Apr 16, 2008

Wiwille has a creepy coworker

I pulled an all nighter at work, but around 2am I decided to catch a few hours of sleep in the break room. I lay down on the couch and tune into the news and shortly I was in deep slumber.

I awoke at 5a to find an older gent dressed in a poorly tailored black polo shirt and khakis. A bad comb over and little regard for appropriate footwear this mid 40s man was standing there looking at me. I looked back at him while he took the remote from the stool and changed the channel from MSNBC to Nickelodeon. He goes to the refrigerator with the remote in hand and pulls a popsicle out of the freezer. He sits on the other couch and starts to watch Nickelodeon cartoons.

I was waiting for Chris Hansen to pop out or nowhere and ask him to have a seat over there. Maybe it's the lack of sleep or the fact I watch too many movies, but a guy dressed like that eating frozen treats in the early morning while watching children's programming just sent red flags at full mast. I got up and gave him a look, but he wouldn't make eye contact with me. It's just as well.

Now I do like cartoons. You'll catch me watching Looney Tunes on occasion and yes I enjoy a lot of classic Disney animation as well as their new Pixar movies, but this incident really bothered me for reasons I can't explain.

I rarely see the guy, but I know now to avoid him at all costs.

Maybe I should stop posting with such little sleep.

“The challenge for us is also to make it journalistically solid.” - Chris Hansen

14 comments:

Mattbear said...

I have a suspicion that I know who you're talking about here...

Justin said...

OH MY GOD! I HATE THIS GUY!

he is known on my team as the Cartoon/SciFi guy.

he leaves his popsicle sticks on the table, critizises all shows other than cartons/scifi. I typically at lunch turn it to the Police/Crash Video's and i swear to God while 4 people are enjoying their lunch, he is like 'what mindless tv are we watching today?' with the worst attitude ever.

I hate this guy. Apparently he is the Building Xerox guy.

Moe said...

I've talked to that guy a few times. He is a little bit like you say... a little "better than thou" sometimes.

SareBeth said...

Keep your children out of that building..
I wonder if he has a black cube van with tinted windows?

Mizzle said...

Not to self...don't be in the breakroom alone...got it!

Pablo G said...

I know exactly who you're talking about, he does that everyday, like clockwork. I agree, he's a bit strange.
Great, all of a sudden I have a horrid craving for popsicles.

Miss Ash said...

Creepy!! Is it the guy I saw on your webcam haha??

Grace said...

I think it's the popsicle/cartoon combination that makes him extra creepy. Not to mention the fact that he was staring at you... watch your back out there.

(I want a break room at work :( )

JLee said...

hahaha! I'm getting a great visual here. If he asks you to come to his basement game room to play video games, RUN!

JLee said...

ps
the video is hysterical!

Claire said...

Dude...that guy is creeeeepy!

Cxx

PS Get some rest! ;)

Princess Kitten said...

Awww Poor St. Erik. I would think you would be used to people staring at you, being that you brought sexy back all by yourself. But yeah, that does sound creepy... speaking of which, I need to blog about creepy grocery store lady....

Big Ben said...

I love that catch a predator show!

You're lucky that guy didn't tea bag you!

Foster Communications said...

Ummm, yeah, he sounds slightly odd.

(Don't hate me, girl loves a good popscicle!)