Archive for 2018

You Say They Have Com­put­ers That Do That Now? Here, I’ll Give You a Push

Male em­ploy­ee: Oh, I’m sor­ry. I could’ve scared you and you could’ve fall­en.
Fe­male em­ploy­ee sit­ting in an open, screen­less win­dow: That’s okay, you did­n’t scare me.
Male em­ploy­ee: You look like you’re go­ing to jump. Please don’t jump out the win­dow. We re­al­ly need some­one to an­swer the phones.

98th Street and West End
New York, New York

Over­heard by: adri­enne

Um, That Was a Type­writer.

Busi­ness own­er: Thanks for e‑mailing me that re­port so I could work on it at home… But I don’t think I’ll be do­ing that any more.
Re­cep­tion­ist: Why not?
Busi­ness own­er: Well, my com­put­er here is set so that when you go back and make changes, it just moves things along. My com­put­er at home just eras­es what is al­ready there and re­places it. So, every time I found a ty­po or made a change, I had to re-type the whole rest of the re­port.
Re­cep­tion­ist: You… You are kid­ding?
Busi­ness own­er: Yeah, I bet I typed that thing eight times af­ter I found all the ty­pos and stuff.

In­di­anapo­lis, In­di­ana