February 27, 2010


Today I sat through 3 hours of mandatory Mid Season Tax Training

I sat in the back row, next to Ruth (named changed to protect the innocent)

Ruth is a tooth sucker

You know, they wrap their tongue around the top teeth and make a sucking sound

like they are trying to get pepper out from between

only there's no pepper

just a sucking / slurping sound

the class went something like this:

teacher says something

Ruth turns to me and mumbles something related to teacher's comment

then kicks back on two chair legs, folds her arms, and sucks her teeth

suck suck suck

try sitting next to that for 3 hours

46 days to go



Cheryl Joy said...

That is so disgusting!!!!

I'm sorry you had to endure that!

The Chrissy Herself said...

"tooth sucker" sounds like some sort of old-school insult... I can totally hear Grandpa calling some twit at the donut shop a 'little tooth-sucker'.

Anonymous said...

How annoying. I'd get her some gum to chew. Or .. I'd jab my pen in my eye out of aggravation.

Diane said...

so funny you would suggest gum....she actually started chewing some and the tooth sucking stopped. unfortunately there were only 20 minutes left in the class...I had endured over 2 1/2 hours of it by then. The pen in my eye is a good suggestion, it would have been a good distraction....I will remember for next time.

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Steve said...

Tooth sucker! It sounds like something from "them poems" by Mason Williams. It might go something like this...

How 'bout them tooth suckers
ain't they a crew
suckin' they tooth
just to bug you.
Suckin' them front tooth
suckin' them back
All that suckin'
makes you go WHACK
How to be a tooth sucker
no way to duck it
find your own tooth
rear back and suck it.

Or just stick a pen in your eye.

Brittany said...

Dad has a way with words, his poem captures my thoughts exactly :)

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Hilarious post!!! ...and I love Steve's poem...! Thanks for the smile...(-:

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Kayley said...

ugh- good luck!


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