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You Worry Too Much


You know when you casually ask someone how they are doing (but you don’t really care, because fuck if you care about anyone else’s problems) and you get a response other than “I’m good” or “OK”, “Good, how are you?” this happens to me all the time, especially with coworkers.
Their are some people who will regularly give lengthy answers, usually about how it’s cold outside and they are depressed, or they have a cold and feel shitty, or their parents have been hassling them a lot lately (apparently people still live with their parents, weird eh?). Well, today I had one of these experiences, except the response I got was not to be expected. It went something like this.

Me – “Hey man, how’s it going?”

Coworker – “Uhhhh….. (insert long pause and deep sigh)”
“Not good.”

Me – “That sucks…”

(this is the point where normally I would internally kick myself for even asking and prepare for the onslaught of problems this person supposedly has, but this time was different).

Coworker – “Yeah. I’m really worried about the bees.”

Me – “Bees?”

Coworker – “Yeah man, the bees. They’re disappearing. Their are no more bees.”

Me – “Do you mean like now, because it’s NOVEMBER… In WINNIPEG! I’d be more worried if their was an army of winterized bees. Like if they wore little parkas, and started feasting on human flesh instead of pollen.”

Coworker – “No, like… They’re disappearing. Apparently bees are going extinct.”

Me – “Umm… So you feel shitty because you think there aren’t going to be anymore bees in the world?”

Coworker – “Yeah, it’s a really bad sign.”

Me – “Huh, I supposed that is bad.”

At this point our conversation was interrupted by a customer.

There was no real point to this story, I just thought it was odd, and definitely the weirdest conversation I had all day.

Apparently he was right though, honey bee colonies across Europe and North America are disappearing.


2 Responses to “You Worry Too Much”

  1. Ehh Bees are overrated. And sting-y. Although it kindof is a bad sign…

  2. Your co-worker seems like they would enjoy the usage of marijuana.

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