The Awesome Power of Kärleksmums

A miracle happened today.

The department’s system administrator:
1. dropped by my office booth,
2. chatted with me about how the Swedish weather sucks, and

3. gave me a wireless ergonomic computer mouse.

There’s nothing special about all the above except that our sys admin has this reputation in the office not only as a recluse but a real pain in the ass. Yes he is very competent with what he does but in the social side, he is a lone wolf, often misconstrued as having an airy, conceited attitude. Well, you cannot blame him as people talk to him only when they need his help about their computer problems.

Anyways, this morning he was on his way to one of the lady bosses’ office carrying a computer mouse when I quipped:

“Är det chefens mus?” (Is that the mouse of the boss?)
(In Swedish “mus” is one of the many slang words to refer to the female organ.)

-“Japp.” (Yap.)

“Jag vill gärna klicka på den!” (I’d very much like to click on it!)

“Hahaha! Vill du ha den? Vi har en till i förrådet som hon kan få i stället.” (Would you like to have it? We have one more in the stockroom that she can have instead.)

“Är du säkert? Okej, tack så mycket!” (Are you sure? Ok, thanks a lot!)

I was a bit baffled with his extra-friendly attitude towards me until I recalled one particular event yesterday afternoon. As I was going out of a meeting carrying a tray with some  leftover kärlekmums (a kind of chocolate brownies whose name can be literally translated as “love delicious”) which we had as snacks, I saw our sys admin walking down the corridor. I didn’t know why but I called him and casually asked if he wanted some brownies. He was very delighted, took a piece of kärleksmums and shyly thanked me as he disappeared in his little nook.

Later today, as I enjoy clicking on my spanking, brand-new mouse, I cannot help but be awed by the power of  kärleksmums in changing a person.


Picture of kärleksmums taken from this site, which also includes the recipe: http://baragott.wordpress.com/2007/05/14/karleksmums/

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14 Responses to The Awesome Power of Kärleksmums

  1. smarting says:

    Vill du ha fler besökare på din blogg? Uppemot flera hundra per dag? allt du behöver göra är att bli medlem på bifogad länk. Bra blogg föresten =)

  2. MOGLI says:

    @smarting: sorry sir but i’m not so particular about the number of hits i get with this blog, so i don’t need such tricks. i’m quiet happy with my few sincere readers who leave comments every now and then. BTW, thanks for dropping by and for the compliments! ha det bra!

  3. Yes, lovar att skicka länken om den nu blir publicerad 🙂 Om 9 dagar gör jag en ny tatuering! Har du sovit gott i natt? 🙂

  4. maluca says:

    I might try that… for my “komahuvud”… *s* // maluca

  5. Hehe, det kan bli så ibland men tur att det var bra drömmar 🙂 Jag ska ha en i svanken, har redan en´tatuering sen innan. Men på denna ska det stå “Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori”, det är latin och betyder “Kärleken övervinner allt,så låt oss besegras av kärleken”. Såg du mitt senaste inlägg förresten, en hyllning till dig, hehe. Klart man kan säga så.. Ha det mums du med! 😉 haha

  6. MOGLI says:

    @AnnaElisabeth: Ja, såg mitt namn i din inlägg. I feel honoured! Tackar! So, you’re a Latin freak as well? hehehe…”love conquers all”- so romantic but i’m too cynical and jaded to believe in it. what is love anyway??? what is love? baby you hurt me, you hurt me,,no more..*mogli sings and dances to the tune* hahaha!

  7. LOL. Yes, you do that dear 😉 See you later

  8. Mim says:

    It’s great to spread a little kindness to the world. Maybe he spread it even further and made someone else’s day too!

  9. MOGLI says:

    @Mim: Yes I hope he spread the good vibes from the “love mums” everywhere! 🙂

  10. This is the funniest I’ve read all day! Thanks for sharing!And yah, I can imagine those quiet mousey type persons in the office. I’m never really good at office politics. Most of the times, I’m just baffled when something comes my way at the office in terms of temper or someone being a pain in the butt. *haha!*On your comment about Swedish people being most well dressed in Europe and fittest…. eeehhhh… I’ll need to reconsider the “fittest” idea. But that’s maybe becase – gawd, I shouldn’t be writing this in public but – I think the younger generation is getting pudgy. No seriously. Have you seen the young teens on the streets during summer? Pudgy. But you know what – this is happening in Singapore too. All my younger cousins are pudgy. Gawd, I hope they never hear me say that about them! *HAHAH*Have a good evening MOGLI.Bästa hälsningar,Cheryl

  11. MOGLI says:

    @Cheryl: Halloj there! Thanks for the comment. Shall we blame fat foods like kärleksmums as the cause of the younger generation’s expanding waistline? Oh you’re so mean to your cousins! 😛 hehehe…

  12. HairySwede says:

    baked goods can soften even the hardest hearts.

  13. chuvaness says:

    ~give a little love and it all comes back to you~magaling talaga makisama ang Pinoy! Go! Enjoy your weekend MOGLI!!

  14. MOGLI says:

    @chuvaness: Yes, good karma i guess.@HairySwede: Indeed my friend.

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