Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (20th)

Mr. Hinklemeyer came in Sandy's office as she was writing his letter of recommendation. He asked if he could view the letter. He was in the process of reading the letter when Sandy's secretary walked in asking for the letter. Mr. Hinklemeyer finished reading it and handed the secretary the letter.

The numbers on the document are added for the purposes of Thursday Thirteen. They did not appear on the original letter.

Letter of Recommendation

1. While working with Mr. Hinklemeyer, I have always found him
2. working studiously and sincerely at his desk without
3. gossiping with colleagues in the office. He seldom
4. wastes his time on useless things. Given a job, he always
5. finishes the given assignment in time. He is always
6. deeply engrossed in his official work, and can never be
7. found chitchatting at the water cooler. He has absolutely no
8. vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9. knowledge of his field. I think he can easily be
10. classed as outstanding, and should on no account be
11. dispensed with. I strongly feel that Mr. Hinklemeyer should be
12. promoted as soon as possible, and this proposal should be
13. sent away as soon as possible.
Sandy O’Keefe
Branch Manager.

Sandy buzzed the secretary with an urgent message to be immediately sent upstairs.

Mr. Hinklemeyer was present when I was writing the recommendation that was sent to you today. Kindly read only the alternative lines 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13, for my true assessment of him.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is GREAT!!!!!!!

Thank you for stopping by tonight! Have a great TT!!

March 15, 2007 2:48 AM  
Blogger Coco said...

thanks for the comment at my blog :)

funny story *lol*

March 15, 2007 3:06 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

Heh. Cute. I can think of some people for whom that would be appropriate. :)

March 15, 2007 3:27 AM  
Blogger Uisce said...

LOL, this was fun -- reminded me of... what was that movie? Johnson! happy TT, mine's up!

March 15, 2007 3:48 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Very cute.

Happy TT, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

March 15, 2007 4:34 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Raggedy,very clever.
Well i woundn't employe him always at the water cooler and not doing his job. take care going to read what ive missed (((hugs)))

March 15, 2007 4:50 AM  
Blogger MaR said...

LOL, what a fun TT!
happy thursday :)

March 15, 2007 5:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... make me LOL.

Thank you for the visit and for this funny TT.

Have a great Thursday.

March 15, 2007 5:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clever good fun! Thanks for always stopping by!
Happy TT!

March 15, 2007 6:16 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Ha,ha, the name for me was already fun enough ! I imagine calling myself Mrs. Hinkelmeyer ! What a name !!

March 15, 2007 6:32 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

Wow, a secret message embedded in the regular message. Hahahahah!

March 15, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...


That was cute. Thanks for visiting my TT.

March 15, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Angela/SciFiChick said...

Very cute! Fun TT!

March 15, 2007 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my! Wish you could legally get away with a ref like this!

March 15, 2007 8:05 AM  
Blogger Tilly Greene said...

HA! Promote, quick! Great TT!

March 15, 2007 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! What an interesting letter!

March 15, 2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

BWHAHA! Clever! Happy TT!

March 15, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Very funny! Thanks for visiting my TT!

March 15, 2007 8:15 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

oh ha! That's very creative

March 15, 2007 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny! The horror of writing letters of recommendations.

March 15, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Fence said...


Happy T13

March 15, 2007 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh code! ;-)

That was funny. Always love those hidden messages.

March 15, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

A great post--bringing back work memories and some recommendations that I had to write!

Thanks for visiting my TT.

March 15, 2007 8:35 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Good one! Thanks for stopping by!

March 15, 2007 8:44 AM  
Blogger Dayna_Hart said...

Oh I LOVE this!!

I want to do one, just to see if I can!

March 15, 2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger Jane said...


March 15, 2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Erin Faye said...

This is sooo funny!!
Thanks for stopping by

March 15, 2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Carol ReMarks said...

LOL cute, and very clever!

March 15, 2007 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Loved it! :)


March 15, 2007 9:08 AM  
Blogger Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

LOL! :D Very cute and clever. :)

Thanks for visiting!

March 15, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger Kate Davies said...

Very cute!

And something all managers wish they could write, at one time or another. :)


March 15, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Melissa Schroeder said...

OMG, that is too funny! Great TT!

March 15, 2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

So much for the recommendation. Your #s3,4,7.
Mine is up too.

March 15, 2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Raggedy -- Thanks for looking at my Wordless Wed this morning. I'll keep it but will stay away from Thursday Thirteens.

March 15, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Did you ever read this one using the even lines? They make a very contridictary reading.

March 15, 2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very cute!!
Smell the Spring


March 15, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Too funny!

Hope you have a great weekend ~ Happy Thursday!

March 15, 2007 9:51 AM  
Blogger JAM said...

A very clever letter. I hope you found this instead of making it up, because that would be a LOT of work.

Great T13!

March 15, 2007 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so clever! I would have never thought to do something like this!

March 15, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love that! Very funny.

March 15, 2007 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy TT! This made me smile.

March 15, 2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ROFL!!! I'm sending that to a few people. LOL

March 15, 2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That is hilarious! Happy TT!!

March 15, 2007 10:55 AM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

Very funny!

Great TT!

Thanks for dropping by mine.

March 15, 2007 11:08 AM  
Blogger Mitchypoo said...

This is so clever! Love it!

I'm all about why I love green!

March 15, 2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Ha! LOVED it!

March 15, 2007 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for visiting

March 15, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Shelli Stevens said...

Those are hilarious! Thanks!

March 15, 2007 12:54 PM  
Blogger L^2 said...

LOL! I've read that somewhere before. It's great!
Happy TT. :-)

March 15, 2007 1:00 PM  
Blogger Mercy's Maid said...


March 15, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger palmtreefanatic said...

hehehehehehehe...thats great!

March 15, 2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Thanks for the laugh even if it did hurt a bit to do it :)

March 15, 2007 1:06 PM  
Blogger Michelle Pillow said...


March 15, 2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

HEY! That was very clever and creative! I love it! Had me chuckling

Thnaks for stopping by my blog, and Happy TTs to you :)

March 15, 2007 1:13 PM  
Blogger Karen Erickson said...

I love this! Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;)

March 15, 2007 1:29 PM  
Blogger Christie O. said...

that's hilarious!! and clever! i hate when people read over my shoulder! haha! happy tt, thanks for stopping by mine!

March 15, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

OMG! That is HILARIOUS!! Thanks for the great laugh! And thanks for stopping by my first TT!

March 15, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I think I know the guy but his name is different ;-) LOL

Have a great day!


March 15, 2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger Jenny McB said...

Great recommendation! Love the message.

March 15, 2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Very Very Smart, Raggedy...It certainly was a good way to get around writing what was needed, and at the same time look like everything was A-Okay with this guy!

March 15, 2007 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm totally writing that letter next time someone asks me for one...

March 15, 2007 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i first read it, i asked myself...who is mr. hinklemeyer? and when i get to check those odd numbers reading it really made me laugh! LOL! good one! thanks for visiting my page!

March 15, 2007 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute :)

March 15, 2007 2:40 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment:) Love your page!

March 15, 2007 2:44 PM  
Blogger Cafe Cats said...

LOL Raggedy!!!!!!! What a hoot!

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I'm up.

March 15, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Liz Hill said...

HA I really liked that. THanks for stopping by my TT

March 15, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Joy Renee said...

so funny. will have to show my husband and mother-in-law who spend most of every evening meal complaining about their 'hinklemeyers'

my TT #24 is up:

13 more research projects impacted by the impending library closure.

Also I posted an explanation of the closure last weekend. Sort of.

Three weeks plus one day. Somebody stop the clock pleeease...

March 15, 2007 3:09 PM  
Blogger Aline de Chevigny said...

LOved the 13. Thanks for the laugh.


March 15, 2007 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's hilarious!

March 15, 2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger Laurence said...

Your T13 is very funny ! (I like the #8) :-D

Thanks for stopping by !

P.S. Your french is very good ! ;-)

March 15, 2007 3:21 PM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

That was classic! My T13 #33 is up it is the 13 Quotes About Men Edition Stop by if you get the chance.

March 15, 2007 3:26 PM  
Blogger Denise Patrick said...

That was hilarious. I'll remember that the next time I have to write a letter of recommendation.

My TT is up, too.

March 15, 2007 3:27 PM  
Blogger Robyn Mills said...

Great List as always... happy TT

March 15, 2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clever! I've had to write a few of those myself ... wish I'd had this formula!


March 15, 2007 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had forgotten all about TT until I peeked in on you this morning and saw it. Mine is up! Have a great day!

March 15, 2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL too it.

March 15, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

You are too clever! Enjoyed this! My TT is also posted.

March 15, 2007 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very funny & clever tt. Mine's all about chickens, art and life this week. Have a great weekend!

March 15, 2007 5:56 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

This one is so funny! Very smart of Ms. O'Keefe,tehehehhe.

March 15, 2007 6:24 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

At first I thought you were talking about the Denver Mayor... Hickenlooper.

March 15, 2007 7:11 PM  
Blogger KarenW said...

Too funny!

March 15, 2007 8:10 PM  
Blogger Kimo and Sabi said...

Do you think he would be interested in a position as a litter box attendant?

March 15, 2007 8:18 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

I notice the 13th person on your list is "Wylie", which, to me, translates as "Why lie?"

So is this a lie? Oh, not the story, that was true enough. The lie I'm asking about is No. 85. Is there really a blogger named "You're next!"?

March 15, 2007 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute! I like it. :P Thursday Thirteen's can become addictive!

March 15, 2007 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha, nice recommendation!

March 15, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Christina (BookTasty) said...

This was a funny list! Very Bridget Jones of you :)

March 15, 2007 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, a great list. And so timely. Soliciting recommendation letters are at the top of my "to do" list this week!

March 15, 2007 11:15 PM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

This was too too good. I so admire a person clever enough to design this to flow so smoothly. Thanks for posting it.

March 15, 2007 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh goodness that is too funny!

March 15, 2007 11:49 PM  
Blogger Caylynn said...

LOL! :D Too funny! :) And very clever! Thanks for the grins. :)

and thanks for stopping by! :)

March 16, 2007 4:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

March 16, 2007 7:57 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

LOL...That's cute!

March 16, 2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger Brought to you by Her Majesty Magenta said...

That was really clever!

March 17, 2007 4:04 PM  

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