The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

‘I will get you, Mansfield’


Yeah, so, my office buddy Paul decided for some random reason to start a rumor that “Peggy Sue Got Married” is my favorite movie.

Paul likes to mess with me. I saw that movie once in the theater. It’s a perfectly fine film, but it’s not my all-time favorite movie — not even close. I’m not sure why he picked that one.

So anyway, I needed to get him back. I walked through the office and casually said out loud, “Why do you think Paul likes that movie ‘Patch Adams’ so much?”

A few hours later, he started telling people that I like “Short Circuit 2,” which meant I had to up the ante.

“Remember when Paul took a week off to sit in line for the last ‘Twilight’ movie? That was so sad. It was a line of lonely housewives and Paul.”

A coworker took the bait.

“You like ‘Twilight,’ Paul?”

Paul: “No, Sonia is just telling people that because she likes ‘Look Who’s Talking’.”

Coworker: “How many of those ‘Look Who’s Talking’ movies did they make anyway?”

Me: “Why don’t you ask Paul? He’s got the box set.”

Office busybody: “Good one, Sonia.”

A few minutes later, Paul sends me an IM: “I will get you, Mansfield!”


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

3 thoughts on “‘I will get you, Mansfield’

  1. I think if I had worked at a place like yours, I would have done better as an office employee.

  2. We try to keep it interesting. 🙂

  3. Nobody in my office found it funny when I did things like that, so I had to quit and start teaching. Now none of my students find me funny, either. It’s cool though, because I get to keep the magic talking stick and I think I’m funny.

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