Sunday, June 15, 2008

LIFE LESSONS: AH, SEINFELD

It's so true to life, isn't it? I mean, some people don't like the show, they think all the characters are obnoxious (well, they are all a little obnoxious), they think the humor is irritating. But, no one can deny that this satirical look at four friends in NYC has at least one episode that everyone can relate to (I hate ending a sentence in a preposition, but I'm doing so to avoid sounding pretentious).

Who remembers the episode where George tried to break up with his girlfriend? She absolutely refused to let him break up with her; she kept saying they could work it out. When Jerry asked how the break-up went, George said, "Apparently, I was unable to break up beyond a reasonable doubt." He even tried cheating on her, but that just resulted in him being trapped in a relationship with both of them.

Well, Big Daddy and I made the mistake of hiring some friends for a business dealing. Two months after the original deal, we decided that it wasn't working and we wanted to go another direction. Apparently, though, we are unable to fire them beyond a reasonable doubt. They are flat out refusing to be fired and, unfortunately, refusing to sign the necessary papers to complete the firing process. What the hey? Who does that? We even went out and hired someone else to replace them, and they still are digging their heels in. They keep saying, "If you weren't our friends, we would just let you fire us." Huh?!

I'll keep you posted.

4 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, they sound so persistent! I guess if it were me, I would just stop talking to/paying them for a while until they got the hint...

Karen said...

If only they had been this persistent doing what we hired them to do ...

Julia said...

Isn't that funny that they can dig and not refuse to be fired, but they can't just dig in and do the job?

I agree about the Seinfeld thing. I can relate to at least half of the episodes in one way or another. One of my fav lines..
"I had the roast beef"

Kellan said...

I was/am one of the millions of people that DO LOVE Seinfeld - every thing about it - especially the obnoxious 4! This is crazy about your friends - how strangely uncomfortable! I don't know what I'd do to get my point across - how weird a situation. Good luck, though - I hope you figure it out.

Thanks for coming by today - nice to see you. Have a good evening - Kellan