The bet

I like to make random, inane bets with most everyone I know. I got gambling in my blood. I once bet someone that I could say all the words to the movie “Almost Famous.” I didn’t win or lose, because we never got around to actually watching the movie together. But I did make the bet. Hell, I lost my virginity on a bet.

So long about November 12, I was unceremoniously uninvited to the Big Hell, Inc. Corporate Hooha in the land of the Canucks. No lie. I got an e-mail that said the focus had changed and my attendance was no longer required. That day I asked my boss if I was being fired. She said no.

My co-workers told me it meant nothing. Nothing at all. I knew in all my fibers that it was some heavy-handed foreshadowing of things to come. Sometimes you just know things without being able to explain them.

So in lunchclub that day, The Dougs and I were arguing. I was going on and on about how I was totally going to get fired in the near future. The Dougs was going on and on about how I was totally not going to get fired anytime soon.

“Mark my words Dougs,” I said. “I won’t be here for Valentine’s Day.”
“That’s a bet,” he said. “You won’t be let go anytime soon.”

We decided that the winner has to buy the loser a six-pack of “good beer.”

So long about, November 28th, they announce they’re closing our entire office. Which leaves us in quite a conundrum. The Dougs was wrong and I was wrong. I will be here on Valentine’s Day, but two weeks later I will be let go (and The Dougs will be done not too long after that).

While he could totally get me on a technicality, he has decided not to. Maybe because when you’re losing your job, technicalities seem pointless.

We decided that we’ll both bring in a six pack of our favorite beer and drown our sorrows with our friends on Valentines Day.

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Everything the light touches is my kingdom. Well, at least where this website is concerned. There's an about me section if you are so inclined to know things. All the posts were written by me. I have a lot of words.


  • bakiwop

    13.Dec.07 at 7:44 am

    well gosh darn it all to heck and back. you are quick and funny and exceedingly good with the whole commenting thing. never did cotton much to comments when i had a site, never knew what to say.

    but you? well, you rock.

  • Jodi

    13.Dec.07 at 9:37 am

    It’s just like having a conversation. I figure with each post I start the conversation and some people want to carry on with it and others don’t. And well, if someone says something back the least I can do is reply. though I am still kind of bad at it.

    Also, I’m not kidding about the mom thing. don’t tell her. I’m not married and, well, you know.


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