Wednesday, September 06, 2006

my lunch break

This is pretty entertaining.

Today I'm home for lunch, and as usual per Wednesday @ noon, the Lincoln Rotary Club was meeting in Einsteins (the coffeeshop) downstairs. Now I've witnessed their meetings from afar before today, and they normally consist of these elements: a meal, a song, some speakers, and probably the pledge of allegiance or something like that.

Today I'd like to highlight the song element. First of all I have to point out that whenever any singing or loud events happen downstairs you can hear it pretty clearly in my apartment--especially in the bathroom. I happened to be in the bathroom today when they began singing loudly and clearly, "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad."

Mind you, this is a large group of older women and gentlemen, and they are singing a song that takes me back to 2nd grade Chorus class. Immediately I started laughing. And I guess I didn't even realize that this was the same song until they got to the part of:
"Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah...someone's in the kitchen I know-oh-oh-oh..."

You get the picture. And just when I thought it was over, they continued on to even the "fe-fi-fiddly-i-oh...fe-fi-fiddly-i-oh-oh-oh-oh..."

Was this just a dream? Or did I really hear this coming from an actual organized club of grown adults?


becka said...

oh my word that is too funny! i wish soooo badly i could've been there to witness that with you.

and speaking of songs... i forgot to tell you that a couple weeks ago at church they busted out the "remember your children" song that i could never get the words right to at ciy. i couldn't sing it without laughing. you may not remember that, but hopefully you do because it's funny.

Kyle said...

iI might have to come and listen to this meeting if they are going to sing songs like that. You are one lucky person to have that kind of entertainment available on Wednesday afternoons.