Thursday, January 28, 2010

You don't even know!

I totally missed this, but in December, My Boyfriend Dave Grohl was featured in Time magazine's 10 questions. As expected, he was brilliant.

If you replace "drummer" with "editor" and "band" with "product," this is how I feel about being an editor:

You play many different roles in your various musical endeavors. Which do you enjoy the most? - Rebecca Brock, Alpharetta, GA

My Boyfriend Dave Grohl: I love being a drummer. Everyone thinks you're dumb. What they don't realize is that if it weren't for you, their band would suck.

So, to the coworker who announced in a meeting full of noneditors, "Wow, Cha Cha, if you get that excited about bulleted lists, we need to get you a life?" To you, my friend?

I'm just gonna smile and nod. OK, maybe I think about punctuation in the shower. But I'm saving you from sucking!

You're welcome.

8 comments:

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

How rude of the co-worker. And maybe they need a life so they don't feel the need to ridicule you in public to make themselves seem better.

CheckerMom said...

Absolutely brilliant. I don't know where you come up with this stuff, Cha Cha. Oh ya! You're an EDITOR!! Good job!

A piece of news said...

Ah, coworkers. We all got 'em.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

People don't appreciate a good editor until they don't do their job.

Laura said...

@Green Girl - agreed. Kind of like football kickers.

gertrude said...

I get similar grief. A co-worker once derogatorily referred to me as "The Font Police." I was actually flattered.

And, just so you know, I will totally girl-fight you for My Dave. Love that man.

Banjo @ Unfabulousness said...

Cha Cha you are so funny! One day, maybe while in the shower, you will come with the perfect idea on how to tell that co-worker exactly where and when to shove it!

Emotional Mullet said...

um. I think we have a problem. Get yer G.D. paws offa my hu'bang.

I love him.
He loves me.
Everything is perfect.

http://emotionalmullet.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-orange-bicycle-did-last-week.html