Teaching Elizabeth's Plants to Swear

Elizabeth is leaving us, and she doesn't care.

She says, "Oh, I might stop for a second and think, 'Wow, I bet they'd really love this view, too, but I promise you: I won't be worrying about how the ad pages look.'"

It'll only be two weeks. She's going on vacation. But still: Two weeks without our managing editor? Two weeks without Elizabeth? Who knows what could happen? Without a woman to keep us tidy, on time, and tucked in, things might just get a little bit rough around here.

"Elizabeth," says JA, "when you get back, we'll still be wearing the same clothes, only difference is there'll be the proper manly sweat circles."

"Yeah," I say, "and there'll be pizza boxes and beer bottles all over the floor."

"Ha!" JA continues, "And you'll find a big tobacco stain outside of Stephen's office."

"That's right. And lots of other stains, too," I say.

JA turns to me and, forgetting for a moment that Elizabeth is actually still here, we take turns:

"We'll leave all the lights on and we'll forget to put the toilet seat down."

"We won't bother to close the refrigerator door."

"We'll teach Elizabeth's plants to swear!"

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Al Marcy's picture

Plants could teach us many things. We learn to swear automatically, during birth. Get a pair of HP-65 speakers from Denon. They need a sub, but Denon sells one, too. They are beautifully crafted and sound good, too.

elizabeth's picture

I will miss you all terribly and think of all the great music I will be missing in the office as I listen to the swirl of the Arno from Pont Vecchio and the lap of the sea on the Italian Riviera!Ciao, bella:)e.Don't teach my plants to use profanity, or else!

Stephen Mejias's picture

>Don't teach my plants to use profanity, or else! I've been whispering curses into your plants' ears every night for the past two weeks. Why do you think I stay in the office so late? Your plants are slow. Ehi, la pianta: questo

Buddha's picture



She's in the room!

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