Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ballroom Class

Ok Technically it wasn't a class. It was teachers from a local group that came for a free introductory session at my husband's company. We showed up and there were around 15 other people there and let me tell you, it was just plain weird because as soon as we entered we were greeted by the reincarnation of Bob Ross.

I'm not joking.

The dude looked exactly like him. The moment I walked inside I did a double take and thought to I know that guy??? I kept staring trying to place him because, let's face it, hair like that is just hard to come by. Eventually I figured it out and had to stifle the giggles each time he addressed the group. I kept waiting for him to break out the easel and brushes. Each time he came by I could just see him holding his palette and saying to me with a smile, "now let's make a happy little tree."

You try keeping a straight face when you have Bob Ross in front of you.

That's not all though, there was a guy with a bulging left eyeball (it was so freaky, I tried to make eye contact when he approached me but which eye to look at??), the short balding guy who made me very uncomfortable (I got the impression he was flirting with me, even with Jimbo sitting beside me), the three women who sat on the end of the table like high school bitches and gave me an eat shit and die look when I smiled and said hello, the mental case woman who kept referring to her husband as "mine" and making bizarre statements, usually at random. Like when the instructor was talking she said, "I call this my MAN watch!" and pointed to the large brown metal watch on her arm. I'll spare you the story of her and the "snicker doodles" on the table. Suffice it to say, don't get between a 'hongry' woman and her favorite sugary snack.

I couldn't focus on the steps so I just did cha-cha'd my feet around and took in the weird people my husband works with. Poor guy, maybe his job isn't as easy as I thought. He's working in a freaking loony bin, with Bob Ross! The next time I go to anything sponsored by his company again I'm taking my camera.

**In case you're all too young to remember, Bob Ross is pictured above. I watched in on PBS when I was a kid. I'm telling you, it was FREAKY!!


Erin said...

OMG that is hilarious! I watched him all the time as a kid, I have paintings I did trying to be like him LOL with the mountains and the pine trees and the shading and whatnot. I loved that guy!