I do a Sound of Music orangutan
So, I was waiting for the elevator at work, so that I could take my lunch break. A co-worker, Juliet, was waiting for the elevator at the same time.
I asked her how she was doing, and she said that she had a headache. I suggested that perhaps if I made her laugh that it would ease her headache: laughter **is** the best medicine.
We got into the lift, and stood -- as people do -- in the two opposite back corners. Then I told her to close her eyes, and I made my "wet helicopter" sound, and it made her laugh a bit. We got to the main floor, and went our separate ways.
After my lunch break, I stopped by her desk to see how her headache was doing. She said that her headache was gone! And that it had indeed eased after I made her laugh. Although it could also have been the painkiller kicking in.
I then mentioned that if the "wet helicopter" sound hadn't worked, I also do a somewhat amusing orangutan impression, which I'd modelled after my dad's.
"Did you say 'A Sound of Music orangutan impression'?", she asked.
"No", I replied. "But I could do that, if needed." And I did a quick "The hills are a-live, with the sound of muuu-sic...!!!" whilst aping about. Just really quickly -- because I was in a workplace.
Ryan, who sits at the desk next to hers, asked if I could do "Evita". "Well," I replied, "I only know that one song: 'Don't cry for me Argen-tiiii-na...' (ook, ook)".
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