Scene: Mike D’s cubical

I reach into my epic lunch bag and withdraw a can of cheap pineapple. I actually enjoy the cheap Farm Flavor variety more than the expensive name brands like Dole as it seems a little less acidic. The only downside to these cans is that they don’t have a pop top. But like a good fatperson engineer, I plan ahead for such problems and keep a can opener in my desk drawer.

I open my desk drawer and withdraw the can opener. I place it against the edge of the can.
The can opener lets out a quiet whine as I turned the handle:

“eeeeerng… eeeeerng… eeeeerng…”

As I complete my journey around the circumference of the can, Sander asks loudly from the adjacent cubical

“You have pineapple over there?”

Never underestimate the ears of the hungry.

2 thoughts on “Pineapple

  • 11/19/2009 at 12:26 pm

    How many desk can openers have you gone through this year?

    Also, I thought the punchline was going to be a broken can opener.

  • 11/19/2009 at 1:08 pm

    eeeerng is a very good representation of the can opener sound.


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