Hey, fatty

June 1st, 2007 · 56 comments

Awkward request, indeed.

awkward request

FILED UNDER: all-staff e-mail · hey fatty · office


56 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Catsoup

    136 lbs? Anal retentive much? Goatwhore.

    Jun 1, 2007 at 11:08 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   a happier girl

    Holy crap that’s a rude email to send. What a wench.

    Jun 1, 2007 at 11:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   I like to bounce

    She should have just kept it simple and said “anos only please.”

    Besides, 136 is such a weird number. Not 135? NO. 135 is cool but 136 is just…beyond!

    Jun 2, 2007 at 1:03 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   whodunnit

    she must be a joy to be around.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 1:27 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   jeneria

    If it were me, the next time the chair gives her problems, I would comment “Maybe you shouldn’t have had that last dessert” or even crasser: “136 pounds, my ass.”

    What a bitch.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 7:25 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Katie

    See, I’d get a note like this, and the first thing I’d do the next time she left, would be to go take my 200 lb fat ass over to that spring chair, and bounce away. Bitch.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 9:07 am   rating: 67  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Fatty Fat Fattle

      Not only would I haul my fine 250-pound ass over to that chair and bounce on it, I’d be sure to fart on it a few times.

      Nov 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Tim

    I actually looked up the chair in question and oh my god.. it begs to be bounced on. Go take a look and see what I mean.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 9:37 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Liz

      I agree this chair begs to be bounced on… I’m thinking if you’re that particular, get the cheaper ergonomic-ball office chair. Shoot, that breaks, buy a $35 new ergo ball.

      though 136# = wtf.

      Jul 2, 2008 at 7:44 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Kworb

    I don’t think the note is that bad. The stool looks like it could break easily. I’d be worried as well.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Elyse

    I have one of those stools, and Tim is absolutely right. The temptation of that stool in a work environment would be too much, and especially if it were forbidden fruit :)

    Jun 2, 2007 at 10:14 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Melis

    I agree with Tim-that chair looks like a vertical version of a doorstop and screams “PLAY WITH ME!!!”

    Jun 2, 2007 at 10:16 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Toni

    WOW…what a pisser! If it was so expensive why is it so damn easy to break and so sensitive. It should be really durable for that kind of money. Some people are just so anal and way too sensitive, 136lbs…..ok psycho!!

    Jun 2, 2007 at 11:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Irishlass

    Hey Georgette,
    Leave your expensive items at home where they belong.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 11:43 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Country Mouse

    I can’t say I see what’s passive-aggressive (or in any way bitchy) about this note. It seems to me like a direct and reasonable request for personal property to be left alone. I suspect the chair has ranges for weight, the lowest one going up to 135 lbs.

    That said, if the note were being sent to a specific person, it would be a different story and much ruder. This reads like it was sent to an entire office, though.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 12:59 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Kath

      I read the ad, and there is no adjustment for weight, just height, which is slightly dependent on the sitter’s weight.

      Lying to “protect” offfice furniture? Get something less expensive (admittedly WAY less cool).

      May 12, 2009 at 10:00 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Amanda

      I agree–I have back problems too, and though I can’t afford an expensive special chair, I get really mad when people use my chair and mess with the adjustments after I’ve gotten it just right. If I could afford such a chair, I’d be pissed if someone was using it too, especially if they were going to break it!

      Aug 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   LafinJack

    Yes, first thing I did was actually go to the linked webpage. It seems to be an adjustable chair that while not fragile (it’s made to bend in a bunch of different ways) can break if someone not of the adjusted weight uses it.

    Like Mouse said, it’s personal property. If I left a similarly priced iPod in my cubicle does that give everyone the right to dink around with it? No.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 2:33 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Rachel

    Not anywhere on the page for the chair does it say there’s a weight limit though, and for that price it better be able to stand some abuse. I think she could’ve been far more tactful if she had simply pointed out the price of the chair and requested people NOT bounce on it period, as opposed to bringing up such a specific weight number.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 7:17 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   poyupop

    If you do not want people on your chair, take it home. Have your Doctor sign a request form stating that it is absolutely necessary for your current back problem. Put in a request to your office so they can buy you a chair at THEIR expense, and if it breaks no harm done. The office can handle that person who weighs over 136 how they deem fit. Otherwise personal items should be left at home where they will not be touched, stolen or fondled.

    Jun 2, 2007 at 7:53 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   pony girl

      I think that I was in kindergarten when I learned not to touch other people’s things.
      Make your company buy a $500 weird-ass looking chair, be ready to not get a raise for about 3 years.
      I see no problem with buying a good chair and expecting others to leave it the hell alone.
      That said, she obviously just needs to mention that it’s expensive and adjusted personally for her, so please don’t touch it.
      I get the feeling that with such a specific weight of 136 pounds, that she had someone in particular that she was referring to, and didn’t have the guts to just speak with them, so she sent the note out to entire office.
      So, yes, very PA.

      Nov 9, 2009 at 11:32 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   bluejay

    625 dollars?!? I wouldn’t take that out of my house. Putting it in the office is just asking for trouble…

    Jun 2, 2007 at 8:15 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   aniche

    Hey guys, are u sure she was talking about a chair? She only said “blue stool”. Maybe she was sick or something, u know? :)

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    Jun 2, 2007 at 11:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Joan

    It makes me want to jump up and down on it.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 2:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   malicenwunderland

    it wasn’t rude. she didn’t offer the tubbo a carrot

    Jun 3, 2007 at 1:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   dew234

    hmm!!! this is most tactful way of handling a issue!! georgette is honest about his back problems then others need to give his space!!! n chair does become the forbidden & most wanted item at the same time!!

    Jun 3, 2007 at 1:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Not-Cheap

    Besides not bringing the stool to the office as others said, Georgette could simply ask people WHEN THEY ARE IN THE OFFICE not to sit on it, no matter how much they weigh. If it’s for Georgette’s back problems, she should be sitting on it anyway. Then she can lock the office door when she’s not there. There’s no need to send out an email about this. It just begs people to bounce on the chair, comment on Georgette’s and others’ weight, or steal the chair as a joke.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 3:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   RandomD

    It says specifically that she set it to that weight level in the note. If the stool itself can only support a certain amount of weight, why would she go to the extreme of making it sound as if it was a personal set of limits. She still sounds like a raving bitch. I do agree with Not-Cheap though, she could’ve left it without mentioning weight at all. It would make me want to drop the pounds back down to 130, just so I could walk in and jump up and down on it. She never mentioned that.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 8:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Potbelly

    Just leave a sign on the chair itself saying please do not sit. The weight thing combined with the mass email format, price information and mention of back problems is uptight, bitchy, whiny and altogether tmi.

    Jun 3, 2007 at 10:50 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   ladylivewire

    Hm, my parents have a stool that looks just like that one and just yesterday I watched my 185-lb husband bounce on it (It’s impossible to sit on it and not bounce. It’s so fun.) and it definitely held up fine.

    I think the e-mail writer is just anal and a bit of a control freak. I had a co-worker who didn’t like people to sit in her chair because she thought she could catch some kind of butt germs that way.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 7:44 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   oldskychaos

    136 pounds, did she calculate that with bags of sugar – or is this just a way for her to answer those gossiping administrators who keep saying shes 140 pounds and overweight.
    What evidence do you think she has that people are bouncing on it?
    Having read that email I expect every collegue over 136 pounds clambered to have a bounce on her seat….I know I would.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 10:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   babychaos

    Having looked at the chair… well… I’d bounce. Then again, if you spend a stack on a chair to take to your office you’re asking for trouble and must be a little bit sad.

    I use one of Swiss Ball exercise things (you know, big round ball, bouncy, like at the beginning of the Prisoner only you sit on it and do sit ups and stuff…). Oh dear, where was I? Oh yes… well I use one of those and it does the trick just as well – for both my bouncing and back problem needs! ;-)

    If I shared my office I could leave safe in the knowledge that if somebody big bounces on my er… ball… it will go bang and collapse suddenly and they will have a very sore arse!

    Surely that would only have to happen once for all unacceptable bouncing to cease forthwith!

    Cheers

    BC

    Jun 4, 2007 at 11:31 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Amanda

    Why didn’t she just say “no one sit on my stool!” and leave the weight limit out of it?

    I sincerely doubt that Georgette wants anyone to play with her stool for that price, and it would have sounded vaguely more polite.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   GoOnADietFatCows

    All of you responding that she’s a bitch must be fat as HELL.

    She did nothing wrong, simply requesting you cows not break her stuff.

    Fat people are an eyesore and a jackass (from what I’ve read above)… but of course everyone knows that… in the theaters, bus, airplane, fat people is just plain disgusting.

    I sure wouldn’t want some whale sitting on my 625lb chair

    Jun 4, 2007 at 2:44 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Kath

      Actually I weigh 135…maybe 136…no, maybe 132…wait, that was yesterday… Do I make myself clear?

      May 12, 2009 at 10:06 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   Penny

      hmm…. that was a bit extreme, i think you need your issues proritised. 136 pounds isn’t that much compared to the people i saw when i was in America.

      Nov 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   tetetetigi

    I sure wouldn’t want some whale sitting on my 625lb chair

    That’s one big damn chair. No wonder you have back problems.

    Jun 4, 2007 at 5:46 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Brian

    Hmm. I was just about to send out an email for people who weigh less than 200 pounds to quit sitting in my chair- they’re ruining my ass-groove! :)

    Jun 4, 2007 at 6:13 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Bob

    “Fat people are an eyesore and a jackass (from what I’ve read above)… but of course everyone knows that… in the theaters, bus, airplane, fat people is just plain disgusting.”

    They is, is they?

    Obviously, a normal person wouldn’t want anyone bouncing on such an expensive chair, so they’d either keep it at home or ask everyone not to bounce on it. This woman was just compelled to be a jackass because of her own jackassitude. Much like poster #30 above.

    Jun 12, 2007 at 11:58 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   lambert

    Hey, whatever happened to respecting other peoples’ property? Sure her email could have been a little more tactful, but it’s her chair. End of story. Keep your grubby hands and asses off!!!

    Jun 20, 2007 at 12:25 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   SD

    Poster #30 – in cyberspace we’re all the same weight, but you’re still a tosser. And not a very bright one at that – the point everyone else has made very well is that it’s not a problem her asking, it’s a problem her specifying an exact weight. Sounds like the two of you would get on very well – you could sit around on your bouncy stools discussing the grossness of fat people and wondering why nobody else wants to talk to you. If indeed there are 2 of you – I have a strong feeling you may be the stool-owner.

    Jun 21, 2007 at 5:45 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   WHORES BLOSSOMS

    136 lbs? That is thin. Unless you’re a midget or something.

    Jul 16, 2007 at 12:08 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Anonce

    The emailer stated that there was no tactful way to address the situation, but I think she did okay. She wasn’t implying that her coworkers were fat; also, a person can be an adult, weigh less than 136 pounds, and still be perfectly healthy. This may be attributed to a number of things, including height and ethnicity.
    As for the suggestion that she leave her chair at home if she doesn’t want it be screwed with: A great deal of people must spend their day at an office, sometimes confined within a small space. Everyone has the right to work in relative comfort. Back problems can be excruciating,. Who can work well when in pain?

    Jul 26, 2007 at 11:24 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Terri

    I WORKED AT THAT PLACE!!!! Years ago.

    Not at the office where that note was left, but at http://www.sitincomfort.com.

    I knew our customers were crazy!

    Aug 16, 2007 at 11:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
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  • #39   Sundaeg1rl

    Hahaha, that would be my cue to slip on my shitkicking boots and leap up and down on that thing until it cracked into a million pieces. Silly bint.

    Dec 3, 2007 at 8:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Neurka

    IF you dont want others to play with your legos, dont bring them to the sandbox!

    Aug 29, 2008 at 8:04 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
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  • #42   rachaelb

    as soon as i got this, I’d wait till she leaves and bounce the hell out of that chair.
    show her who’s boss!

    Jul 2, 2009 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Ari

    Jeez, all these comments just go to show that Georgette was totally right to send that note out. Apparently, everybody’s an asshole just waiting to come in and break her chair.

    Hey, it’s her fucking chair, and just because she sent this e-mail doesn’t suddenly give you magic permission to break it, sit on it, or otherwise dick around with her property.

    Shit, if I brought anything to work, from a balled up piece of paper to a fucking solid gold flame-thrower, I would expect the common courtesy of everybody leaving my shit alone.

    Team Georgette!

    Jul 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Chenlambec bang

    Looking at these comments I totally agree with Georgette in sending the email.
    1. People would have sat on it anyway, and if they were over a weight deemed by the OWNeR to safe she would have to individually tell people hey your’e too fat
    2. People can be heavy without being fat, muscle weighs more than fat
    3. Having the office pay for it could take months depending on the red tape
    4. Maybe she didn’t ban everyone because she feels like sharing, but just can’t share with everyone ant the risk of damage.
    5. It’s her chair anyway, for all you should care she could eat it.
    6. I was totally bored in writing this

    Aug 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
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  • #46   bug

    definitely passive aggressive. if the note had actually been intended for the entire office, mentioning weight would have been unnecessary.

    however, i must add that i am disturbed by the maliciousness of many of the comments made here. prone to reverse psychology much?

    Nov 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Wow

    She has back problems, and people say “don’t bring that chair that helps, keep ruining your back”? What if it was a wheelchair – would people tell her to leave it at home and walk so others won’t be able to abuse it? Those people need help… Her way of formulating her case is a bit unfortunate, but people being pissed off by it must be sick with envy and hatred.

    Nov 20, 2009 at 9:34 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Icats

    OMG, it DOES beg to bounced on.

    Dec 12, 2009 at 7:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   abls000

    the chair costs over 500 bucks, and its for medical purposes. no one should be touching it, except the intended user.

    Jan 30, 2010 at 9:06 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     

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