Archive for the ‘New England’ Category

5PM That’s a Wrap

Cus­tomer: Is Of­fice 2003 the lat­est ver­sion of Of­fice that’s out?
Sales­per­son: Yeah, they most like­ly won’t come out with a new ver­sion un­til Vista is re­leased, which should be about the end of the year.
Cus­tomer: What’s that?
Sales­per­son: Vista?
Cus­tomer: Yeah, Rista? What is that? Is that the new Of­fice?
Sales­per­son: No, Vista is the new op­er­at­ing sys­tem that’s com­ing out. Last I heard Mi­crosoft was plan­ning to re­lease it near the end of this year.
Cus­tomer: Mi­crosoft­’s go­ing to sell com­put­ers now?
Sales­per­son: No, Vista is the op­er­at­ing sys­tem that gets in­stalled on com­put­ers. It’s what makes your com­put­er run.
Cus­tomer: Oh, yeah, I knew that al­ready. Are you go­ing to be car­ry­ing Mi­crosoft­’s new com­put­ers?

Willard Build­ing
State Col­lege, Penn­syl­va­nia

5PM That’s a Wrap

Cus­tomer #1: Does the Peaks Is­land Fer­ry go to Peaks Is­land?
Tick­et agent: Yes.
Customer#1: Does it come back?
Cus­tomer #2: No, it’s the barge to Hades. It on­ly goes one way.

Cas­co Bay Lines Fer­ry Ter­mi­nal
Port­land, Maine

Over­heard by: Jeff Jenks

10AM Tech Sup­port

Tech sup­port rep: …the ac­cel­er­a­tor card. No, the one con­nect­ed to your ar­ray. OK, up­lug that.


Tech sup­port rep: OK, are you ground­ed?


Tech sup­port rep: OK, gen­tly pull it from the slot.


Tech sup­port rep: Now lick it.

Pause, snick­er­ing, then slight pan­ic.

Tech sup­port rep: No sir. I was just kid­ding.

290 Don­ald Lynch Blvd.
Marl­bor­ough, Mass­a­chu­setts

Over­heard by: James Mc­Cabe

4PM Brain­storm­ing Ses­sion

New train­ing man­ag­er: Back in the day, I had a great idea. I know we’re in­to this touchy-feely self-es­teem hu­man re­source stuff, but I said: “Take the su­per­vi­sor who has the high­est rate of un­qual­i­fied, un­trained di­rect re­ports, walk him to the end of the pier, and shoot him!” They told me I could­n’t do that. But it would have been ef­fec­tive!

75 East­ern Point Road
Gro­ton, Con­necti­cut

5PM That’s a Wrap

Em­ploy­ee: I asked for to­mor­row off, ’cause I don’t feel like work­ing in the rain. I’ll prob­a­bly go fish­ing, though — I don’t mind fish­ing in the rain.

150 Bat­son Dri­ve
Man­ches­ter, Con­necti­cut