I was in a department meeting when a visiting speaker said, “I mean, that’s what’s you expect. It’s table steaks.”
Then she went on, but I was still hung up in this new phrase. Table steaks? Like ... table wine? Kind of a lower-grade steak you get a restaurant, not a fine steak/wine, but a table steak/wine?
And OF COURSE I had to go into the department group chat and say, “Did she just say table steaks? What does that mean?”
Of course, it’s some poker reference. Table stakes. I suppose it’s the expected ante or something? I don’t know. All I know is that add this to the Oregon Trail references and 1) I don’t know what anyone is saying at work anymore and 2) I have heard it used twice now in two days.
I’m going to quietly post this photo in the chat every time I hear it from now on.
I approve of your table steaks.
Also, whenever anyone says something is Normal and Assumed, just like in poker, I am deeply suspicious of what "normal" is being pushed...
Posted by: KC | February 18, 2021 at 08:43 PM
KC - I believe it was a IPhone version of any software.
Posted by: TheQueen | February 19, 2021 at 08:20 AM
Posted by: KC | February 19, 2021 at 12:45 PM
This makes me think of my book club friend whose husband has quite a lot of wine and she has to make sure to ask before she comes to make sure she only takes "book club wine" (which, fair enough, we're basically philistines)
Posted by: Allison McCaskill | February 26, 2021 at 07:35 PM
KC - no, there should be an iPhone version of everything nowadays.
Alison - harsh! Was there a time she didn’t ask and you drank $400 worth of wine? I think everyone should follow the Cana wedding guidelines: first glass should be the $400 bottle and then you get the book club wine.
Posted by: TheQueen | February 27, 2021 at 08:15 AM