Pet Names

13th July 2004

Scenario: I’m talking with my boss in her office. Her boss enters:

Him: Can you finish this list by tomorrow?

Her: Whatever you need, boss.

Him: Say, that’s a first!

Me: That’s what you like to hear, huh?

Him: (to her) Great, then I’ll just… (turns to me with a perplexed look) Did you just call me Happy Bear?

Me: Happy Bear? No, I said… (long pause) Actually, yes. I absolutely just called you Happy Bear.

Her: At least, that’s what we’re calling you from now on.