Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bacon Bits? Seriously?

I saw a play once, the premise being that this lobotomized person, "Lobo Tommy" could only repeat what was said to him, and in such, everyone found him to be a genius yadda yadda yadda. Sure it worked for the gardener, and for rain man, but that's Hollywood.

I am not sure if the person I was talking to was putting me on, an idiot savant, or just one of those uncomfortable socially creepy type of people. Yesterday this person is wandering around the cubicle farm where I work, and there was nobody else around. He looked lost, so I asked if he was looking for someone in particular, or could I help him. He stands there for a second and notices the screen saver on my Mac (a photo slide show of wonderful flickr bacon goodness) and asks "What's with the bacon?" I start to go into the short version of lords of bacon when i realize he isn't listening at all. He chimes in "I like bacon bits". So a little put off by his demeanor I say yeah bacon bits are good. Then with all the seriousness of someone that needs a bathroom asking where the closest one is, he asks "How do you make bacon bits?".....
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REALLY????

How do you make bacon bits?!?!??! Is it me or is the name "bacon bits" also a pretty good description of the complex nature of the product. They are, ya know, bits of bacon. Maybe take some bacon... and chop it into bits? If this guy was playing me, he has the best poker face, I was trying to see a smirk or a snicker or any tell that would let me know he wasn't seriously overwhelmed by the complexity of bits of bacon. But I could find none, I turned back around and went back to work, and he wandered off. I asked someone else if he knew who he was later, and they said something about annoying....

3 comments:

OakMonster said...

Is he referring to the nastiness that are meatless "bacon" bits? One should wonder WTF is that crap.

Bacon Chris said...

It seemed pretty clear we were talking about real bacon... but who knows that dude was hard to read :)

Rocky said...

Wow, your encounter with him was way better than mine.