January 18, 2004

1/5 of the Friday Five

I know lots of people do the Friday Five. This week I saw (among others) Tink and Dawn answer, and one question in particular jumped out at me.

4. Have you received any gifts with messages engraved upon them? What did the inscription say?

When I was stationed in Germany, I was in charge of a wonderful group of people. These men and women were the type you could give instructions to, then leave alone knowing that they would get the job done. I was very protective of them because they made me look good.

Occasionally, one of my people would be on the phone getting frustrated with a nitwit-du-jour, and because of the nature of our work, it was usually someone of higher rank. If it went far enough that I needed to get involved, I'd say "Let me talk to that twinkie."

When I left that assignment, my people gave me a beautiful plaque (it's hanging above my desk right now) that has this inscription:

"Good Luck and Don't Let the Twinkies Get You"

Posted by Ted at January 18, 2004 07:27 AM
Category: Boring Stories

"Don't let the twinkies get you."

In gay-speak, that has a TOTALLY different meaning. ;)

Posted by: Dawn at January 19, 2004 12:56 AM
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