PoeticaL
cluttering the net since 2001

me love you long time!

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005
A few months ago my boss called me from across the bay (I was in Tampa at the time) and the conversation went like this



Me: Hello


Boss: Hey, so what’s going on and blah blah blah (interject a bunch of nothing stuff…)


Me: So…What can I do for you, I’m swamped over here.


Boss: Wow…you sound so cranky!! Where is the love??


Me: Listen, me so busy right now..me love you long time later! (said in Chinese accent) but right now can we get on with it?



Ever since then it’s been the catch phrase for everything. “me love you long time later” that is. It’s been said by every member of my department for every reason imaginable to just about every person in the department. It’s now used as the universal “thank you” and the universal “you rock”. It’s insane. But it is rather funny.



Today the same boss came into my office to tell me he was going to go fill his car up with gas on his break. I asked him (since the gas station is next to..) if he would stop at Starbucks and get me coffee. He is not a coffee drinker and so the conversation went like this



Me: Can you please please get me some coffee at Starbucks?


Boss: Yah I can but write down what you want I don’t understand Starbucks language and I’ll never remember.


Me: Ok


On the post it note I wrote the following



Pumpkin Spice Latte Venti


Me love you long time later!




About a half hour later my Boss came back with my coffee. The conversation went like this.

Boss: The coffee guy thinks I want him.

Me: Why’s that…did you flirt with him?

Boss: Yes I suppose you could say that. When I got there I handed him your post it note across the counter. He now thinks I want him.



an hour later....



 

From: Boss (Ops Supervisor)
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:27 PM
To: Counterpart in Tampa
Cc: Kristy
Subject:

yeah, can you believe the audacity of this girl . . .

 

and sending me to Starbucks with a nasty note that got me nasty looks from the guy making the coffee.

 

 

From: Counterpart in Tampa
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:32 PM
To:Boss (Ops Supervisor)
Cc: Kristy
Subject:

Awww…..ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME LATER TOO!!!!!!!

 

 

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