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The Dammit Doll

I was introduced to the Dammit Doll early in my career. Having just started a new job, I found this ugly little doll being shared among my coworkers. I didn’t understand it, so I watched.

The doll was used to vent frustration – a unique and functional mascot.

Every tenured employee appeared to hold a sacred bond with the doll and when it wasn’t being beaten, it was handled with great care.

Until one day…

One of my coworkers was particularly frustrated. She asked to use the doll and instead of just beating it against the wall, she took its legs and ripped it in half, signaling the end of the Dammit Doll.

I’m pretty easy going so I hadn’t availed myself of the doll’s services. By the time I could have benefited from the catharsis, the Dammit Doll had already been destroyed.

Looking back, I shouldn’t have focused on the Dammit Doll itself, but rather the type of workplace that would need one.

Dammit!

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Dammit Doll

Dammit Doll

Waitress Tipping

Less challenging than cow tipping

Less challenging than cow tipping

To see cow tipping, go here.

(Credits: Waitress photo from chapelchronicles.blogspot.com)

Five Bizarre Fashion Trends

Make a statement in 2015 by being one of the first to embrace these new fashion trends.

1. Dyed underarm hair

This started in Seattle when a stylist dyed a customer’s armpit hair blue – to match the blue hair on her head. They posted photos online and the trend began.

My advice – best worn with long sleeves.

Alternately, you can shave your armpit hair (Photo from offbeathome.com)

2. Bagel Head

This is said to have originated in Toronto with growing popularity in Japan. Apparently the Bagel Head is a new way to give society the finger. Saline is injected into the forehead and then a manual indentation is added with the finger. Thank goodness the effect is temporary.

I'd like the blueberry shmear please. (Photo from mix108.com)

I’d like the blueberry shmear please. (Photo from mix108.com)

3. Crochet Shorts & Onesies

Creating one of a kind shorts is a new way to recycle vintage afghans. They also come as onesies (yes, for adults). Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop calls this new clothing wearable sculpture. I call it poor judgement.

Make a memorable impression (Photo from craftgossip.com)

Make a memorable impression (Photo from craftgossip.com)

4. Facekinis

This scary looking accoutrement protects fair skin from the sun. In China, having a tan is considered a sign of being a peasant. I’ve finally found a place where my freakishly pale skin is desirable. Why would I want to cover that up?

Officer - one of the thieves was wearing a pink facekini and the other was orange. (Photo from  gratefulgrapefruit.com)

Officer – one of the thieves was wearing a pink facekini and the other was orange. (Photo from gratefulgrapefruit.com)

5. Lensless Glasses

There are numerous benefits to lensless glasses. They don’t fog up or scratch, you can wear them with contacts, when you take them off it doesn’t affect your vision. What could be more perfect?

Not certified to be used as safety glasses (Photo from intelligentevolution.wordpress.com)

Not certified to be used as safety glasses (Photo from intelligentevolution.wordpress.com)

Which trend(s) are you going to try?

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Tow Truck

Toe Truck - Caring for toes and feet for more than 3 generations

Toe Truck – Caring for toes and feet for more than 3 generations

A few days ago, Stephen and I met some friends for dinner. We arrived about 10 minutes early. Our friends usually show up before us, so we asked the hostess if we could look around before being seated. Seeing no sign of our friends, we got a table and began to wait.

A few minutes after our scheduled meeting time, we started to wonder if our friends got lost. We were meeting at a new restaurant – one that none of us had been to before. I decided to text them.

Me: RU lost?

Them: Where RU?

Me: At the restaurant. Where RU?

Them: At the restaurant.

At that point, we started looking around and burst out laughing we saw each other two tables apart.

That’s how you can tell when a restaurant is too dark.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Stephen found a way to be sure he's seen

Stephen found a way to be sure he’s seen

Bondage

Guess the correct Bond Age

Guess the correct Bond Age

Dibs on Parking

The city of Chicago has more than 4,000 miles of streets, so it’s no wonder that some neighborhoods aren’t plowed right away following a big snowfall. That means residents are forced to dig out their own cars.

After expending great effort to clear a path, people want to save their parking spot so they don’t have to dig out again. “Dibs” is an unwritten rule and the consequences can be extreme for those who violate it.

Here are a few examples of how people call dibs on their parking spot in Chicago after a big snow storm.

parking1 parking6 parking5 parking4 parking3 parking9 parking8

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

(Photo credits: Chicago Tribune)

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