Friday, April 2, 2010

Cpt. Awkward have difficulties peeing

Earlier in the week as the working day was drawing to an end, one of my pleasant colleagues sitting relatively close to me, excused himself a bit earlier since he had caught a bit of a cold and needed to take care of that. As he stood up and excused himself people exchanged some "take care of yourself" and a few jokes with him as he got ready to leave; Cpt. Awkward is sitting silently staring at his computer screen, I too chip in with some comment about this spring being a bit cold and easy to catch a cold.

As there is a half second pause, and just when the guy is about to leave, Cpt. Awkward blurts out "Lately I haven't been able to pee properly". Everyone turns to look at him as he's still looking at his computer screen, the guy with the cold also freezes, an awkward atmosphere spreads and after a few seconds of silence he follows up with "I'm seeing a doctor about it and I'm taking some drugs for it, but it's still really hard to pee...". The awkwardness remains for a few seconds and people mutter some "oh, hope it's ok" and awkwardly try to pretend that something urgent needs to be done, sick guy silently vanishes.

I don't know how he does it, but he has perfected the awkwardness to an art and I am reluctantly impressed! He's definitely my favorite person in the company!

7 comments:

Cooper said...

sounds like someone needs to get a prostate checked out if he's over 35.

RMilner said...

Hmmm...

Could be hyperplasia of the prostate, we need to know more of the signs and symptoms. For instance, is he suffering urgency and frequency.

Kidney stones?

Perhaps an STD is more likely.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Well, the dear Captain is closer to 60 than 30... At least he was seeing a doctor so I hope he can get things up and running in no time!

aimlesswanderer said...

Hmm, a bit too much info I'd say. Just what everyone needed to hear.

Jen B said...

I wish I worked with Cpt. Awkward.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Aimless - Yeah... It became a bit... awkward...

Jen - He's a great guy and really funny, once you accept the... awkwardness at frequent intervals...

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's tough... It's hard getting older. There's so many things to worry about and be afraid of. Losing control of your body... not being able to do things that you used to do... He sounds like he just needs someone to listen to his problems and tell him that what he's going through is normal... :(

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