year, they had a little going-away party in my department for Mighty "corn muffin" Queen.

Never did find out who took it.
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Old Today, 05:35 PM
 
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So I went back to my desk and using the department-wide distribution list, I sent out an email saying "Whoever stole my corn muffin, I hope you choke to death on it." Not nice, but, as I said, I was hangry.
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That is funny. One time my husband and I stayed at a very nice condo, and I baked a batch of blueberry muffins. We had one each, I put the rest in a basket, and then we went for a hike or something. When we returned, the maid(s) had been in to clean, and the basket was missing at least two of the muffins. (We just laughed about it, though.)
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