Unfortunately for him, Mr. Zoom let it be known that leaving a drawer open a little bit drives him compulsive. The great thing for me is that I now have a new sass weapon that I don't even have to think about. My daily routine automatically leaves all drawers I open unclosed just about 1/2 an inch. I'm convinced it's the counter top that hangs over just a teeny bit - which gets in my closing way.
I've even started sending him e-mail at the office to let him know that the cabinet drawers in my cube are open a teeny bit. And I want to know if he's going to be ok.
I heart effortless sass.
I've also learned that he has a certain telephone ... um... practice. One evening I offered to call my parents and let them know we wouldn't make a weekend event with them. I thought I was going to do Mr. Zoom a favor by doing this while he changed clothes. Thank goodness I asked before I picked up the phone and started dialing, because it turns out that Mr. Zoom does NOT do telephone when he's ... er... nekkid or nearly nekkid.
And it wasn't like he'd have even been on the phone with them, or they would have really even known he was in the house. Much less sorta in an underwear and socks only state.
"So even though you won't be on the phone with them, and you know they can't see you ... you do know that right...you have a thing where the phone can't be in use because you are changing clothes?"
"BAHHHAHAHAH AHAHAHHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. HAHHHHH AHHAHAHHHAHAHAHHA BAHHHA HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHA!! ...no, really. Be serious."
"Don't apply logic to it. It just is."
"You know this is going on the web, right?"
A few minutes later he told me to go ahead and call in our dinner order so we could pick it up. I protested "But...you aren't fully dressed yet."
"That's ok, because I don't know the people at _______ restaurant."
"Sooo, if you know the people on the other end of the phone, whether they even know you are in the room, ney - just the general vicinity of the phone and you might not be fully clothed, you can't have the phone in use. But total strangers, who you will be seeing in 10 to 20 minutes from which we will pick up our sustenance, THAT'S PERFECTLY OK?"
"This is totally going on the web."