Monday, October 03, 2011


not to mention disconcerting.

I have a colleague at my new job whom I liked immediately. He's young and friendly, yet rather cynical and curmudgeonly on occasion. He snarks about everything, yet is unfailingly helpful and hard-working. Several times after starting work there, I had moments of deja-vu regarding him, and I couldn't figure out why. We'd definitely never met before.

It wasn't until a few days later, when I was sitting in the breakroom with my back turned to a conversation he and another co-worker were having, that I realized why he seemed so familiar to me. See, he was pissed off about something and sprinkling the f-bomb liberally into his speech.

BAM! It hit me...he sounds EXACTLY like Stingray of the Atomic Nerds!

Voice, tone, inflection, rhythm, everything. It's pretty creepy, as a matter of fact.

I had to ask him if he had any relations in New Mexico, but he demurred. He and his family are local through-and-through.

Which begs the question: Why doesn't my colleague have a local accent? I have no clue.

In any case, I told my co-worker not to be surprised if I sometimes call him "Stingray", and he laughed and said he didn't care.

If only he knew...

He should listen to Vicious Circle sometime!

Oh, I have to add one thing, though: the resemblance definitely ends with the voice, as this young man was also the one who thought "ambiguous" meant "obvious"...


Anonymous said...

On the other hand, I've mentioned several times to you that I think Labrat sounds like me! xD

Stingray said...

Does that make you Queen Doppelpopolus?

Then again, I may take a wrench to him myself for using my voice for sounding dumb. THAT'S MY JOB DAMMIT.

(wv: Shiper. If you know the term, you know why I no longer like where this is going.)

Christina RN LMT said...

Silver aims high! As she should. :)

Stingray, I do indeed know what shipping is. And it doesn't involve anti-piracy vessels crewed by GBC'ers, so I won't go there, either.

Christina RN LMT said...

Hahahahahaha! "Queen Doppelpopolus"!
Personally, I found guys on Crete way hotter than the women.

Old NFO said...

LOL- So 'who' is the evil twin? Your co-worker or Stingray???

Ruth said...

Since his family's local no idea why he doesn't sound local. In my case I grew up 20 min north of Boston, but my folks are both from the midwest, so thts what I grew up talking like.