Entries Tagged as '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
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
Tags: Canada · crazy boss · kinda creepy · most popular notes of 2012 · office
“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.”
Yeah, yeah, I know, nobody washes their dishes. Really, the thing I appreciated about this submission was that it led me down the rabbit hole of QuoteInvestigator.com.
The real takeaway here? Next time you decide to quote the likes of Edmund Burke or Eleanor Roosevelt, remember these words of wisdom:
related: From the Manager’s Book of Quotes for Inspiring Workplace Paranoia
Tags: dishes · office
In Manhattan, a shortage of pumpkin spice lattes triggered mayhem overshadowed only by an actual disaster.
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]
Tags: Minneapolis/St. Paul · note wars · office · smartass · smiley · tea
Writes in Bill in New York City: “When the water cooler bottle is empty, no one seems to know how to change it and leaves it for the next guy.’ His co-worker decided to go on the offensive.
My excuse? I am even clumsier than Liz Lemon. (And I know I’m not alone on this.)
related: So, the water cooler’s hosting rainbow parties again?
extra credit: Water cooler etiquette, or the thirsty worker’s manifesto [cnn.com]
Tags: office · water
If the consequences of eating a Hot Pocket aren’t enough to deter you from buying them, you should know that storing them in your freezer at work or school is still a risky proposition. (And no, Snoop won’t be there to back you up.)
Exhibit a) Spotted by Anna in Oakland, California:
Exhibit b) Spotted by Diana in Green Bay, Wisconsin:
Exhibit c) Spotted by David in Austin, Texas:
Exhibit d) Spotted by Charlie in New York:
Exhibit e) Spotted by Angie in Atlanta, with apologies for the blurriness:
(Delicious, you say? Michelle? Is that you?) And lastly…
Exhibit f) From Princeton, New Jersey:
related: Hot Pockets are the car radios of the communal freezer
Tags: guilt trip · have a nice day · office fridge · preggers · stealing · thanks (but not really) · TL;DR
Writes our submitter in California: “Our custodial staff is very careful about not throwing stuff away just because it looks like trash. This co-worker wanted to make sure the right things got thrown away, but might have gotten a little overly specific.”
The result? “An onion of confusion and garbage.”
related: Hey, that garbage was important!
Tags: California · garbage · office · Say wha?
While traveling in India on business, Melissa spotted this sign in all of the women’s restrooms at one office.
Note: Based on my experience with this site, I have to conclude that the fairer sex most definitely does not “define hygiene.”
related: The bathroom battle of the sexes — a true race to the bottom
extra credit: “Cleaner than Shit” Liquid Hand Soap
Tags: bathroom · confusion??? · hygiene · India · office · toilet