Okay, so I got this random IM on the internal IM network here at work from a person I’ve never met before. And it went something like this (name changed to protect the guilty):

Mystery IM Lady [2:11 PM]:
Hi!!

Mystery IM Lady [2:11 PM]:
guess what’s going on downstairs

At the time, I was working in a one-story building.

Mystery IM Lady [2:11 PM]:
I’ll give you a hint

Mystery IM Lady [2:12 PM]:
[music note]

Who the heck are you? Okay, I’ll play along …

ePeterso2 [2:12 PM]:
Really?

Mystery IM Lady [2:12 PM]:
yup

Mystery IM Lady [2:12 PM]:
is Neil going to make an apperance???

Who? I have no idea who Neil is! I don’t even know who you are!

ePeterso2 [2:12 PM]:
I don’t know … I haven’t seen him today

Mystery IM Lady [2:12 PM]:
hmmmmm

ePeterso2 [2:13 PM]:
What kind of music?

Mystery IM Lady [2:13 PM]:
how about tony toni tone

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
two agents just sang hit me with your best shot

ePeterso2 [2:14 PM]:
NO WAY

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
yup

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
Oh

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
what about eye of the tiger

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
ice ice baby

Okay, now let’s push the envelope and up her eventual embarrassment level a bit.

ePeterso2 [2:14 PM]:
Is that what you’re going to sing?

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
OH NO

Mystery IM Lady [2:14 PM]:
I don’t sing

ePeterso2 [2:15 PM]:
I bet you do sing

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
in any way shape or form

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
nope

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
sorry

ePeterso2 [2:15 PM]:
Surely you must in the car

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
[puzzled face]

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
you know there’s no radio in my car

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
remember

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
jerk

Oops!

ePeterso2 [2:15 PM]:
Oh, right

ePeterso2 [2:15 PM]:
I forgot.

Mystery IM Lady [2:15 PM]:
[angry face]

Mystery IM Lady [2:16 PM]:
I got it!!!

Mystery IM Lady [2:16 PM]:
You can sing like the Boss

Mystery IM Lady [2:16 PM]:
any song will do

ePeterso2 [2:16 PM]:
Do you have any requests?

Mystery IM Lady [2:17 PM]:
Born In The U.S.A. no doubt

Mystery IM Lady [2:17 PM]:
not sure if they have it though

At this point, I look her username up in the corporate directory and find out the name of her boss and that she works in the corporate call center, probably as a customer service agent.

ePeterso2 [2:18 PM]:
Is Holly there?

Mystery IM Lady [2:18 PM]:
yes but she’s offline, I think she has a meeting across the street

ePeterso2 [2:19 PM]:
Do you want to know something funny?

Mystery IM Lady [2:19 PM]:
sure

Mystery IM Lady [2:19 PM]:
wait, is it about me being short?

No, this is at least 37 times funnier than your height.

ePeterso2 [2:19 PM]:
I’m a software engineer in Plantation, FL (FL08). On the first floor.

ePeterso2 [2:19 PM]:
I’m probably not the person you intended to IM.

Mystery IM Lady [2:20 PM]:
Lol, wow

Mystery IM Lady [2:20 PM]:
and you let me keep going huh?

Mystery IM Lady [2:20 PM]:
[embarassed face]

Mystery IM Lady [2:21 PM]:
Sorry about that, you’re right, wrong Erik

ePeterso2 [2:21 PM]:
It explains why I didn’t know about your radio

Mystery IM Lady [2:21 PM]:
lol

ePeterso2 [2:21 PM]:
I will sing Born in the USA for you, though.

ePeterso2 [2:21 PM]:
Although my coworkers probably wouldn’t appreciate or understand it.

Mystery IM Lady [2:21 PM]:
It’s customer service week in the call center so we have events going on

Mystery IM Lady [2:22 PM]:
singing is one

ePeterso2 [2:22 PM]:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

ePeterso2 [2:22 PM]:
We’re software engineers here. They never bother to do fun events for us.

Mystery IM Lady [2:22 PM]:
Well, thanks for embarrassing me, hopefully this im was fun for you

Mystery IM Lady [2:22 PM]:
[smiley face]

ePeterso2 [2:23 PM]:
This will be our little secret

Mystery IM Lady [2:23 PM]:
Thank you for that

ePeterso2 [2:23 PM]:
I never know what kind of IMs I’ll be getting – there are two other Eric Petersons in MOT

Mystery IM Lady [2:23 PM]:
Well, have a great rest of your day and I’m expecting a song

Mystery IM Lady [2:23 PM]:
yea, I don’t really have that problem

ePeterso2 [2:24 PM]:
I’ll see if I can find a mic

Mystery IM Lady [2:24 PM]:
nice

MUWHAHAHA.

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