Farty's Fortunes

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean They're Not Out To Get You

So, what happened was this. Little Miss Farty sent me an email from work last night. Because playing on the internets is so much more rewarding than working she loves me so much. Scroll down to see the picture. I showed it to Mrs F and she said I should send a reply, so I replied "Haha, very funny. Get back to work." Then I hit "send", as you do.

A fraction of a second after releasing the mouse button, I realised that although her email had been addressed to my real name, Outlook had helpfully changed my sender name to "Mr Farty". Thanks, Microsoft. Thanks a fucking bunch.

So the phone rings. "Dad, did you just send me an email as "Mr Farty"?

"Er, yes?"

"Oh. Ok, 'cos I thought my computer had been infected by a virus or something."

"No, no, just my little joke, ha-ha."

"Ok, night-night then, Dad."

"Night-night, sweetheart. Don't work too hard."

And now I'm wondering whether to delete my blog, 'cos how long will it be before she decides, out of curiosity, to google "Mr Farty"?

Update: If my daughter is reading this, remember that there's more than one Mr Farty on t'internets. This one isn't me, it's a complete stranger. Plus, quit slacking and get back to work!

That email...

Always check your child's homework

Keep reading...

That mommy works at Home Depot and this was supposed to be her selling a shovel.


I've Been Mugged said...

I wanted to be a pole dancer when I grew up, but daddy said I was better suited to catching moles than dancing poles, so bought me a shovel instead.

#Debi said...

That must be a very nice shovel--everyone wants to buy it...

john.g. said...


Jacki said...

Hahaha! She sure is shoveling the money.

Mr Farty said...

IBM - I thought all pole dancers came from Poland.

#Debi - What do you call a man with a shovel on his head? Dug.

John - I'll have to start checking my stats daily, sigh. Don't be too surprised if I disappear one day.

Jacki - What do you call a man without a shovel on his head? Dug-less.

B'dum tsh!

Grit said...

i sympathise deeply with your required anonymity. if my cover is blown i am a dead woman walking.

Sewmouse said...

Don't be being a slavedriver to someone in LMF's delicate condition!

W*** c**** people are allowed to slack off - it is expected.

Mr Farty said...

Grit - Oh God, THAT wasn't you, was it?

Sew - Wot, working class? ;)

btw, I finally posted your prize today. And #Debi's.

VE said...

You are about to be removed from my blog roll!!! It’s nothing personal…I’m restarting for 2009 this Thursday. Were you at the top of the list in 2008? If not, here’s your chance to be. A single comment gets you on my blog roll. Keep commenting and you’ll stay at the top. Hope to see you in 2009!

AtomicLaura said...

you mean, Mr. Farty isn't your real name?

as for the sketch: I'm struggling for a comment involving a 'ho' but alas, it escapes me.

Mr Farty said...

VE - Um, not that desperate, thanks.

Laura - Define "real". Hoe Hoe Hoe!