Archive for 2006

4PM Of­fer­ing Feed­back

Cowork­er #1: Yeah, so this is what I wrote back to her. [Hands cowork­er #2 a piece of pa­per] Cowork­er #2: That looks fine, and you made a good ar­gu­ment.
Cowork­er #1: Yeah, and I was­n’t mean.
Cowork­er #2: No, not at all.
Cowork­er #1: Though I did sign it “Stop be­ing a fuck­ing mo­ron — Sarah*.”
Cowork­er #2: Good call.

3350 River­wood Park­way
At­lanta, Geor­gia

Over­heard by: n‑ro

10AM Say­ing Hel­lo

Boss: Hel­lo Shan­non*, how are you to­day?
Sec­re­tary: Just fine.
Boss: You keepin’ out­ta trou­ble?
Sec­re­tary: Yes.
Boss: Oh… then you haven’t heard…?
Sec­re­tary: What?!
Boss: Noth­in’! I’m just messin’ with ya!

1501 Wood­field Road
Schaum­burg, Illi­nois

Over­heard by: Pi­rate Wench

11AM Ladies Room

Li­brar­i­an #1: Is that you, Chelsea*?
Li­brar­i­an #2: Yes.
Li­brar­i­an #1: Oh good. I thought I waved to the wrong per­son.
Li­brar­i­an #2: Oh, I did­n’t see you wave.
Li­brar­i­an #1, ex­as­per­at­ed: Well I did it un­der the stall.
Li­brar­i­an #2: I was look­ing at the wall.
Li­brar­i­an #1, still ex­as­per­at­ed: Well, let me do it again then.

401 Mer­ritt 7
Nor­walk, Con­necti­cut

Over­heard by: Proof Pos­i­tive

3PM Call Cen­ter

CSR: So then he goes, “This is Mo­toro­la, right? Be­cause with that voice of yours, for a sec­ond there, I thought I called the wrong num­ber” oh, but it did­n’t stop there…he keeps on with “you know, like, a 900 num­ber, right?” I mean, eww…I did not need to know that.

1301 East Al­go­nquin
Schaum­burg, Illi­nois

12PM Lunch

Cowork­er #1: If she had been pay­ing at­ten­tion, she would have caught that.
Cowork­er #2: Does she know to look for it?
Cowork­er #1: No, she does­n’t know enough to look for it. I’m not ready to show her that, yet.

150 Bat­son Dri­ve
Man­ches­ter, Con­necti­cut

10AM Ops Meet­ing

Op­er­a­tions man­ag­er: We have to work on com­mu­ni­ca­tion. We are not com­mu­ni­cat­ing with each oth­er. It’s a fault of every­body’s, not to say it’s a fault, but it is a weak­ness — not just of mine but of every­one’s. Maybe not a weak­ness so much as a fail­ing.

1190 North Del Rio Place
On­tario, Cal­i­for­nia