04 November 2008

Attn, my peeps: An election day courtesy reminder...

(and yes, D - I promise to behave WHEN Obama wins. But I might not be able to pass up the opportunity to do the Cupid Shuffle at LEAST once in my office. I promise to close the door.)

Good Day, My People – It dawned on me that Obama could actually win this thing. If that happens, there will be a lot of people (some of our co-workers included) who will be afraid that an Obama presidency will usher in the end of days. They'll be watching us on November 5 th (the day after the election) for signs of the end times.

To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and behaviors we should probably avoid – at least for the first few days:

1. No crying, hugging or shouting 'Thank you Lord' – at least not in public

2. No high-fives – at least not unless the area is clear and there are no witnesses

3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters

4. No calling in sick on November 5 th . They'll get nervous if too many of us don't show up.

5. We're allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in passing. Just try to keep from grinning too hard.

6. No singing loudly, We've come this Far By Faith (it will be acceptable to hum softly)

7. No bringing of barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlins at all) (this may make us seem too ethnic)

8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a sign that poor folks might be getting a breakthrough)

9. No Cupid Shuffle during breaks (this could indicate a little too much excitement)

10. Please no Moving on Up music (we are going to try to remain humble)

11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you're in your office with the door closed)

12. Please try not to yell----BOOOO YAH!

13. Try to refrain from saying “I know there’s a God, I know there’s a God” when McCain supporters walk by your office or cube.

14. Attempt to be understanding when McCain supports are overheard using Florida Evan’s famous words; “Damn, damn, damn!!!”

15. Just in case you're wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage patch, or a backhand spring on the highway is 100% okay.

If I've missed anything feel free to add to the list. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page when Obama brings this thing home on November 5 th ."


Strange Bird said...

Oh crap; I totally gave high-fives in public! :-D

Mitch said...

I don't know... here in Canada, we were doing ALL of that the other night...

Mind you, there weren't any McCain supporters that I've yet seen in person!

It's an exciting time!