Friday, December 4, 2009

I Will Always Love You

A woman I work with is under the delusion that she is a great singer.  She is even convinced she can hit the high notes like Mariah Carey.  In reality, she sounds like an animal in pain.  She sings at her desk all day, which is painful enough but...

She travels around to all the local karaoke nights at various bars, and every single time she invites everyone from work.  As a general rule, no one goes, but one night a coworker and I decided to go for kicks.

She monopolized karaoke night, putting in song after song.  It was pretty much just her show.  She also mostly picked ballads.  She sang some Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and LOTS of Mariah.  It was really hard not laugh while she was signing, and all the other bars patrons were snickering and nudging each other but she didn't seem to notice.  It was actually quite sad.

After each performance, she'd come over to the two of us and asked how she'd done, with a look on her face that  told us that she thought she had been amazing.  We had to lie and say she was great, of course.  I'm not going to be the one to break her heart. 

Worst part of the night was when a drunk guy yelled "You sound like a dying cat, you can't f*%ing sing!!" while she was in the midst of "I Will Always Love You".  She confided in us later that sort of thing happened alot, and she took it in stride because she knew they were just drunk and jealous.

So when and where is the next karaoke night?  I'll be there!

Earplugs are wonderful things, Anony.


strokeofliving said...

Me too, me too, I totally want to be present at the next Karaoke night. Poor poor Alfalfa...

That reference may be over some peoples heads.

Do you remember the little Rascals TV show?

Anita Bier said...


I liked Alfalfa's singing.

You're just jealous.


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JennyMac said...

hahaha...drunk and jealous..OR people with perfect ability to hear and recognize terrible singing. LOL.

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