Archive for 2019

The Personal Is Political

Woman #1: Your boss asked you to be sure to attend the company party at a strip club!?
Woman #2: Yeah, what’s so bad about that?
Woman #1: Well, you’re going to be surrounded by naked, gyrating ladies, and that’s sexist and outrageous!
Woman #2: Really? I was looking forward to seeing my sister.

630 East Lake
Chicago, Illinois

The Guy at the Burrito Counter Winked at Me, and I Lost All Control

Frustrated supervisor to quitting employee: And I'll need your password for your computer. Why don't you just give me that now?
Employee, mumbling: It's “Latinomneeee.”
Supervisor: Did you say “Latino E”? I couldn't understand you.
Employee: No, it's “Latino heat.”
(awkward silence)
Employee: I guess I was feeling a little frisky that day.

Bushwick
Brooklyn, New York

Overheard by: ap

I Know You Are but What Am I

Supervisor: I'm sorry, but were you just talking on a call? You aren't supposed to be talking on calls.
Operator: Well, I wasn't, but now I'm talking to you.
(supervisor walks off)

Memphis, Tennessee

Overheard by: Rider


And Request to Be Buried with the Paper

Admin, looking up from newspaper and greeting guest: Hello, Mr Blue. Please have a seat, director Green will be right with you.
Mr Blue: You know, if you were my employee and you were reading the paper at your desk, I would fire you.
Admin: If I were your employee, I would kill myself.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Overheard by: Civil Servant