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Friday, June 11, 2010

The F-Bomb Not What He Had in Mind


I had written a post some time ago about returning to teaching after a spell as one of 2 female life insurance sales agents on a team with 18 men back in the early 1980s.  If you never read that post, you may want to click here.    That was not the only time the F-bomb got me in  trouble. 

One day, I found a newspaper clipping in my faculty mailbox.  I don't recall the subject, but there was a post it not attached that said, "F.Y.I.    from Principal Smith (not his real name.)."  I pondered the note, and I have to say, I had never seen FYI before.  I know, pretty stupid, maybe, but it had never shown up in my insurance expeerience....Well, the "I" part handn't...I sure had heard the F.Y. part more than a few times in that office.

At the end of the day, I marched down to Principal Smith's office, held out the post it note and said, "I got the F@@k You part, but what does the I. stand for, Idiot?  The poor man nearly went apoplectic as he sputtered, "For Your Information!  For Your Information!" 

"Oh," I responded.  "Learn something new everyday!"  And I hastily beat a path out of his office!

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24 comments:

Mardel said...

Oh my gosh. Thanks - needed the giggle today. :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hahahahahhahahaha! I would love to her the Principal's version of this story. What a hoot.
jj

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Pretty funny! Those little sets of initials can give us trouble. I was once conveying over the phone a list of people signed up for an event. One stopped me cold. "Um, it says 'Jane Smith, F.U.,'" I said, flustered. Turned out it was her employer, Farmers Union (insurance).

Brian Miller said...

oh my...lol. that means laugh out loud...just in case you think i am being rude. smiles.

Coffee Slut said...

omg too funny!!!

The Retired One said...

hhaaaa Eva! That reminds me of nursing school! We use the term SOB alot in our notes. If patients read it they would get the wrong idea...in the medical community it stands for "shortness of breath". :0}

DJan said...

Now THAT is funny! Since I've used FYI a lot, it never occurred to me that it had a more, well, exuberant meaning! Thanks for the laugh!

Jen said...

funny, Eva.....you amaze me......always !!!!!

5thsister said...

Oh seriously, Eva? Too funny!

Debbie said...

I can believe that! There are so many things I don't know today The other day my kids were talking in "text language" to each other and figured I would not catch on. I heard my daughter say to her brother..."oh seriously Kyle...not in front of "the rents!"...my God! She was pretty surprised to know I knew what "the rents" meant....ME!!

cfoxes33 said...

That was hilarious!

Coming at you from Friday Follow 40 & Over!

Amy said...

Hilarious story! I'll bet he never forgot you!

injaynesworld said...

LMAO! Now when I see FYI I will always think "FY Idiot."

Haupi said...

Ha! ha, ha. I know that threw him for a loop for sure. I like your writing style. I'm here from the 40+ blog hop and I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll come visit my blog and follow me to. Thanks.
I'm going to like visiting here. Smiles.

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

rose said...

a good laugh. have a good weekend. rose

lakeviewer said...

O.k. Take a deep breath. We all had similar silly encounters. C'est la vie!

Writing Without Periods! said...

HaaaaaaHaaaaaa. I love this.
Mary

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's so funny! I somehow have a picture of Principal "Smith" looking a lot like one of my unfavorite bosses -- all red in the face sputtering and thinking "it really is time to retire."

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Oh my Lord!!!

This is my first visit to your blog. I read this post and DIED laughing!!

Thanks for the giggle!

(Visiting from the 40+ Blog Hop!)

Blackberry Cottage said...

OMG you are too funny! I would have loved to have seen his face!

So glad you joined us for Follow Friday Over 40.
Susan

Midday Escapades said...

Holy sh**! That is the funniest true story I've heard in a long while. You crack me up, Eva. Thank goodness you know about FYI now!

Deb said...

Good thing your name isn't Irene and you thought that FY pertained solely to YOU!

Wanderlust said...

Oh Eva that it TOO funny. I'm sure he never forgot that either!!

jules said...

HA HA HA! Whoopsies! Thanks for your idea about the dryer sheets for mosquitoes! I will absolutely be trying this!