Entries Tagged as 'office'
One of Allison’s coworkers recently became convinced that one of the evening janitors had it in for her shoes — different shoes. On multiple occasions. “Needless to say,” Allison says, “she didn’t last much longer.”
Meanwhile, Kris in Alabama spotted this note on a locker at his place of business:
related: Or I will CUT YOU
Tags: Edmonton · I know who you are · office · spelling and grammar police · you're like so going to hell · your/you're
Look out Keebler Elves, cookies have a new mascot… in Poland anyway, where Karolina spotted this note warning her and her fellow coworkers not to indulge in any mid-shift snacking.
Arguably a bit severe, but hey, as Kristie from San Antonio let us know, when you say it with a cookie, you speak from the heart.
Related: “Too many”
Tags: food · office
Joanna in Boston says this started with “have a blessed day,” and has continued to escalate from there.
related: Fish cookies, anyone?
Tags: Boston · fish · office · public shaming · rebuttals
Pam works at an accounting firm in St. Louis, where, around tax time, it’s not unusual for people to pack all three meals. How did you think Joan’s vigilante food-safety policing went over?
related: A bitter butter battle
Tags: food · non-apology apology · office · St. Louis
Really? This is the nicest possible phrasing you could come up with?
I mean, this guy even said please.
(Thanks to Ben in Dallas and Allie in Orlando for submitting.)
related: Ice Box-ing
Tags: beverages · Coke · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office fridge
Writes our submitter in Santa Rosa, CA: “Our office is full of people who like to take the last of the coffee and not take the time to brew a new pot. And not just on April Fool’s Day.”
related: Coffee pot flowchart
Tags: coffee · office
Writes Patrick in Wisconsin: “A member of our office staff prefers a lighter blend, while the rest of us tech guys prefer a cup of coffee that will actually wake us up.”
After the original laminated note spurred this tempest in a coffee pot, Patrick says that Ms. “Three Scoops” upped the ante by bringing in a second coffeemaker for her own personal use. The notes, however, remain.
related: Coffee-brewing for engineers
Tags: a matter of taste · coffee · office · saga · Starbucks
So, which jumble o’ jargon would you rip off the wall first?
or Exhibit B?
Coincidentally, both of these notes come to us from Colorado, apparently the least creative state in the union.
Go ahead and post those speculative explanations regarding The Centennial State’s staggering dearth of originality in the comments below. Then we’ll circle back to brainstorm some synergistic solutions. (“The Centennial State?” Really? It’s like you’re not even trying, Colorado!)
related: The rhyme that must be flushed
Tags: Colorado · office · toilet · Your mother doesn't...
“There’s a shelf in our office, where, every couple of days someone will contribute some sort of sugary/fatty treat,” writes Laura in Seattle. Luckily, one of her coworkers stepped up to enlighten everyone about the death trap they’ve created.”
related: Cupcakes are a gateway drug!
Tags: food · hey fatty · office cop · questionable logic · Seattle
Our submitter says that his office in Phoenix, Arizona has a charming little tradition, namely, “If you’re gone for a few days, your office gets trashed.” (I’m guessing something along these lines.)
It looks like this notewriter was hoping for a reprieve, under the circumstances. So, Sean, listen up!
related: If there were every a time to hold your red pen…
Tags: actually totally reasonable · office · Phoenix