Monica Bielanko
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Monday
Aug162010

The funniest video ever (bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity)

Last week the running joke at work was my co-workers trying to get me to watch internet videos.

It all started when someone, I can't remember who, called me over to watch "the funniest video ever". Of course it's the funniest video ever, I said. So is the next one you'll show me and the next one and the next one. I reluctantly dragged over to watch a video that actually turned out to be very worth it.

Usually they aren't.

You have to stand there for what feels like hours while some giggling co-worker tries to find the "funniest video ever". "Wait, this isn't it. Hold on... hold on... Okay! Here it is! Wait, it has to load. Okay here it goes! Oh, dang! It stopped. Still loading. One second. Just wait! You've just got to see this."

The video, by the time you finally see it, is mediocre, and you end up saying "Yeah, that's funny".

So last week, after Bob sent me his third YouTube link of the day, and then Max called me over to watch another "funniest video ever" I put my foot down. "I can't watch anymore videos! I have a backlog of, like, twenty links. So back off, people! Email the baby dancing to Single Ladies to your goddamn grandma!"

That was my mistake, of course. Because I immediately had instant messages and emails from wiseacre colleagues filled with links to "the funniest videos ever."

Whatever.

So I'm taking it out on you people. Here. Now. It isn't the funniest video ever. I just like the song. And the video. Violet and I have been grooving all morning. Unlike my evil coworkers, I'm not going to make you watch it in front of me, waiting for your reaction. Watch it, you know. Or don't. I don't care.