Do You Trim Your Hedge?

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After Haley was born, I worked in the office at a trade school. I was the only female in the building (staff and students included) for many years. Is it any wonder I am the way I am? You have to develop one tough skin and a seriously sick sense of humour when working around a bunch of tradesmen.

I shudder at how naive I was. One morning as I was pouring coffee in the staff room, I turned to the group of instructors and asked, "Hey guys, does anyone have a hedge trimmer I could borrow for the weekend? I really have to trim that huge bush......"
 
That's as far as I got before the room completely erupted in peels of laughter and I was forced to try and remove my goddamn foot from my mouth. Given the chance, I was going to add  "bush in front of my house". I wasn't given the chance. There were no chances for further conversation. The peels of laughter followed me all the way back to my office. For the next week, the guys would come into my office and make chainsaw noises, laugh hilariously and leave.


Little did they know I'm a brazilian girl. Ahhh I miss my guys sometimes, they were the most loveable bunch of asses ever.

40 comments:

Steven Anthony said...
April 20, 2010 at 12:10 AM

I hear Brazil is a nice place to visit;)

you have an award on my blog my life my thoughts;)

Lisa said...
April 20, 2010 at 12:27 AM

I am all about the Spring Cleaning if you know what I mean. ;-)

Don't you just love the men people! I was a student at UT and hang out with the ROTC cadets and that was an experience!

Cheers, Lisa

Michelle Pixie said...
April 20, 2010 at 2:01 AM

I leave the hedge trimming to the hubby...I figure he's the one primarily looking at the bush. ;-)

adrienzgirl said...
April 20, 2010 at 3:03 AM

I'd use your Yoga mat any day! That's how much I love you. :D

Along said...
April 20, 2010 at 5:41 AM

I take a weed wacker to my bush. Sometimes a good dose of organic weed control takes care of the job.

Jules said...
April 20, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Wow....you totally asked for that....

Mrsblogalot said...
April 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM

LOL! Yes, men can come in bunches of lovable asses.

That's what I got from this.

Angelia said...
April 20, 2010 at 9:39 AM

HAHA I am the only woman tech in our IT office. Our secretary is a woman, so I'm not alone but I hang with guys all day long. I know exactly how you feel. Some days I can't say anything without them turning it into something dirty.

Yes, I keep the hedges nice and trim. I'd like to visit Brazil but I'm um...scared of flying.

June said...
April 20, 2010 at 9:48 AM

I can relate.
My last job was all "guys" around the age of 20 and they were some of the best coworkers ever. Man, do I miss my boys.

Hillbilly Duhn said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Oh my goodness, that's funny!

Cassie said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:18 AM

LMAO! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

MindyMom said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Lol. You handed that to them on a silver platter!

I'm a brazilian girl too. And laser hair removal is awesome!

Faux Trixie said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I give you some major props. I usually do maintenance myself. That razor with the trimmer at the bottom does wonders.

I got a brazilian once. Because I'm weird, I bruise easily, and the waxer chick must have sucked, because I walked away black and blue DOWN THERE. It was horrific. For obvious reasons, I never tried it again.

Ian said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:55 AM

That's great, I have tried that twice, itched way too much to do it ever again

The Random Blogette said...
April 20, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Ha! I bought, what I affectionately call the Chewbacca tamer. The razor with the trimmer that Faux Trixie is talking about is my Chewbacca tamer. Oh and I did not name it Chewbacca, a male friend did when I decided to drunken skinny dip and was not "prepared".

Brittney said...
April 20, 2010 at 12:41 PM

LMAO!!! thanks for the laugh thats hilarious!

Laura said...
April 20, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Too funny. It was the perfect set up. Completely agree Brazilian is the way to go.

blueviolet said...
April 20, 2010 at 12:57 PM

That is hysterical! I'm so not surprised it happened either!

jessalyn said...
April 20, 2010 at 1:09 PM

leave it to boys...

had you told them "um duh, i was talking about in front of my house. i don't have any bush to trim because i go brazilian" i bet they woulda shut it! ;)

would that be sexual harassment though? thank goodness i don't work with boys.

*LLUVIA* said...
April 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

LMAO!!!! I love it!!!

I go Brazilian always!!!

The Blue Zoo said...
April 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I really do need to drink a bottle of wine and attempt that brazilian one of these days.

MiMi said...
April 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM

As soon as I read the title of the post I thought about "trimming the hedge" just like a crass tradesman. LOVE it.

Linda Medrano said...
April 20, 2010 at 2:52 PM

This is hysterically funny. And men can be very funny! Reminds me of the time I was taking my boss's case full of jewelry sent to him from his Mother's estate to his home. One of the guys asked me if I wanted to play cards at lunch and I told him, "Can't today George. I'm taking care of Paul's Family Jewels!"

Daffy said...
April 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Beautiful! I'd much prefer working with a bunch of men than a bunch of women.

I like to fancy myself one of the guys....boobs be damned.....

Aunt Juicebox said...
April 20, 2010 at 3:36 PM

When I was still going out with Tee's dad, one of his friends asked him if I was shaved, or "wild n wooly". Do men really ask each other that kind of shit?

Salt said...
April 20, 2010 at 4:08 PM

HAAAAAAAAAAAA! That's awesome. Sometimes I do miss working with all men (I used to work at a print shop and I was like the only girl there). And there was definitely zero drama which was nice!

Homesick Cajun said...
April 20, 2010 at 4:25 PM

I used to work for an oilfield company and was the only girl working there. They called me Blondie instead of my name, there were blonde jokes on my desk every morning! Lol... But I loved it! That was the best job I ever had!

Mae Rae said...
April 20, 2010 at 4:57 PM

te he he he...i live with three boys and grew up with 7 brothers and I still step in a pile with my mouth on a regular basis. It sucks to come home from golf and tell your husband you lost your balls in the woods and need to go to Dick's to get more...

Kat said...
April 20, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I prefer to trim my own hedges but Dear Hubby has offered to do it for me when I don't have time to keep up. I guess it's a trust issue...what if he f*cks up the bush?? :)

The Queen said...
April 20, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Don't forget.. I have a perfectly good bush trimmer that I got for Christmas.. Since I'm afraid of it.. you are welcome to it... ha ha..

Danielle said...
April 20, 2010 at 6:52 PM

I work with all guys now and I think I freak them out with some of the stuff I say!
So did you get your bush trimmed? :)

dadshouse said...
April 20, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I had that thought as soon as I read the title of your post!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...
April 21, 2010 at 3:37 PM

my first instinct is to be all, "Guys are so imature! When will they grow up?"

But in all reality I would have reacted the same way.

And I so would have pegged you as a brazillian girl.

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April 21, 2010 at 9:51 PM

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Crazy Brunette said...
April 22, 2010 at 1:30 AM

Well, WHAT THE FUCK were you thinking?????

Holy shit balls! I bet the guys still tell that mother fucking story!

Erin said...
April 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM

You know I"m a Brazilian girl too, but this story is still sooooo funny!

I hate the word "bush," but sometimes you gotta say it. No way around it.

T!nK said...
April 23, 2010 at 4:18 AM

HAHAHAHA, I'm a Brazilian girl myself as well.

Mainland Streel said...
April 24, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Ack, it can be so annoying working with a bunch of guys sometimes. I used to work at an engineering company which mostly employed males... I am 98% sure I was hired for my tits and not for my job experience. This was even implied to me a few months later when I started dressing a little more dowdy. Bah!

gayle said...
April 24, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I am thinking of going that way myself. How often do you have to go in for trims?

That's so funny .....guys are brave......a woman might have thought it but would never say it!!

Queen of Feisty said...
April 25, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Lots of comments about Brazillian's, I used to get waxed all the time, neat and tidy, can't afford it, much else soap to shave my legs with.

So I use hair conditioner and the ol' razor, whatever it works people... oh to have money and spend it on strange women ripping my bodily hairs away!

Feisty