Entries Tagged as 'office'
As it turns out, at least one study has shown that laughter in the workplace can actually improve productivity.
Of course, that didn’t help our submitter in St. Louis from totally freaking out when she found this anonymous note on her desk at her “conservative” office, where she says that although silence pretty much reigns, “I giggle and talk loudly all the time.”
Our submitter later found out that the note was a “prank” from a friendly coworker. (But — paranoia alert — was it completely in jest, or a p-a power play?)
related: To my coworker, the thundering cow
Tags: most popular notes of 2013 · noise · office · St. Louis
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The most extreme case of ice hoarding I’ve seen comes to us from an office in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania:
Personally, I think Nicolette’s “Aunt Anny” in California is onto something. (Assuming, of course, that people have the recipe.)
related: Four approaches to ice cube maintenance
Tags: ice · office
I’ve spent most of the day curled up reading John Irving’s latest, In One Person (“a compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity.”) And yet, since stumbling across this novella — from an office fridge in Maryland — I’ve had but one phrase echoing in my head: “We are not so unalike, [you and I]. I, too, have a deep love of salad.”
related: “Someday when you’re wondering why you’re alone…”
Tags: Maryland · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge · stealing · TL;DR
Tags: cleaning · office
The porcelain throne, it seems, serves as a muse to many…with predictably crappy results.
And the response:
related: Couplets for the Crapper
extra credit: A Funeral in the Bathroom: and Other School Bathroom Poems
Tags: office · pure poetry · rebuttals · toilet
Spotted, appropriately enough, in New York’s Theater District (though I guess Hell’s Kitchen would have made sense, too):
related: Toy Story meets The Office
Tags: anthropomorphism · dishes · New York · office
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
related: To spray or not to spray?; Eau dear
Tags: etiquette · fish · Massachusetts · microwave · odor · office · oh no you didn't · public shaming
I can only imagine the search queries that went into locating this delightful bit of clip art, which now decorates the ladies’ room at a medical school in Philadelphia. Now pour Lady Sansa some wine.
related: The Shark Week Scriptures
extra credit: Public Toilet Survival Kit
Tags: bathroom · clip art catastrophe · hygiene · office · Philadelphia
Imagine this: You’re about to pen a note to post in the office men’s room, but you’re torn — should you go for the patronizing approach, or opt for some sarcastic reverse psychology?
At Colin’s office in London, the note-writer apparently decided: ¿Por qué no los dos?
(As always, click the image above to enlarge.)
related: The never-ending (and completely unnecessary) battle between basic hygiene and basic courtesy
Tags: a little patronizing · bathroom · blitzkrieg approach · London · office · toilet paper