Something happened at work last night that I found very amusing, and I thought a lot of you out there would as well, so I wanted to share. It was something very brief, just a quick little conversation between my assistant manager and myself. But in order for it to actually be humorous, not just complete nonsense, I had to give the back story. That made it a bit long winded, so while I did already post it on the Facebook page, I felt like making it a regular blog post here on the website. Hence why you're seeing it here, right?
If you did already see this post on the page, I apologize. If you didn't already see this, keep on reading, there's quite a bit of back story with a little joke at the end. I did word things different so those who have already seen this might not get bored, and I am adding some more depth to this. I also am taking the opportunity to give a shout out to my assistant manager, Justin. I did get his permission to do this, and thought I could take the time to give him a shout out for his own endeavors. He has a gaming channel that he is trying to grow, called Endoplasmite and I wanted to do whatever I could to try to support him. Please go give his channel, and Twitch with the exact same name some love. As you might know, I am not a gamer, so I cannot properly explain gaming channels, but I can say he's very dedicated and has a lot of fun. He's been working very hard to get back in the groove of streaming and uploading, and I want to try to celebrate all the hard work he's putting in. I know that is completely unrelated to what I usually talk about here, but we support our friends here, and I think everyone can get behind that.
Now that I interrupted myself with basically a brief commercial, I can get into your properly scheduled programming.
The two of us work together a lot, and because whoever picks our music clearly likes to torture people, I turn on my iPod a lot at work. If you've been around for a while, or even have just poked around the website some, you probably already have a good guess on what my daily playlist consists of. He, however, listens to a lot of classic rock, and off shoots from the 70's, 80's, even 60's. Bands and artists like Billy Joel, The Beatles, Elton John, ect. So obviously things I listen to, such as I Prevail, A Day To Remember, Shinedown, ect, aren't quite his usual cup of tea. But, due to how often I turn on my iPod at work, he's begun to pick up on artists, and I think he's actually starting to like some of it.
Because our differing music tastes though, somehow we have formed a running joke where he will sarcastically name the completely wrong band for whatever is playing. Such as asking if its Disturbed when its Panic! At The Disco. Please picture this with the same tone you read this Spongebob meme;
Every now and then though, he will acknowledge when he does know a band to me. I do think silently it happens more often, but he doesn't say anything often to me. Last night though, a My Chemical Romance song came on. Don't ask me what song, for the life of me I do not recall now. Though oddly, I do remember it was on Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. Go figure, right? Memories are weird.
He was working on something not too far away, and then asks, "Is this the same band that does Black Parade?" I told him yes, it was. That was immediately followed with, "...My Chemical Romance, right?"
I told him yes again, and said I was very proud of him for that. We both agreed he's learning his stuff, and we all know me with music knowledge. It always makes me happy when someone is learning new things about any music really, especially when its through me.
About ten minutes passes, I'm ringing out a sale, and "Welcome To The Black Parade" actually does come on. He was just at the other register, so I said, "Hey, you know this song."
He almost immediately, once again in the mocking Spongebob tone says, "Is this Panic! At The Disco?"
I laughed and said it was similar, because most of us know the Emo Trinity. For those who don't, that's Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and My Chemical Romance. Or at least it was, before MCR self destructed. Too soon? Sorry. We'll carry on.
He chuckled and in a totally serious tone responds with, "Just kidding, I know its 30 Seconds To Mars." And just walked away.
Maybe that is only truly funny to me, but I completely cracked up. The lady I was ringing up was laughing as well, though I am wondering if that was solely because I was laughing, Then I just wanted to share that with you guys, because maybe I'm not the only one that would find that funny as hell. Maybe its just the little things, I don't know.
Hopefully someone other than just me got a laugh out of this, or if nothing else, appreciated that I posted again? I am hoping to get that back on track, but let's face it, I've said that so many times before with no result at all. So no promises, but know you guys are still always on my mind, and I love you. This website will forever have a special place in my heart even if I'm not active on it.
Go give Justin some love, once again his name is Endoplasmite on both YouTube and Twitch. Also, feel free to tell me any of your funny music related stories. I'll talk to you guys soon with who knows what kind of content. We will just have to wait and see.
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