If, like me, you live with a human who goes out to work at a 'regular' job, you'll know how delightful it is when said human comes home early, unexpectedly.
Oh those magic words: "Bertie, I'm working at home this afternoon, please make room on the sofa".
It seems that Gail had been tasked with deciphering an impenetrable European Union tender document, concerning a topic somewhat outside her area of expertise, and her office was swamped with noisy Korean visitors energetically debating 'issues' relating to the execution of a different project, so she had come home for some peace and quiet.
I thought maybe I could help her translate the EU-ese into plain English.
I looked closely at the document, …
… told Gail it could be summarised in the simple word 'gobbledygook', and continued my nap.
Two hours later, Gail sighs heavily and says: "Bertie, you were right". Then: "Come on, we'd better go out for some fresh air before I start coming over all Nigel Farage".
Bertie a good brisk walk.....with frequent stops between the briskness, clears the cobwebs out of humans brains. Good plan.ReplyDelete
My momma and me knows all bout noisy Koreans. We went to UCLA and it are full of em.ReplyDelete
I sees da menshun of hydrocarbons... and as any gud Texan can tell ya, dat means OIL!!! Black gold, Texas tea!!ReplyDelete
Udder dan dat-- gobbledygook is right!
And you sure is lookin' cute sittin' dere on dat sofa, Bertie! ( I can say dat, right? No great white land sharks will devour me fur dat, will dey? Are compliments allowed?)
Bertie I hear ya. EU-esian is hard to understand, not even those who write letters in that language know what it means. I suggest drawings, that's a language all can understand... except its drawed by that guy named Pawcasso :o)ReplyDelete
Ha, ha that is the EU for you. Hey maybe Nigel can give you the heads up on what it is supposed to be about? Have a terrific Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Bertie if you say it is gooblygop, we know it is! At least she was home with it and on the couch. Lady works at home in her office!ReplyDelete
Crikey - sounds like you got Gail outta there in the Nig..er Nick of time!!! I'd feel sorry for her except that I find all such documents the world over have a common language and you figured it out right away!
Now about your new banner - I am concerned, Bertie lad, that you appear to have rather more decoration on you than the tree!!! Could that be a result of imbibement of the third item??? Just askin' &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
gobbledygook ...is a common language spoke by humans especially when at the place they call "work".ReplyDelete
Mom always say gobbledygook is when when humans talk a lot but don't really have anything to say :)ReplyDelete
We deifinitely think a brisk cool walk away from gobblygook is just what you and Gail need!!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
You could have been out earlier if she would have listened to youReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Nigel Farage, you'd best get Gail out for a VERY long walkies!!!ReplyDelete
Gooblygook, is he one of Santy Paws Elfs?
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Who needs more language than GO and NOW and EAT and TREATS and WALK??? Humans... sheesh!ReplyDelete
us Puppers have a way with misc junk......gooblygook sums up a lot of peep stuff.....our answer is just toss it and mess with us!ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
Crikey Bertie ..... you sure look good in your Christmas bow. Did you get to taste any of that scotch, mate?? As for the gobbledygook at least you had Gail home and you got a walk out of it, aye??ReplyDelete
We are lucky cuz no one at our house has a job. It sounds crazy!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
All work is gooblygook...why do they bother with it? Live like a Terrier, it's so much more fun!ReplyDelete
Wyatt and Stanzie
Hope they were South Koreans. Otherwise the words 'executing a project' take on a different meaning.ReplyDelete
Bertie - EU documents are great for shredding.
OH DEAR BERTIE DID GAIL'S EYES GLAZE OVER?ReplyDelete
BRAVO FOR YOU TAKING CARE OF GAIL BY GETTING HER OUT FOR A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF
Long time, no getting mama to crack open the yaptop. We've missed you and are glad to see you looking so beautifully groomed. Bet Jed could match you in the pile of excess furs, if mama groomed him. The entry reminds mama of when she worked for the federal government in a social services agency [ok, SSA] and, as a history major with a law degree who could barely balance her checkbook, was given the task of formulating and submitting the division budget for a couple of years. She still hasn't recovered.ReplyDelete
We're hanging in here. Jed had a malignant growth removed from his bum a couple of months ago. Most recent check up was still clear. Mama continues to deteriorate. In addition to her wonky right shoulder and R.A. in her right hand, she now has something we understand originated in Scotland that is making her left hand pretty useless: Gamekeeper's Thumb. She's supposed to wear this stupid brace all the time, but can't do anything at all with it on. So she takes it off all the time so she can take care of us. Good mama.
Hope you have a Happy Christmas! Are you travelling?
Bertie, brilliant interpretation. If only mum had listened to you, you'd have saved her an hour or two of hobbliygoop.ReplyDelete
Nigella Fire ARGE.ReplyDelete
Walk away from that one Bertie.
No wonder you needed some air.
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X
Well I should not say this but maybe those Koreans might hack your e-mails because they hackedReplyDelete
Sony and we know you make better pictures than Sony.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot