A conversation with my boss

Him: Did you know if you stacked up all the pages in Google they would reach beyond the moon?

Me: Really? Wow! How many pages are there?

Him: A trillion.

Me: An actual trillion?

Him: Yep.

Me: How do you know that?

Him: I counted them.

Me: Really?

Him: No.

Me: How many is a trillion? Is that like a million billion? A BILLION billion?

Him: It’s a thousand billion.

Me: Oh. That’s not very impressive.

Him: No, it doesn’t sound as good does it.

Me: What comes after a trillion? Is it a bazillion?

Him: Um, no. It’s a quadrillion.

Me: That’s crap. What about a bazillion, though? Is that real? Is a kajillion real? Is a squillion real?

Him: *thinly veiled disgust tempered by infinite patience* No, Jess. Those aren’t real.

Me: What comes after a quadrillion, then?

Him: Quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion…

Me: Right, I get it. Well that’s boring and predictable.

Him: Nonillion’s pretty good.

Me: We should replace them with bazillion, kajillion and squillion. A bazillion is a billion trillion. A kajillion is a trillion bazillion. A squillion is a bazillion kajillion. And so forth.

Him: Yeah, those are all great suggestions.

5 responses to “A conversation with my boss

  1. ALL Brilliant. In fact, they’re a gazillion squillion times better than the rubbish ones we use at the moment.

  2. Sounds very much like my boss and the conversations we have. You sure you don’t work with me??

    ;o)

  3. This is so funny.
    My favourite bit is: “A bazillion is a billion trillion. A kajillion is a trillion bazillion. A squillion is a bazillion kajillion.”
    I can’t believe you could actually say that.

  4. ouch…
    My head is turning already
    heeeeadache! :)

  5. what’s your job?

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