Office Mother Hen...
Do all offices have an "Office Mother Hen"?
We have one and she is magical. She can also be some what of an irritant. But we do love her dearly and would not be without her.
She has so many wonderful catchphrases that we introduced a game called "Mother Hen Bingo" last summer. As our Mother Hen is part time we have the morning to come up with which catchphrases she will use throughout the day.
They generally go something like this:-
The rules were simple, we all wrote down up to 3 phrases and ticked them off as they came up throughout the day. Who ever got all theirs ticked off first was the winner!
- "Good morning, good morning, good morning, how are we all this merry merry morn?!"
- "Its like the Mary Celeste in here!"
- "Cant get the staff"
- "She will be shot at dawn"
- "Good ere, ain't it"
- "I'm alright, it's the others"
- "Food glorious food"
- "I'm getting in a mucking fuddle"
Mother Hen is also nutty about Dogs, which could explain a lot about her. If you are not familiar with the madness of the true dog nutter please click here.
Yesterday Mother Hen came into the office after being at 'yet another' dog show over the weekend and proclaimed, "Saw a black Russian at the weekend, never seen one before..."
I could not believe my ears! Mother hen is not known to be very PC at the best of times, but what on earth was she talking about!
She continued "... Huge it was, did not realise they were so big".
At this point I asked her "What do you mean? You can't say things like that...." She looked at me somewhat confused and went on "... Looked like a Schanuzer it did."
A Schnauzer!! Suddenly it all clicked, a Black Russian was a breed of Dog. Goodness me.
Today I moved the laser printer into a better position as it was taking up residence on my desk and was getting in my way. I have moved it into the centre of the room, near to Mother Hen... Today she proclaimed "This printer makes a bleedin noise, can you not move it?..."
I replied "No, and I can assure you, it does not make as much noise as you, can we not move you..." there was no response.
I do love our Office Mother Hen.