More from the frontlines of post-post-feminism

August 17th, 2007 · 131 comments

Writes Kristi in Chicago: “This was sent from our receptionist to the ENTIRE office (except, for some reason, me, until a coworker forwarded it so I wouldn’t miss out on the fun. It’s the receptionist’s job to order supplies and put away deliveries, but apparently she doesn’t like to do any heavy lifting. The last line really sent the office into a tizzy!”

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"...we are an office full of women and cannot lift the heavy boxes of copy paper"

It’s the second-to-last line that sends me into a bit of a tizzy…

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · Chicago · comma diarrhea · e-mail · moving/not moving · office · spelling and grammar police


131 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Vampira

    This smells of Lumbergh! Yeah…did you get the memo? You did? Well I’ll have another sent to you. Yeahhhh….

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:24 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Mishee

    Ok, first of all, just because they are an office full of women d0esn’t mean that they are automatically “too weak” to pick up copy paper. Secondly, I don’t think this note is very PA at all… where is another one like anthony’s song? I neeeeed more PA fun@!!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   will

    Holy misuse of commas batman.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:25 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   J

      no kidding. if read out loud one would sound like Stevie from Malcolm in the Middle.

      Oct 30, 2008 at 5:48 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Muze226

      agreed! I lol’d at this comment!

      Nov 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   super_fan#99

    I smell a new t-shirt idea…a series of t-shirts perhaps. All stating places where copy paper does not go. Copy paper does not go in the bathroom. Copy paper does not go in the cleaning supply closet.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:26 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Mishee

    Ok, now I read the explanation… first of all, why leave Kristi out of the fun? That’s just mean! But anyways, that last line is kinda condescending, and if it is her job to put away the supplies then she just needs to deal with it. You get paid for certain responsibilities, don’t try to kick them off to someone else!!

    Is this note all we get today, O Great PAN.com God???? I want some more please!!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Fulano

    Boooooooring.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Andy

    If I don’t care to know where the copy paper is stored, then why would I be reading this note after the first part?

    Coorperation? Does that mean beer at work? Throw me one of them damn Silver Bullets, and make sure it was in the FUCKING REFRIGERATOR, because I likes my beer COLD!

    Love,
    GFY

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Mishee

    Ummm, super_fan #99, I don’t know if you have not noticed or care to know, but the copy paper goes in the copy room! NOT the bathroom!! :) lol

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Mishee

    Andy, make sure that Brandy is aware that you like your beer cold. Otherwise she might forget to put it back in the fridge! (and then you might have to leave her a note!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Joanna

    Copy, paper, in, the, copy, room?
    What, a, concept!

    P.S. I, love, commas, too!

    P.P.S. Thanks, Terry!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   ijRoberts

    That copy paper was fucking delicious!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Jessica

    The average person’s complete lack grammar skills never ceases to amaze me.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   bintgoddess

    I would love to find out that the delivery person is a woman, and fully capable of carrying a box of paper, thank-you-very-much.

    I love the repetition – put the copy paper in the copy room where it belongs, and also did I mention that copy paper belongs in the copy room?

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Mishee

    ummm, bintgoddess, I think you meant to say, that the copy paper, that is delivered MONTHLY, belongs in the COPY ROOM… no where else! Just the copy room!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   anonymouscoworker

    Will’s comment broke me. Ha!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Lizzie

    I love how this isn’t really passiveagressivenotes.c0m anymore. It’s like crazyfuckingnotessomeweirdosentme.com

    Team Copy Paper in the Copy Room (How revolutionary!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   D_luv

    I don’t where this office is located, but I strongly suspect a plantation in the Deep South circa 1850.

    “You want me to move what? But I’m a lady! Please suh, place the paper here on the back verandah… no, wait, the lanai instead! Well, I declare, a woman’s work is never done!” *faints delicately on wicker porch furniture with scented hanky*

    If you have a physical limitation moving boxes of paper, fine, ask for help. But if you think that your gender excludes you from work and gives you the right to ask/demand for someone else to do it, check yourself.

    Thank You Terry!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   T. D.

    I thought this was one of the funniest notes I’ve seen posted, but then I worked in offices with crazy admins for years. It’s the last line that makes this totally passive aggresive. “The paper goes in the copy room, if anybody cares” Haha!

    Poor weak females who can’t lift paper.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   annie

    put the, copy paper, in the, copy room,,,

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Tee Hee

    My problem with the whole thing is she’s a fucking moron who can’t write. No wonder she’s a receptionist.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:23 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   bobwong

    I was about to write that I’m amazed that the secretary can’t write any better than that, does she rely that heavily on the spelling & grammar checker, but then I reread the post and noticed that she’s a receptionist. To paraphrase the Eagles, she just has to look good, doesn’t have to be clear.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:31 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   jules

    Oh, D_luv, that was priceless. I can just see the handsome, suave, mustachioed delivery man saying, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn where you want your copy paper,” and with a debonair spin of his two-wheeled dolly, striding to the elevator and disappearing out of the receptionist’s life forever.

    I just hope she sent an email to the delivery company. How thoughtless of the delivery man (I guess we can assume it was a man) to just up and leave the copy paper anywhere but the copy room.

    I wonder if the delivery man was Denny? Upset by the lack of f-ing cold water in his fridge?

    (Sorry, all. But after the Terry, now all I can do is ponder on notes all day. Thanks Terry!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Mishee

    Jules, I was imagining the delivery guy from Legally Blonde as I read that… was that who you were using as an image too? But remember, he doesn’t disappear from the receptionists like FOREVER… he comes back MONTHLY (just like another “friend” of us women that we like to bitch about too!) … to drop off copy paper… for the COPY ROOM… LOL!

    And Bobwong, although your reference to classic rock was very nice, just remember, Don Henley isn’t ALWAYS with the Eagles (sometimes he just hangs out with my idol Stevie Nicks), Dirty Laundry is a solo song of his… just FYI. Aren’t just a Know-It-All??? :)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Susan

    OMG – will and ijRoberts, you just made my Friday. What a great start to the weekend!!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Mishee

    oops, I meant “Aren’t I just a Know-It-All” – my bad… I got kinda excited there for a minute thinking about Stevie Nicks…

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Lynn

    I’m a secretary, and I handle weekly supply deliveries. I have no problem picking up paper and placing it on a shelf above my head (I’m female, 5’2″, 110 lbs). She reminds me of our receptionist; old, squat, and sending out e-mails for every little thing that annoys her…

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Mishee

    @Jules-

    “(Sorry, all. But after the Terry, now all I can do is ponder on notes all day. Thanks Terry!)”

    Jules… you totally crack me up and I am totally on the same page as you when it comes to pan.com…

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Mishee

    Oh, and Lynn, maybe it’s easier for you to handle because the supply deliveries are WEEKLY. As noted in the letter, these are MONTHLY, as in every MONTH… so maybe they possibly have more delivered because they don’t get the copy paper (you know, the stuff that goes into the copy ROOM) but once a month… just a thought… :)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   whimp

    Get a dolly, dumbass.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   T-Bone

    Jesus Christ. Call the office supply people and tell them to put the copy paper in the copy room when they deliver it. Not only is it a simple solution, but you wouldn’t have had to stretch the boundaries of your limited brain capacity to write the email to your co-workers, reminding them (as I’m SURE you’ve mentioned it to them before) that you’re a fragile little flower who cannot pick up a 40 pound box of paper.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   jules

    This is off the subject, but I was re-reading the Terry/Rene/Anthony/Pat/Rent-Rape notes again (yes, I need a life) and I think one of those investigation shows like 48 Hours or Dateline needs to do an investigation.

    Now, THOSE notes were almost orgasmically PA. That posting is going to be hard to follow for a long, long time!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Fraulein N

    I want to slap her in the face with an entire REAM of copy paper. In the copy room, where it belongs, in case you care not to know.

    But maybe I’m too weak and feeble. Maybe one of the male commenters could do it for me?

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Mishee

    Jules, YOU ARE KILLING ME! (and I keep going back to the anthony’s song notes too! it’s like worse than herion!!!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:51 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   jules

    Thank you, Mishee! I’m glad I’m doing the killing and not that heavy, heavy copy paper!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Samantha Jones

    Someone should write back and ask her to please just do your job, bitch.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Janey

    How weak is this woman that she can’t even pick up a box of copy paper?! It doesn’t weigh that much. I’m far from being the most muscled woman in the world and I’ve never had any difficulties with it.

    “If you have a physical limitation moving boxes of paper, fine, ask for help. But if you think that your gender excludes you from work and gives you the right to ask/demand for someone else to do it, check yourself. ”

    I agree with D_luv on this one–speak for yourself, and don’t include everyone in your stereotyping!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Mishee

    Jules, the copy paper couldn’t kill me anyways, since it belongs in the copy room and I am not in there right now, I am at my desk!!!

    Thanks Terry!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:09 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Dave

    The Mad Bomber of copy paper strikes again!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   bethany

    I agree with Janey. I’m a fairly well-documented weakling, but I can lift a box of copy-paper, especially if it doesn’t need to go up stairs or get hoisted onto a shelf.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Hmmm....

    As a woman, I don’t feel I should have to do anything when I can get somebody else to do it for me. What’s wrong with that? Those things are heavy. Let the delivery boy handle it.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Talea

    I’m gonna use that excuse ALL the time! I can’t do that, I’m a woman. Then I’ll whisper ‘We’re all weakling you know’, flash my smile, giggle and let some idiot guy do it for me.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   bobwong

    Not to state the obvious, but (the verbal eraser) if she can’t lift an entire case of copy paper she could just open the case and take one or two reams at a time to the copy room. But that would mean more work for her.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   fefrie

    I don’t see anything wrong with this email actually.

    If the person writing it is a whiny person maybe I can understand, but if she usually signs for it and the delivery person usually delivers it into the copy room, I can understand if she comes back from lunch and the delivery person came by while she was out and she’s stuck humping 20 boxes of paper.

    “Hi, I’ve got 20 boxes of paper to deliver, can you sign for it?”

    “Sure” (signs paper)

    “Where should I deliver the paper?”

    “I dunno, I’m from accounting, the receptionist usually knows. Leave them all in front of her desk.”

    “Grrrreat!” (sniggers at the thought of not having to cart the paper into the proper area again!!!!!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Dave9

    I’ll bet Stevie Nicks could pick up a box of copy paper!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Jereme

    this is like the office version for silence of the lambs. Put the lotion in the basket, oops ..I mean put the copy paper in the copy room.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   Vampira

    You can bet I’m not picking up paper in my office (or those damn big water bottles)! I am fine having a man do it. I’ve helped with lifting before and ended up with a sore back. No thank you… I am very flexible, though probably not very strong.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Zsa

    Ok, our copy-paper-delivery guy KNOWS where the dreadfully heavy stuff goes (in case you dont care- its the copy room) and will put it in there,the,copy room, before he finds someone to sign for it. We got 10 boxes a week and handled it our-girly-selves if a new guy didnt know.

    Sounds like IMHO~ She is sick of humping the paper to the copy room and is PLANNING to be “out of the office at lunch” when it is delivered from here on out. > It’s her plan to avoid any back-breaking, not-woman work. Which will be quickly derailed by the mensa-level part time replacement who says to the delivery guy > “would you mind taking the whole dolly into the copy room and dropping it there?”

    Although I like the romance novel angle better- I just cant write like that.
    THANKS TERRY!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   Zsa

    Hey! it deleted my Evil Laugh =(

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Vampira

    @fefrie, you are dead on!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Mishee

    Dave9, Stevie doesn’t HAVE to pick up anything, she has legions of fans and an entourage that would be willing to do it for her! Roadies are good for that also… but if she needed to, I am totally sure that she could pick up that box! (but we wouldn’t want to risk her breaking a hip or something, would we??!LMAO!)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   jules

    Okay, Mishee, that made me curious about Stevie Nicks’ age, so I googled her. OMG, she’s 4 years younger than MY MOTHER. Wikipedia said she was born in 1948.

    I bet she could lift a box of copy paper–and then she’d twirl it around and around, her long, black lace sleeves floating on the wind…

    As for Weak Woman and Possibly Disabled Receptionist Whiner, she could roll the damn paper to the copy room on her twirly office chair.

    p.s. my mom could easily lift a box of copy paper.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 1:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Oedipa Maas

    It’s not that the boxes are too heavy; it’s just that the UPS guy looks so cute in his tight brown shorts when he leans over to pick up that heavy box of paper. Swoon!

    (Hey, if she’s going to stereotype an officeful of women as weaklings, the least I can do is re-cast them as lustbunnies.)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 1:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   jules

    tee hee, “lustbunnies” :)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 1:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Samantha Jones

    Oedipaas Mas: “Bend, and snap!”

    Aug 17, 2007 at 2:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Oedipa Maas

    Yes, Samantha – What can brown do for you?

    Aug 17, 2007 at 2:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   super_fan#99

    Copy paper does not go on the roof.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   Mishee

    Do you want your copy paper in a box?
    Do you want your copy paper with a fox?

    …No dammit! I said it goes in the damn copy room for Jebus’ sake!!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   LC

    Maybe I should take a complaint somewhere…
    I mean, I’m a WOMAN and I had to spend a good amount of time lifting and distributing COPY PAPER in my MOSTLY-FEMALE office!

    Like other people have said, take the damn packages out two or three at a time, thus negating the need to lift a whole box. Because you know, that double X precludes you from lifting shit.

    Where does the copy paper go? Stuffed into this twit’s mouf hopefully!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 3:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   BoggyWoggy

    You know what would make this even funnier??? If the receptionist was a man!

    Also, if someone signs for the delivery when the receptionist/secretary is away from her desk, she needs to thank that person for doing her job.

    And, for that matter, what if, just maybe, the person who signed WAS HER BOSS! That’ll get him/her!

    And, since it is Friday, I’d just like to thank Terry for all he’s done for us.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 3:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Max Roswell

    Copy paper in the copy room? She must work in CRAZY WORLD.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 4:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Karen

    she’s lucky that the delivery person wasn’t union. Otherwise, she’d be unloading it from the back of his truck!!!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 5:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Craniac

    Well, I think you’ve all did a good job here, getting so much fun out of a three-sentence email. But what on earth are we gonna do till next week comes around? I may be forced to step away from the computer and do some housework or something.

    As for whether a particular note is PA or not, I was introduced to this site as “angry notes that are fun to read.” That’s a very generous definition of PA, but it works for me.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 6:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   anglophile

    I’m just sitting here praying that English is not that woman’s first, second, or third language.

    And I have lugged many a box of paper into the copy room at work, which is where we keep our copy paper, in case you care not to know.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 6:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   anonymous

    Uh, women can’t carry heavy boxes of copy paper? Wish someone would tell my husband that. Cripes, somedays I feel like a pack mule. Whine, whine, whine,…people just do your job!

    Aug 17, 2007 at 7:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   GVI

    im positive, that it was terry who signed, for those papers, and, did not put them, in the copy room…Thanks, Terry

    Aug 17, 2007 at 7:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   Writer, Rejected

    I must admit that it really peeves me when the UPS guy won’t carry the box of printer paper all the way up the stairs, although he delivers EVERYTHING ELSE right to my apartment door. It’s like, do your job, man! No slacking just because printer paper is heavier than hell. It always breaks my ass to carry it up myself.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   BoggyWoggy

    Solve the problem the easy way…
    Move the frickin’ copy room on top of the receptionists desk.
    There…problem solved.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   WhatLadder

    See, my response to the last sentence of that email would be “actually, I do not care to know.”

    Aug 17, 2007 at 8:44 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   super_fan#99

    Copy paper does not go on top of the receptionists desk.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   E

    A whole box of copy paper IS heavier than hell – at my old job we got at least 3 boxes a week. BUT, when we couldn’t let the delivery guy behind the counter anymore, it was either move them 3 reams at a time – or get the boss to get a trolley for us. Most efficient.

    I’m surprised that she didn’t bitch like our guy from fiscal – he bitched how we delivered the invoice to him, how we date stamped it, and where we initialed it.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   marla

    I’m not on team receptionist, but just wanted to point out that the recipients of this email are probably the same tards who jam up the copy machine and then leave it like that for the next person to deal with.

    Aug 17, 2007 at 9:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   GVI

    copy paper does not go in the sink (because i will not move it to clean)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 10:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   E

    Marla – OMG, you are right! I hate those people. I tricked them once at one of my old jobs. We’d wait in line to make copies – the thing would jam, and everyone would go and whine at the secretary who knew how to fix it.

    Well, one day when no one else was around, I had her show me how to do that, and how to add toner (they wouldn’t know how to do that either). I remember that I was at the end of the line when it jammed again… that is when I went to the front of the line, fixed it – and then ran a “test” by making the 100 copies I needed for myself!

    I enjoyed that immensely :)

    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Craniac

    Adding a comment at 3:27 a.m. is ridiculous, but I can’t sleep. Maybe it’s the hour, but it occurs to me there’s one factor we’re not considering — which is how many cartons of copy paper are delivered each time. They only come monthly, so there could be a humongous quantity, in which case having to carry them all to the copy room by hand and foot would be a legitimate complaint. If anyone cares.

    Aug 18, 2007 at 1:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   Craniac

    That’s 3:27 a.m. Central Time.

    Aug 18, 2007 at 1:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   agirlie

    Maybe the office full of womyns should just buy their very own dolly to cart the delivery of copy paper to the copy room, cuz ya know paper belongs in the copy room, you know that right?

    Aug 18, 2007 at 7:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Zsa

    I am SO entertained by the fact that we are all still commenting on the silly copy paper debate simply because there isnt a new post!!!

    Copy paper does not belong in the bathroom. Because you may slip on water and break an arm or ankle. She totally needs “the” danger sign!

    Some of her commas could be borrowed by Terry. THANKS TERRY

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Zsa

    p.s. Craniac I’m avoiding housework this morning too.

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   GVI

    copy paper does not belong in the condo garage

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   mzc

    Copy paper, in case you have not noticed or care to know, does not regurgitate to no extent.

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Corey

    That comment about being an office full of women really pisses me off. I used to work in an office where I was the only guy, and when we had heavy things to lift, they’d always look to me to do the lifting “because I was a big, strong guy.” They didn’t want to hear that I couldn’t lift a lot because I had undergone back surgery or that I’m at risk to re-injure for the rest of my life. And when I’d try and explain to them that I could help, but only to an extent, they’d give me bullshit like “What? Why do you think we hired you? Cuz we wanted a guy to help us lift the heavy boxes. Get used to it.” Eventually I said “YOU didn’t hire me, and the bosses who did, chose me because I was qualified. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get a better job and you can all suck it!” HAHAHA!

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Nanna

    They should hire a man to lug around the copy paper. He comes in once a month on the day of delivery. He picks up the boxes of copy paper, biceps bulging out of his “Thanks Terry!” t-shirt, and takes them to the copy room. The women all faint at this show of masculinity and the office pays for his hernia surgery!

    Aug 18, 2007 at 11:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   super_fan#99

    Copy paper does not get flushed down the toilet. (spent most of today snaking out the sewer drain, yuck)

    Aug 18, 2007 at 6:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   jules

    Brandy!!!!

    Please put some f-ing copy paper in the fridge because some of us like our copy paper cold!
    Thanks,
    The Management :)

    And thank you Terry.

    Aug 18, 2007 at 8:21 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   GVI

    the copy paper does not go in the fridge, next to the turkey sandwich thats beginning to rot and deffinately not in place of “The Management’s” cold water

    Aug 18, 2007 at 9:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   cityclass

    “BoggyWoggy // Aug 17, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    Solve the problem the easy way…
    Move the frickin’ copy room on top of the receptionists desk.
    There…problem solved.

    BAHAHHAHAHHAHAH

    Aug 18, 2007 at 10:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   Michael

    Dear Mishee,

    Please stop posting for the simple sake of posting. And, as great as the site may be, please stop talking about motherf’ing pan.com. I’ll never check out the site just because of the way you’ve peddled it out of nowhere in many places. You may be a nice person, but it seems extremely forced and fake when you keep talking about people “cracking you up” over and over. They are funny, no doubt, but you seem to have something else going on. If you’ re that bored, may I offer the advice of taking the free time for something a little more meaningful or a more thought out post that will crack up the others around you perhaps? I hope this helps a little bit. Have a great day. *insert smiley face here*

    Thanks,
    Michael

    Aug 19, 2007 at 9:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   BoggyWoggy

    I think I have mishee figured out. I’ll bet that someday soon she’ll write a P-A note, photograph it, submit it, then comment on it over and over and over.
    Team Go Away Mishee

    Aug 19, 2007 at 1:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   Writer, Rejected

    I wish the PAN Gods would email me. Just a little hello note. Nothing fancy.

    Aug 19, 2007 at 1:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   emma

    @ michael
    I am by no means on team mishee (I too was getting fed up with the obscene number of comments), but she is genuinely not trying to get you to go to some site; pan.com is her shorthand for Passive Agressive Notes (dot com)

    Aug 19, 2007 at 2:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Kelly

    What the hell is wrong with that? Why should she lift heavy boxes? It’s not hard to ask the delivery person to drop the boxes off in the other room, I don’t geddit.

    Aug 19, 2007 at 3:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   Writer, Rejected

    Michael:

    Get a clue, dude, before you go ballistic on Mishee for her cheerful communication about the very site we are all crawling on. Personally, no matter how lame this note is, I think we should comment until we get to a hundred, seeing as we are so close.

    (Also, clearly some people have a life and are out having a nice weekend: camping or traveling or at the beach. And good for them. Just because the rest of losers are sitting around here is no reason to get all cranky on people’s ass.)

    So, please comment until we get to a hundred, and then some, if for no other reason than to piss Michael off. Don’t we owe it to him?

    Aug 19, 2007 at 5:45 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   jules

    #99.

    Aug 19, 2007 at 8:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   Jay

    Church, let me get a 100. Do I hear a 100?

    Dear God in Heaven, please send another PAN post before the citizenry take to the streets, set fire to their civic buildings and run nekkid in the streets. Amen.

    Team Thanks, Terry/There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy, there’s just you and me and we just disagree — and can’t we just kindly ask someone to help move the copy paper instead of leaving a blanket e-mail? Gracias.

    Aug 20, 2007 at 12:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   BoggyWoggy

    I’m a palindome!

    Aug 20, 2007 at 1:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   athena

    This woman seems to be having a bad day…

    Aug 20, 2007 at 8:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #97   athena

    …maybe it’s PMS?

    Aug 20, 2007 at 8:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   Michael

    Ah, Emma, thank you for letting me know about the shorthand. Pan.com was Google listed as some music site so I thought that’s what she was raving about. And Writer Rejected, you don’t think my note to her will really stop the postings, do you? Silly. Plus, I think ballistic it too harsh a word, especially considering the note to her was written in the style of this very site.

    Aug 20, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Vampira

    First, these yellow comments are freaking hideous. Good lord!

    Second, the copy paper guy came Friday with 8 cases. Know how many I moved? ZERO. Know how many our delivery guy moved? All of them! Know how many I would move if he didn’t put them where they go? ZERO. :D

    Aug 20, 2007 at 10:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   marla

    E- you are going to be very, very successful in life.

    Aug 20, 2007 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #101   mere

    vampira: i agree with the yellow comments. kind of gives me a headache.

    now..
    where does the copy paper go?

    team: thanks terry!

    Aug 20, 2007 at 11:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   Kristi / submitted

    oh, I go out of town for a weekend and my note gets submitted! Huzzah! Sorry it was a short one folks :) some additional detail to address some of the questions asked:
    1) it was a small office with only 17 people. the copy room was ten feet or less from the receptionist’s desk.
    2) I considered this passive aggressive because she really had a problem with the person who signed for the delivery but instead of just asking the lady (who sits right behind her) to put the paper in its correct spot in the future, she sent this generic note to everyone. Also instead of asking anyone to help her move the paper, she huffed down the hall to another company that DID employe some men, knocked on their door and asked if they had a dolly and a man that could come help her move some heavy boxes, and made them come down to our office to move the paper ten feet into the COPY ROOM.
    3) We HAVE a dolly in the office.
    4) The monthly delivery of paper was a grand total of 6 boxes. Sometimes less.
    5) English IS her first language, and has been for 63 years.
    6) The UPS delivery guy never does anything but drop his deliveries on the floor and rush out the door. The receptionist is also probably too timid to ask him to wheel his delivery cart that extra ten feet.
    7) Despite her age, she is not physically limited from this work – she’s actually quite healthy and fit, and appears to be 20 years younger than she is. She’s just lazy.

    This note is par for the course for this receptionist, who has her own brand of crazy. I was hoping to start a whole collection of her P-A and crazy notes, but I decided to leave that nutty place instead!

    Aug 20, 2007 at 1:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   D_luv

    Thanks for the back story Kristi. It’s just as I suspected — she’s nutter butters. Quick, someone call Nabisco!

    Thanks Terry!

    PS: How long did PAN take to post your note after you submitted it?

    Aug 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   Kristi / submitter

    Those nutter butters are fucking delicious!

    D_luv, I’m pretty sure I submitted it the day we got that email, or within a couple days of receiving it at the very least…so it took about 2 1/2 months. I’m not sure if that means there was better material to work with being submitted in the meantime, or if there’s a huge backlog of P-A hilarity just waiting to grace us with its presence!

    Aug 21, 2007 at 1:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   Mrs. Bender

    Kristi, maybe the pan gods just had to try and sort out that whole “anthony’s song” mess first off! :)

    Either way I am waiting with bated breath for an officewide email to come to me! I’m hoping it’s condescending and funny (under the surface) so I can submit it myself!

    Aug 21, 2007 at 1:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #106   Mary

    By the sound and tone of the comments I can only imagine that no one has even bothered to speak to the receptionist in their office much less acknowledge that they are a vital part of your organization. It is simple common courtesy to put things where they belong but I have learned that while grammar may be correct courtesy is often lacking.

    I often find myself shaking my head at the total stupidity of the brightest people when it comes to what to do with office supplies, where they go or where they can be found. You might want to be less condescending and more helpful because when the copier or shredder is jammed or you forgot to order something that you need right away and you go running to her for help she might not be available.

    Give the girl a break and stop being so pompous.

    Aug 23, 2007 at 10:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #107   joobs

    :( Golly.

    I feel so bad now.

    I am so evil.

    I deserve no happiness.

    :(

    Aug 23, 2007 at 11:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #108   Kristi

    Mary – perhaps that is true in other offices, but I can tell you from years of experience that this receptionist is a boil on the butt of humanity and NOT a vital part of the office. It is true that everyone in the office does their best NOT to speak to her, but that’s because we tried speaking to her for a year+ and she continues to do her best to stir up trouble, ostracize herself from the group, backstab coworkers and do as little work as possible.

    If the copier or shredder is jammed and people go to the receptionist, you can rest assured that she will do her best to steer them towards the newest employee in the office (those that don’t have as much experience with her lazy ways) for help, all so she won’t have to lift a finger. Veteren employees in the office, most of whom are very helpful to each other, now refuse to do anything to help her in an effort to force the woman to do the job she is paid to do.

    Someone let me know when it became pompous to expect someone to, oh, do their WORK at work.

    Aug 24, 2007 at 3:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #109   Mary

    Kristi -

    Okay then… rant away, she, deserves, it. ;)

    Aug 24, 2007 at 3:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #110   Brittany

    Her grammar may not be great, but she’s absolutely right. I came back from work still suffering from ear & sinus infections only to have to push 4 boxes of copy paper to the copy room b/c someone didn’t ask the UPS to do it. Not fun!!

    Aug 24, 2007 at 10:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #111   Alison

    First, this is definitely my new favorite site. :)

    Second, the whole condescending tone of the note and “women are weak” insinuation would therefore cause me to just HAVE to put a flaming bag of shit on her desk….Either that, or in the box of copy paper as a nice little surprise.

    Aug 26, 2007 at 8:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #112   alexandria

    The thing that bothers me most is her horrible grammar. She, puts, commas, so, often, it, makes, things, confusing, and, the, sequence, doesn’t, make, any sense..

    Aug 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #113   Tom W

    fuck her! I would let them stack all the fucking paper as far from where she wants it as possible. Fucking cunt!

    Aug 27, 2007 at 2:25 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #114   joobs

    Now there’s a dude with issues.

    Aug 27, 2007 at 11:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #115   Kristi

    no, he’s right, joobs. fuck her! fuck them all! let’s burn this motherfucker down!! she’s a boner biting bastard, uncle fucker!!

    er. ahem.

    that comment was fucking delicious.

    Aug 28, 2007 at 1:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #116   Mr MD

    When the copier or shredder jammed in my old office whoever jammed it, unjammed it and if they couldn’t they rang the engineer and then warned reception he was on his way.

    I have often fixed it, myself and I run the fucking company.

    Cheers

    Mr Bolshy MD

    Aug 28, 2007 at 8:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #117   joobs

    Did I stumble onto eBaum’s World comment site? It’s starting to sound like a bunch of eighth-grade boys trying to prove their manliness here.

    Aug 28, 2007 at 8:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #118   Andy

    Are not, joobs! I don’t have to prove I have pubes!

    Hey, I’m a poet and I know it.

    Aug 28, 2007 at 9:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #119   Strepsi

    I would take the order of paper and silently place it on her office chair.

    Yes I would.

    Aug 29, 2007 at 1:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #120   Spelling Bee

    Your receptionist needs to learn how to spell and form complete sentences. Who hired her?

    Oct 10, 2007 at 12:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #121   alix

    Ah yes, us po-ah weak girlies just can’t manage to lift paper, we need a big strong manly-man to put away our paper for us, not to mention kill those scary spiders! And we’re also just so silly and simple minded, we can’t even send intelligible, gramatically correct e-mails to our co-workers.
    As a receptionist who moves boxes of copy paper around, I have no sympathy. Get one of those little carts or dollies to move things if its too heavy and stop insulting woman-kind.

    Nov 19, 2007 at 2:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #122   Dash Sheppard

    I do not feel the problem has been thoroughly thought out and addressed.

    The documents should be electronically distributed and archived. Recipients wishing a hard copy may print one at their desk on their personal printer.

    No copy paper, no copy room, no copier, no reorder and delivery issues.

    Receptionist replaced by electronic call system.

    The paperless, receptionless office, totally eliminates forever the copy paper delivery crisis.

    Jan 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #123   Isa

    “we are an office full of women and we can’t lift paper”?!? Who is this sexist idiot? Please give me her address so that I can deliver an ass kicking, and then a lesson on proper comma use.

    Mar 22, 2008 at 2:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #124   Kjnohr

    It’s funny – I am a woman and I go to Sam’s Club for the office and buy boxes of paper. I put them on the cart myself and I put them in my car myself. According to this person, I guess I shouldn’t physically be able to do this!

    Oct 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #125   the most disgusting thing

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    Oct 30, 2008 at 6:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #126   ricardoperez

    I don’t see anything wrong with this note at all. First of all, its the delivery man’s job to drop off the packages wherever the recipient wants it, not just to walk in the door and drop the boxes right there. Secondly, she’s a woman. Women are weaker than men, it’s a fact, and all you stupid feminazis know it, you’re just in denial because you have low self esteem so you make up for it by trying to act like you’re “better” than men. So to all the women leaving nasty comments for this receptionist: why don’t you all get together, throw a huge bra burning party, and then have a big lesbian man-hating festival in San Francisco? ps. all I gotta say is PENIS ENVY.

    Nov 27, 2008 at 11:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #127   SK

    Despite being so late, I simply can’t help it:

    It puts the paper in the room or else it gets the note again.

    Feb 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #128   cTo

    If SHE is unable to lift the boxes herself…no problem, that’s totally fair to ask for help then. But not to ascribe her limitations to the entire population. I can carry 50lb bags of feed on my shoulder, i can sure as hell lift a box of paper reams.

    Mar 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #129   Seanette

    I can’t lift boxes of printer paper, but that’s because I have arthritic hips that make heavy lifting a problem (especially in cold and/or wet weather), not because I have two X chromosomes.

    Simple solution in office settings: find someone who COULD lug whole boxes (and do something helpful for that person in exchange), or carry a few reams at a time.

    Of course, this requires looking at it from the POV of “here’s a problem to solve” rather than the POV of “let’s see how much drama I can stir up so everyone pays attention to me”.

    Aug 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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