a conversation going downhill

Someone on the Buffet o’ Blog staff recently forwarded an e-card that sparked an interesting chain of e-mails:

Of course such a statement will not go unchallenged, and that’s what amped up this conversation.  (Besides the fun of it, we have to keep each other humble…)  Someone replied with “That gives me gas…”  So then someone modified the picture to reflect the next phase:

And it was said that that picture is what the original sender should have sent out the first time.  So that just provoked further modification:

That’s just wrong… funny, but wrong.  Found out later it was supposed to say “bad case”, but it works either way.  Then someone replied, “It looks like somebody supersized your order of butt nuggets.”  I was kinda afraid of the conversation continuing down that road…  I’m not exactly sure what a butt nugget is, but I’m sure I don’t want any part of it!

This whole exchange reminded me of a quote:

A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction into a battle of wits and add drama to an otherwise dull day.

That’s exactly what happened here.

pizza buffet o’ blog

Word has it that the next irregularly scheduled Buffet o’ Blog leadership summit will be at the local Larry’s Pizza tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon.  It may seem odd to some people to have such an important event at a pizza buffet, but it really makes a lot of sense (not that it has to, but it happens to).  The pizza tastes great, and there’s an endless supply.  That alone is worth the price of admission.  That feature of the restaurant lends itself to our meeting’s agenda.  I will explain.  We’ll all eat lots of great pizza (like chicken-bacon-ranch and meat madness — mmm!) and drink plenty of sweet tea.  Then as we become saturated (or even super-saturated) with the yummy goodness, we’ll need to sit around and rest for a while, which provides time for discussion.  This is a good time for our brand of discussions, because everyone is happy from partaking in all that great food and beverage.  Joy and randomness will flow freely.

So obviously it’s a great time, and the verbal discourse leads to future great content for the blog.  It’s a win-win situation for all, really.  So stop by if you get a chance.  Guests and visitors are welcome.

This has been a Buffet o’ Blog public service announcement.

Thank you, drive thru…