Monday, December 19, 2005

One of the problems with living with a large group of people, or working with a large group for that matter, is that there is always someone with a birthday or anniversary or graduation or something equally personal and irrelevant to everyone else, coming up. This means that there are those do-gooders out there who insist on commemorating these events, primarily by taking up a collection for the purposes of buying a "group" gift.

Why these people insist on taking up these unwanted and irritating causes I have no clue. Actually, I think I know exactly why they do it. This way they get to pick out the gift, present it to whoever and get the lionshare of the credit. Today I got hit up for no less than three different "voluntary" contributions: a get well card for Scott (he had his head shaved by Son Goku), a cake for Iceman (it was his anniversary for joining the X-Men) and a one month supply of Slim Fast for Beast (who is marking one month sugar free).

The parade of people marching into my office with their hands out-stretched seemed unending. I want to tell them where they can go put that hand, but then I'm the bad guy. Sigh. There's no winning.

And to make things worse I was running late for a rather important engagement. Tonight is the world premiere of Deadpool's new television show. He promises for it to be quite the show. I had been thinking about asking Emma Frost to go, since being next to her would insure me a picture in the paper. But instead I decided to ask Gaia. With her reality warping powers, I figured she could always get us out of there in case things get boring. Or crazy. Yes, more likely crazy.


Blogger Gaia said...

I'm going to try and ignore the fact you don't think I'm pretty enough to get a picture in the paper, and enjoy myself at this premier.
This should promise to be fun. I've been to loads of parties but never to a Holly Wood red-carpet gala.

I don't think I left anyone to look after Fred...

10:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Xavier said...

It's nothing to do with your looks, or even Emma's, but rather the, um, eye-popping outfits she wears. And I'm sure Fred is mature to take care of himself. I just hope I remembered the lock the liquor cabinet.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Deadpool has a show?

The Fox network will do anything, won't they?

5:35 AM  
Blogger Captain Berk said...

I dread to think what that 'pool fellow will come up with.

Presumably it will be called "i'm a mercenary! Get me out of here!"

It will feature lots of d-list celebrities hunting each other in the jungle.

We can only pray..

7:17 AM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

It must be tricky having to keep going to the card shop every time there is a birthday or anniversary. Do they have mutant cards?

2:52 PM  
Blogger Lt. Cmdr Oneida said...

I don't know, Gaia, I think yoy make him buy you a card or something to make up for that comment.
Even if a girl is your second choice, Professor, never ever let her know. Because if you do, you will never ever live it down. You could buy her a dress that would get her photo taken.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Professor Xavier said...

That is a good point Lt. Cmd. I think I have dug myself in too deep for mere words to allow recovery. I'll have to see what I can do to make up for my faux pas.

4:04 PM  
Blogger flu said...

Sounds to me like a certain Prof might be a little miffed.

Did we forget your birfday?

4:16 PM  
Blogger Emma Frost said...

Well I never...

As I am above your invitation, Charles, I will be attending with Mr. Summers and that insolent creature, Jean Grey.

After the showing, I plant to take yet another leave of absence. I think I shall ask Jean and Betsy to join me on my vacation. Perhaps we will get around to having that Bachelorette party for Jean, though she is already married, I doubt she will mind. I'm thinking... The Carribean.

And I would like to mention that my outfits at current are not that revealing as I no longer wear corsets in front of the students. Merely variations of a sort. I am a tad more conservative than that of my early days, dear. Honestly, the nerve of some people, over-exaggerating my clothes...

8:41 PM  
Blogger Deadpool said...

How can the Beast manage without sugar?

12:17 AM  

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