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Okay, Now Ex­plain ‘Com­poot­er’

Obliv­i­ous fe­male boss flip­ping through mag­a­zine: Oooh, poot­er! I love poot­er.
Star­tled work­er: What?!
Obliv­i­ous fe­male boss: Look — poot­er let­ter open­ers!
Star­tled work­er: Um, that word is ac­tu­al­ly pro­nounced ‘pewter.’ [Un­der his breath] Christ.

6101 O’­Con­nell Av­enue
Col­orado Springs, Col­orado

Over­heard by: TK

Ten-Mil­lion-Dol­lar Dis­crim­i­na­tion Suits Start Out In­no­cent­ly Enough

Man­ag­er: We re­al­ly need to work on prop­er pro­nun­ci­a­tion on the phones. We re­al­ly hear a lot of this, and it def­i­nite­ly needs to be im­proved. For in­stance: How do you say a‑s-k? Any­one? (pause) You say “ask” not “axed”!
Em­ploy­ee: Well, who say dat?

Wayne, Penn­syl­va­nia

Over­heard by: of­fice grunt #12