Since that much-more-capable-G.A. still works here, she’s pretty much still tackling that task, even though I’m “in charge” of it. The tiiiiiiny amount of work I really do in furtherance of finding any volunteers is laughable.
I bring this all up because I thought you might like to know the origin of a new phrase that will soon become globally popular. Now you’ll know what they’re talking about when someone says “she was as much use to me as a Mike Garvey in a volunteer-raising effort.” Then someone else will yell, “OH SNAP!”. It’ll be funny, I promise.
Or, perhaps it’ll be reflective. Like, “When my wife went into labor, all the doctors and nurses were running around, doing everything. I felt like Mike Garvey trying to get someone to volunteer for something.” And then someone will say, “Oh no, I’m sure you weren’t THAT hopelessly useless.”
And you'll nod, knowingly.