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.”
Entries Tagged as 'office'
December 16th, 2012 · 85 Comments
December 13th, 2012 · 34 Comments
The office break room: where everything is somebody else’s responsibility.
December 12th, 2012 · 26 Comments
The porcelain throne, it seems, serves as a muse to many…with predictably crappy results.
And the response:
related: Couplets for the Crapper
December 10th, 2012 · 23 Comments
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
December 6th, 2012 · 60 Comments
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.”
November 28th, 2012 · 49 Comments
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
November 19th, 2012 · 21 Comments
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.)
November 18th, 2012 · 68 Comments
A certain supervisor thought his assistant, Sandra, was attracting too much idle chatter from other people in the office, so he made this framed notice for her desk. (Because that’s not creepy at all.)
“No word yet on how many contributions he’s received,” our submitter says.
related: The Man is always watching
November 16th, 2012 · 32 Comments
“Some of the people in my office are pathologically incapable of washing their own dishes,” writes Adam in Los Angeles. “I hope this doesn’t lead us to war.”
November 14th, 2012 · 19 Comments
In Minnesota, however, it seems that some folks still haven’t heard the news that “Pumpkin is the New Bacon.”At our submitter’s office in Minneapolis, a proffered can of pumpkin spice tea sparked a Midwestern snark-off, complete with smilies.
related: Grow an orange tree and grow up
extra credit: The Inescapable Pumpkin Spice Trend [thekitchn.com]