Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

4PM Con­sen­sus-Build­ing

Sales­per­son: But yeah, I agree with you — you should re­al­ly stop piss­ing on my shoes when we go to the toi­let to­geth­er.

Reih­strasse 28
Aachen, Ger­many

Over­heard by: PW

If You’d Like, I Can Send You My Notes on the Pecan Sandies

Of­fice work­er: Do you know what that meet­ing was about?
Man­ag­er: Nope.
Of­fice work­er: But, what did we talk about?
Man­ag­er: Don’t know, don’t care, any­way, the cook­ies were nice.
Of­fice work­er: They were, weren’t they?

Bezuiden­hout­seweg
The Hague
The Nether­lands

Over­heard by: be­wil­dered

3PM Cus­tomer Ser­vice

Tele­phone sales rep at air­line com­pa­ny: The flight leaves at 10:30.
… No, TEN THIR­TY.
… No, TEN… THIR­TY…
… It leaves at ten thir­ty, yeah.
… no… ten THIR­TY…”
… at half past ten…”
… No. No. No… It leaves at TEN THIR­TY!
… Half eleven, half past ten, ten THIR­TY!
… Yes!
… Would you like to make a reser­va­tion?
… a reser­va­tion..?
… Would you like to re­serve a seat?
[Long pause.] … I have not made a reser­va­tion, would you like me to make one for you now?
… At the TEN THIR­TY flight?
… Yeah, TEN THIR­TY…
… No, you have NO RESER­VA­TION!
… DO. YOU. WISH. TO. MAKE. A. RESER­VA­TION?
… No, you have no reser­va­tion.
… You have NO RESER­VA­TION!!!
… SHALL I RE­SERVE A SEAT?
… THERE IS NO RESER­VA­TION MADE!
[Fi­nal­ly caves] Have a nice flight, madam… Yes, ten thir­ty. Bye.

The Arken-build­ing
Oern­skoeldsvik, Swe­den