Monday, December 5, 2011

Literary Crush of the Week #3 (and a Kindle-ish rant)

I'm going to go ahead and declare it Mindy Kaling week. I'm still reading her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) in which she dispenses the best advice:
For heaven's sake, if you don't know someone's name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, "Nice to see you!" and make weak eye contact.
But why am I still reading your book, Mindy? You said it would only take two days. It's taken four. Something ain't right here.

Oh right. I didn't want to go through a line or get weird looks at a library for buying a mostly pink book ("The freak!"). So I downloaded it for the Kindle I have.

The Kindle is not the issue. One of my coworkers is the issue. This very annoying coworker did not know that he was being a very annoying coworker (which is the most annoying kind of coworker). He would not go away and continued to talk to me every time I got the Kindle out (because anyone reading a book clearly needs to have a conversation about it right away with the nearest person--no, screw you, I need to know what your book is about right now even though I can clearly see that you're only a quarter of the way into it).

The Conversations Went Something Like This:
Coworker: What is that?
Me: It's a Kindle.
Coworker: Are those new?
Me: No... they have been out for a few years now.
Coworker: What does it do?
Me: You read on it...
Coworker: Oh. (he actually produced a gasp at this point) Where did you buy that?

The Conversations Went Something Like This II:
Coworker: You readin' on it again?
Me: Yes. 
Coworker: What are you reading about?
Me: Davy Crockett.
Coworker: You like that kind of stuff?
Me: Yeah, I am totally not reading a book written by a chick for chicks about them all being chicks right now.

I think this is a good excuse for having to take four days to read a book that should take two. I'm just going to start reading Blood Red Road again. No one approached me to ask about that one.

And yeah, Mindy is awesome. I'm Team Mindy now. Congrats Mindy. I love you. Blah blah blah.

*Seriously. We do.


  1. I love Mindy. She is just an overall nice and funny individual. So I approve!

  2. I have fallen for Mindy too. She has a charming and quirky personality, and causes a lot of trouble for people at work. Just my kind of gal.

  3. yes, the kindle thing. that's funny.

    who cares if you're reading a pink book? screw the world.

    sounds like you need to go psycho on that coworker, seriously.

  4. Nah. He's a good guy. He just needs a lesson in book manners.

  5. How does someone not know what a Kindle is? especially if you sell them at your place of business???

    P.S. I was informed yesterday by my sister that when she sees Mindy's character on The Office she thinks of me. Is that good or bad? haha

  6. I have no idea. I work in rural Kentucky if that helps.

    That is a very gpod thing.


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