Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Hope You Packed Your Pistol

For the past 6 months I have had the luxury of Chicken working from home on an internal project. She hasn't had to travel anywhere! Since I've been home from Thailand that means we have had 2 months of being together 24 hours a day, mostly in p.j.'s.
All good things come to an end.

The project ended right as Chicken started stimming and she was staffed on a new project focused on Latin America. Luckily, they let her work from home until the egg retrieval, but 2 days after--off she went. Back into the big work world of wearing real clothes and paying for dry cleaners.

Mainly, she'll be working from D.C.--which is great!--but she also may cover such destinations as: Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Miami. Heh Heh. I love it that Miami is part of Latin America.
All of these (except Argentina) are countries we've been to with a backpack and a bus. No big deal.

So you can imagine the surprise when she requested transportation information for this week's country and was told, "You don't have to arrange that. We'll have an armored car and an armed guard waiting for you at the airport. They will take you directly to the hotel. You are to take all of your meals at the hotel and not leave for any reason. If you should be kidnapped, the company will pay your full ransom."

Lovely. And here I was thinking, "Hey, Mexico City! Cool!"

She's decided to wear jeans on the plane tonight so she doesn't look like a business lady. Wish Chicken luck. She had bad food in the airport and was already peckish.


Melissa said...

Luck! I would pee my pants if someone uttered the words armored car to me on the phone.

projectkjetil said...

Holy WAY TOO EXCITING work story, Batman!

Keely said...

awww, you couldn't resist could you?!
Thanks for the terrible pun (as if there were other kinds) and good luck to the chicken!

queerstork said...

Love the adventure! If I had someone willing to pay the ransom, I'd be off in a flash! Hope it doesn't come to that but at least you know she hasn't flown the coop forever.

This joke needs a punchline:
Why did the chicken cross the border?

Pufferfish said...

To get to the Salsa Side?

Gayby Rabies said...

Wow, my office just eliminated the water cooler due to the crap economy. No way in hell would they pay ransom. I hope Chicken has a good time in Mexico even though she'll be cooped up in the hotel.

Laurie said...

Holy cow. I don't even have a response to that. I'm with Melissa.... I would probably wet myself and quit my job, real fast. Keep us posted so we know she arrived to her hotel safely.

glamcookie said...

Eek! Safe travels to the Chicken!

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Inlocoparentis said...

Safe travels, Chicken!

2girlsandtheirfamily said...

HOLY CRAP! What kind of project is K on this time?!? We hope she made it there safely!

A few more days until testing! Our fingers, albeit a little cramping at this point, are STILL CROSSED for you gals! ;)

Jackie said...

There's never a dull moment in Pufferville. I hope to hell that K doesn't need her job to randsom her out of a situation.

C and I are sending you all our best for this weekend. How are you feeling?

Heidi said...

Oh my word.

Stay safe Chicken!!!

Shaunna said...

oh my god - you crack me up!!! just finished reading your blog - SO EXCITED about your transfer on your big bday!! yeah!!! and the 40% chance that you could have twins - wow, two for the price of one:) yippie!!

anyway i called you on your bday - hope you had fun with your friend in town !! glad you didn't hvae to attend the family bday party.

just wanted to check in and say hi. but really i am much better on the phone. i can't type fast enough to get it all out.

poppycat said...

Shit! Sorry she has to go back to the travel. Cat just picked up her usual travel schedule again too. I wish we were closer so we could kill some time together while they are gone. Please tell chicken to try to look like a poor college kid as often as possible. Things have become crazy down there since I last visited. Its a shame.

So does that mean she will be away for the BFP? Does she still get to come home on weekends? I hope so!

Good luck Chicken! Stay safe because you have a baby at home to take care of now!