Flip Off Friday!


This is “Estella.”

Once again, I don’t know her.

But, I think I have an idea about what is going on here.

Estella just got fired from her job.

Her boss had pushed her too far. She snapped, flipped him off, and was promptly escorted out of the building by security.

She said some very harsh things on her way out the door. Some people burn bridges, she nuked the shit out of this one.

Biting the older security guard was probably a bad decision.

It’s not her fault, she just couldn’t take it anymore.

Her boss mentioned “antomic energy” in a meeting that morning.


If this was his first such transgression, she’d be fine with it. Maybe even consider it endearing.

Well, endearing might be a bit of a stretch.

Estella has a Masters Degree in English Lit. She used to be a book editor.

She had this job for 2 years. And the number of words misprounced is staggering…


What enrages her more is his misuse of phrases that he’s heard someplace before, yet has no idea what they mean.

“You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” has nothing to do with following recipes properly.

“A day late and a dollar short” has little to do with investment banking.

“Three sheets to the wind” is not used to compliment people on their sailing skills.

And she can’t even talk about how “foisted on his own petard” nearly caused ten people to quit. Or how he mispronounced at least two words in that phrase.

But, Estella is not overly worried. She has some leads on new work already. She is awesome in interviews. She’s got options.

Plus “The Whitehouse” looks great on her resume.


4 Responses to “Flip Off Friday!”

  1. 1 Kukka-Maria

    I like your story about Estella. Clearly, she was justifiably fired from her editing job. ANTOMIC? Could she possibly mean ANATOMIC or ATOMIC?

    I hope she wasn’t nutty enough to get that tattooed on her finger.

    On second thought…perhaps labeling herself with this badge of stupidity helps alert the rest of us.

  2. 2 Kukka-Maria

    By the way, I liked your sarcasm.

    Made my day! :)

    (I even used an emoticon to express my joy. I need to drown myself now.)

  3. 3 James Cooper

    Haha, great twist at the end. Pulled it all together very nicely :-D

  4. 4 Anonymous

    he asked for it.


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