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#002 Hoot

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  1. Mariam wrote:

    I gave a hoot in Zeppelin language, it kind of sounded a little like bedroom talk, but I was at the airport and the rest of my quintet was appalled and entertained….typical.

    Monday, February 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm | Permalink
  2. RR wrote:

    hooted in my cube, no response, hooted again, someone blew their nose. hooted a third time, no response. quit my job….who wants to work with a bunch of hoot-no-recognizers?

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Recently I have been freelancing, and working at home in my jammies. But last Wednesday I started a cool new job in a real-live office. So, I thought it only fair that I hoot in a public place as well as at my new office job.
    First, I hooted quietly on the subway. It being my first hoot and all, it was a quiet and shy sort of hoot. My car was quite empty, and most of the people were reading the paper. So my hoot didn’t really draw much attention. One man looked up and then went back to reading. The second hoot was as I got off at my stop. I gave a hoot but didn’t look back. I’m certain that it didn’t elicit much reaction either. I think that there are plenty of strange noises coming out of people who ride the NYC subway.
    At work, I had a hooting dilemma. In the beginning, you want to make a good impression. But since I work for a children’s television program, hooting at work is not completely out the question. I hooted, but in the office next door someone was editing a children’s song that sounded like aliens singing. And, since I am the new girl, I’m sure that nobody knew that it was me who hooted. I think that once I get to know people around here better, I will try to hoot again. Because, I really do like the idea.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
  4. KC wrote:

    I completed last weeks assignment of hooting in your workplace. my workplace is a dayspa so I chose to do my hooting in public places instead. I almost hooted in a movie theater but “was too afraid”. Then I hooted walking down Powell street. Loud. Not a single person even so much as looked at me. I smiled. I wasn’t afraid anymore. I was kind of happy & exhilarated. Then I hooted in Bristol Farms grocery store in the produce section, right next to the deli counter. Nothing. Now I was a little bummed out. Then I walked into the food court of the Westfield Mall & hooted there in front of a lot of diners. bubkus. maybe it’s me. maybe it’s my hoot. maybe it’s SF. I don’t know but I’m going to keep trying…

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
  5. Lori wrote:

    i work from home but teach a class one night
    a week so i decided to do my hoot in class. so, i did the first two and no one really noticed. then, there was kind of a little break when i was sitting at a table and one of my students was sitting next to me reading a magazine. i
    let out a HOOT and i could see out of the side of my eye that he turned and looked at me and then quickly turned away! i had to keep myself from cracking up laughing!

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
  6. JK wrote:

    So I hooted. Then the bird in the bush hooted. I hooted again. And the bush bird was quiet. Can I save a hoot? I asked a cloud and the cloud said nothing. Hoot I said.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  7. Doc Pentagon wrote:

    3 hoots wasn’t even close to being enough to satisfy me. I tried it once and I was hooked. Found myself trying it out in different parts of the office…the restroom sure has great acoustics. I wasn’t so sure about the assignment at first, but once I tried it, I nearly became a hoot addict.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  8. R. Rye wrote:

    the Hoot has replaced “good morning” at my office amongst those in the know….most enjoyable…

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink
  9. Z'Hoot wrote:

    Yea, I gave a hoot. Nobody else seemed to. I was prepping the line at the restaurant where I work when suddenly, remembered about thisweeksassinment. Without thinking, I let out a hoot. As I looked around the kitchen I realized I was alone with only Gregorio, the dishwasher who didn’t hear me over the rumbling of the dish washing machine. A little later I planned a hoot when the other cooks were in the area, the food runner was hovering, and a server was dropping off an order. “Hoot”! No response, as if I had just ripped a fart and everyone pretended they didn’t hear it. For my final hoot I went into the dinning room, poured myself a soda from behind the bar and as I left the room hooted a hoot for the patrons. I ducked behind the curtain into the busser station and peaked into the dinning room. Not a head lifted, no forks fell, the room did not fall silent in search of the strange hoot. Yea, I gave a hoot, but nobody seemed to care.

    Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

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