Entries Tagged as 'office'
Writes our submitter in Washington state: “Shortly after our holiday party signup sheet was posted, this gentle reminder appeared, taped over the word ‘potluck.’ So far, no one has been brave enough to sign up for anything.”
(Because, you know, the best kind of potluck is six bags of chips, three plates of cookies, a one liter bottle of soda, and some plastic forks.)
related: THE POTLUCK THEME IS MONGOLIA[N] BBQ!!!!!
extra credit: Potluck fear and loathing [latimes.com]
Tags: holiday spirit · most popular notes of 2013 · obnoxious definition · office cop · party planning committee
Rachel in California says the breakroom at her office hasn’t caused many problems in the past, but a recent wave of new hires has changed that. “The last time I opened the microwave it was stuffed with paper towels, the walls were slathered in orange goop, and it smelled like rotting horse flesh.” (In other words, like a frozen lasagna from Tesco?)
related: Someday, when society has all but crumbled around you…
Tags: California · cleaning · microwave · office
Writes our submitter in Alabama: “After the both men’s rooms in our office suffered from some serious anal explosions, our boss sent around an accusatory email,” which everyone in the office assumed was directed toward a particular coworker, Dan. “Dan vehemently maintains his innocence,” our submitter says, “and in an effort to ‘prove’ it, he posted this note above one of the desecrated toilets.”
related: A diarrhea-only toilet?
Tags: all clogged up · not-so-veiled threats · office · shit · toilet
September 23rd, 2013 · 23 Comments
Well, he has a point.
…but then again, what good passive-aggresive note pays attention to silly things like “reason” or “logic”?
related: An academic epidemic
Tags: dishes · office · rebuttals · warning
First with the plums, now lemons? Seriously, Bill?
And by the way, I’d like my red wheelbarrow back, please. (So much depends upon it, after all.)
(Thanks to our submitters Sarah in NYC and Steve in the U.K.)
related: What rhymes with putrid?
extra credit: This Is Just to Say
Tags: food · New York · office fridge · pure poetry · stealing
Writes Katy in Tampa: “The vending machines in my office are old, and they eat someone’s money at least once a week. The vending machine guy told us to put a sticky on the machine saying how much money you lost and he’ll refund it when he comes to fill the machine. Apparently the machine was hungry this week.”
So, that was two weeks ago. Katy just wrote again with a follow-up: “Since the vending machine company has ignored our pleas to fix the machine, the notes just keep on coming.”
related: The Candyman Can’t
Tags: money · office · smartass · Tampa · vending machine drama
This is you say, “You think your shit don’t stank?” in Southern-ese. (An added “Bless your heart!” is always a nice touch, too.)
related: A diarrhea-only toilet?
Tags: odor · office · painfully polite · toilet
Danny works for a small print company in London. “Our lovely cleaner only comes in once a week, so it falls upon the rest of us to keep the office neat and tidy.” Danny says that, judging from this creation — made up hundreds of punched paper holes — “I’ve got a feeling that someone feels that they are doing more than their fair share.”
related: Could somebody less important than me take care of this?
Tags: cleaning · London · office
“My spelling skills are a perpetual work in progress,” admits Kelly in Calgary. “When I told my sticky-note-happy coworker about my most recent spelling mistake caught by my boss, she decided to take action.”
related: A personal pet peive
Tags: blitzkrieg approach · Calgary · i before e · office · smartass · spelling and grammar police
Writes our submitter in Australia: “Our office has been quite settled for the past few years without any issues, but recently fridge items have started to go missing. I’ve lost my own odd pieces of lunch to our unknown thief, so I sympathise completely.”
related: Dear ‘Desperate for Salad’
Tags: Australia · office fridge · sad face · stealing