Having gotten such a kick last week out of the weirdness that is your coworker Mr. Balls, you’ve found yourself listening in to his conversations to see if he has any other interesting anecdotes. Or updates regarding the state of his genitalia.
Unfortunately, neither have been forthcoming.
What has been forthcoming, however, is Mr. Balls’ rather annoying overuse of the word sugee, meaning “awesome.”
Given the number of times sugee gets thrown around on any given day, there are apparently a great many things Mr. Balls finds pretty fucking awesome. And the awesome-to-any-other-word ratio gets upped even more when fellow office drone and stater-of-the-obvious The Parrot gets in on the conversation. A typical example:
“This is awesome!”
“It’s awesome, right?”
“It’s so awesome!”
“It’s pretty awesome.”
According to Mr. Balls’ strict criteria, anything that is not awesome would by default seem to be yabee, meaning “bad” (as in, having potentially damaging consequences).
“This is bad.”
“It’s bad, right?”
“It’s for real bad.”
“It’s bad, this is.”
On rare occasions, when something is really bad, the two words are combined to make sugee yabee, or “awesomely bad.”
Today, as it turns out, nothing bad is occurring. On the contrary, something must be pretty freaking incredible, judging by the number of times sugee is being used.
You’re staring at your computer, putting the finishing touches on a paragraph that’s been giving you a fair amount of grief for the past half hour. Mr. Balls and The Parrot let loose with another “Awesome!” and you sigh loudly, shaking your head. The Posture, seated in the cubicle to the left of yours, leans in toward you.
“What do those guys even do?” he asks you in English.
“I don’t think they do anything,” you reply, which gives him a bit of a giggle. Just then, the pair in question shoots off yet another “Awesome!” The Posture, who’s actually turned out to have a decent sense of humor, mimics snatching a dictionary off his shelf and punting it over the cubicle. This time it’s your turn to laugh.
Then — as if on cue — you hear Trixie the Monotone Pixie walk up, thus completing the unholy trio.
“Dude!” Mr. Balls calls out. “Look at this!”
You hear a paper rattle.
And then a female voice exclaiming:
“This is awesome!”