Archive for 2006

11AM Be­tween Meet­ings

Suit #1: When­ev­er it rains, you come to work wear­ing plas­tic pants. Why do you get to wear plas­tic pants? My boss would­n’t let me wear plas­tic pants.
“Suit” #2: If you could do what I can do, you could wear plas­tic pants, too.

4 Irv­ing Place
New York, New York

Over­heard by: Hobo Whis­per­er

4PM Par­a­digm Shift

Boss #1: What’s he do­ing up there? We’re not sup­posed to park there now.
Re­cep­tion­ist: Sub­vert­ing the dom­i­nant par­a­digm?
Boss #1: Which means?
Re­cep­tion­ist: Break­ing the rules?
Boss #1: Hah! That’s great. Hey [Boss #2]! You’re sub­vert­ing the dom­i­nant par­a­digm!
Boss #2: You don’t know what sub­vert means!
Boss #1: I don’t know what the hell par­a­digm means!
Boss #2: Now as for dom­i­nant…
Boss #1: Shut up!

3211 Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton

Over­heard by: Low­ly Pe­on

1PM Call on Line One

Re­cep­tion­ist: [Jake] from Queer Im­age is on line one for you.
Cowork­er: [Jake] from where?
Re­cep­tion­ist: Queer Im­age.
Cowork­er: Queer Im­age?
Re­cep­tion­ist: Uh-huh.
Cowork­er, gig­gling, picks up call: [Jake], what com­pa­ny did you say you were call­ing from? Ohh­h­hh, CLEAR Im­age.

150 Bat­son Dri­ve
Man­ches­ter, Con­necti­cut

Over­heard by: She cracks me up, and she’s not even try­ing