Tuesday, September 1, 2009

That's What She Said (Really)

This morning our PA was dispatched to the Apple Store to pick up our boss's computer, which had been in for repair. The clerk at the store called to ask my boss if our PA was "authorized to pick up your unit." The clerk actually stifled a chuckle as he realized what he said, then let out a proper laugh after hearing my boss laugh. This has led to an hour's worth of "unit" jokes in the office, after which I've come to learn that there are about twenty minutes' worth of good "unit" jokes. The incident made me think of this classic gaffe by my old roommate Edie.

Edie and I were in Vegas for the weekend and we were trying samples at a fancy chocolatier in the Venetian. Edie was a particular fan of fudge, and asked to try the milk chocolate flavor. As she tasted it, a glow of infinite joy lit up her face and she immediately asked for a quarter pound. The clerk asked if she would like it wrapped in a box or loose in a bag. "Just put it in a bag," she said. "I can't wait to cram it in my fudge hole!" The clerk and I immediately started laughing, although he tried to stop himself. I absolutely did not. It took a second for her to realize the alternate meaning of what she'd said, and when she did she tried to apologize through her laughter. "Don't apologize," said the clerk. "That's the best thing that's happened all day!"

Edie and I make "fudge hole" jokes to this day. They're way better than "unit" jokes.

11 metawords:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Bahaha I laughed out loud. Fudge hole indeed.

As for units, what would the world be without good penis-based smut? No world I want a part of.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I've never used the term "fudge hole" and I can already verify that "fudge hole" jokes are much funnier than "unit" jokes on the whole.

Mr London Street said...

I went on holiday once and visited a little town called Dawlish. They had a gift shop called Gay's Creamery. I bought a tiny tin tub full of fudge for one reason alone, which is that it had been placed there by Gay's Creamery fudge packers.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Fudgehole is hilarious, but it's the use of the word "cram" that makes it extra funny.

Soda and Candy said...

Hmm, I did not know about "unit". Fudge hole would be pretty universally understood though.

TWSS jokes are the BEST.

180|360 said...

Thanks, I needed some cheering up tonight. :)

BeckEye said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Who even decides to use the term "fudge hole?" I like to devour Thin Mints, but I don't call my mouth my Thin Mints hole. I guess because it isn't funny and those little bitch ass girl scouts don't sell them year-round.

Rebecca said...

Did you ever think maybe she meant what she said and that you ridiculed her? And encouraged a stranger to make fun of her? And you continue to mock her to this day?

Now I may not be a fudge hole crammer myself, but I believe in the rights of fudge hole crammers to live their chocolate packing lifestyles free of intolerance, especially from their "friends."

The Diva on a Diet said...

I dunno, I'd say they're about even. The word unit is inherently funny. I can't even say it without laughing. Yes, I'm 11.

~E said...

fudge hole? what's that?

Prunella Jones said...

Mmmm this post made my fudge hole salivate.