Archive for May, 2009

Sorry About the Potted Plant in the Office, by the Way.

Coworker, on voicemail: It started yesterday before I left work, but it just got worse and I spent all night on the toilet. Well, on and off the toilet, it was coming out of both ends if you know what I mean. Anyway, I’ll spare you the gory details. Suffice it to say I’m going to be working from home today. I need to lie back and relieve some of this pressure in my abdomen.

Denver, Colorado

Wait! We Didn’t Even Tell You About the Smell.

Boss to peon eating lunch: So my daughter finally pooped today. It’s been at least a few days.
Peon #1, trying to ignore him: Wow. Cool.
Boss: Yeah, it wasn’t anything huge like the one a few days ago, but at least she’s pooping.
Peon #2: That’s great to hear. My poor daughter has been at home with explosive diarrhea all week.
Peon #1: (tosses barely eaten lunch in the garbage and wordlessly walks away)

Sacramento, California

Let’s Just Say, It’s No Wonder Ms. Klum Keeps Popping Out Babies

Female paralegal: Did you read that article I sent you?
Aussie male coworker: That ain’t right.
Female paralegal: Indeed. But 45 minutes! That’s longer than most men last.
Aussie male coworker, in long-winded explanation: Well, 45 minutes would be a while for coitus. But remember that the seal wasn’t actually getting any. 45 minutes is kinda short if you include foreplay…
Female paralegal: Tsk, tsk…give the seal some credit.
Aussie male coworker: Fine. He has moderate sexual stamina.
Senior paralegal: What?!

Chicago, Illinois

After Fifty, People Start Encouraging You to Die

Clerk lady #1: Oh, thank you for bringing that up, you reminded me I have to go get my license renewed on my way home today.
Clerk lady #2: You can’t just mail it in?
Clerk lady #1: Well I have to actually go in because I have to take an eye test because it’s been ten years.
Clerk lady #3: Oh…you sure it’s not because you’re over 50?
Clerk lady #1: Fuck you.

Yaphank, New York

Overheard by: Junior

Like That Time in Amsterdam

Faculty director, holding out banana: Would you like a banana?
Female program coordinator: Uh, no thanks, I’m all set.
Faculty director, holding out flowers: Well, maybe you’d like these instead!
Female program coordinator: Oh! That’s so nice of you! Aw, you’re off my bad list.
Faculty director: Wow, and I thought I would get off with just the banana!

Boston, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Allison


Crotchety supervisor, holding up printed copy of e‑mail: You two are computer nerds. What does this mean? (points at an emoticon)
Analyst #1: It’s a smiley face.
Crotchety supervisor, turning the paper sideways: Oh, I see the colon is the eyes and…what the hell is wrong with you people? (crumples up e‑mail and walks away)
Analyst #2: Have a nice day!

Oakland, New Jersey

Overheard by: >:(

They Really Brought Him Out Of His Shell

Man #1, discussing peanut usage in Asia: Peanuts are not native to Asia! The peanut was invented by George Washington Carver!
Man #2: That is completely false! You cannot invent a peanut, you can only discover it, and that happened way before George Washington Carver…he invented peanut butter.
Man #1: Listen, I am not a man of pride, but I know this much: George Washington Carver was a good man and he invented the peanut by using cross-breeding! This is what I have been told my whole life!!
Man #3: I’m googling that business right now. (uses BlackBerry) Wow, that man was obsessed with peanuts!

Boston, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Someone clearly struck a cord with this topic