Archive for 2006

1PM Lunch

Co-worker #1: Did you know that the egg yolk was never able to be a chicken unless it’s fertilized?
Co-worker #2: Yeah, I mean, like eating this hard-boiled egg is like eating the eggs that you expel during your period.
Co-worker #1: Yeah, like right now I mean, you could get down and just lap it up.

845 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY

Overheard by: Sharon

12PM Inventory

Co-worker #1: What are some common plastics?
Co-worker #2: Um, that list is really long. Just look for “polymers.”
Co-worker #1: Well, what are some common polymers?
Co-worker #2: No, really, that list is longer than my arm. Just look for stuff that starts with “poly.”
Co-worker #1: …Is ceramic a polymer?
Co-worker #2: Um. No.

500 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia

Overheard by: Colleen

11AM Close Deal

Sales: You quoted 3 different prices to this customer.
CEO: You’re not calling me an idiot, are you?
Sales: I’m saying that having been given all the facts you made 3 incompatable decisions.
CEO: That’s sufficiently blameless.

12819 Coit Road
Cleveland, Ohio

3PM Smoke Break

Supervisor: You’re either talking to yourself, singing to yourself, thinking about talking to yourself, or thinking about singing to yourself. Am I right?

4708 Lacey Boulevard SE
Lacey, Washington

Overheard by: Chris Shard

10AM Update Report

Assistant: How about an update on the report for the database we talked about last week? Have you gotten to that yet?
IT: I’m not sure which one you’re talking about.
Assistant: Well, currently there is a cross-tab that displays home addresses and a cross-tab that displays financial aid, but we need a report to show us the student records by state with home address, and we need a find-sort for all students with financial aid and a hold on their account.
IT guy: …Um, I couldn’t tell where that sentence began and where it ended.
Dean’s assistant: Neither could I.

633 Main Street
Burlington, Vermont

9AM Climbing Back to Work

Worker #1: Oh my, I hate these elevators. You never know what you’re gonna get, kinda like those roller coasters. You know, they really have a mind of their own.
Worker #2: Yeah! And then you have these crazy doors, too, where you need to do the karate chop to make them stay open. And you do it and you say to yourself, “Oh heavens, this is one karate fight I’m not gonna win!”

1450 Broadway
New York, NY