Co-worker on phone: How many limbs did he lose?…Ha, ha, ha!…That’s awful.

30 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Girl, yelling from her cubicle: Ewww, gross! There's hair and a birthmark!

Seattle, Washington

Overheard by: Zack

Coworker #1, showing cube neighbor a sheet of paper: How would you pronounce this?
Coworker #2: I think it would be “Matsuyuki Suzuki,” but that's just a guess.
Coworker #1: I'll ask Rich*, he's going to Italy soon.

Bellevue, Washington

Overheard by: Guido Honda

Female sales rep, poking head over cubicle: Sometimes I like to send my best customers pictures of silly things, like unicorns jumping over rainbows!

Keene, New Hampshire

Overheard by: Jon

Cube monkey #1: I’m losing my will to live.
Cube monkey #2: Would a tiny peanut butter cookie help?


Attorney: Seamen. (employees chuckle in their cubicles). I just want to say the name.

Wall Street
New York City, New York

Cubicle-dweller nearby: I'm really surprised that they gave me these little things with sharp points on them, I'm usually not allowed to have sharp things.

Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

White male caseworker, over cubicle wall: We have off Monday?
Female caseworker: Yes, ma?am!
White male caseworker: Hey!
Female caseworker: Oh, sorry. I thought you were a black woman with a really deep voice!

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Female cubicle rat: Oh my god, last night was insane! I had a lot of fun though. Hey, do you know if I was wearing underwear last night? (pause) Shutup, I am not a slut! (manic laugh) I could have sworn I had some on before I left the house. I'm itchy. I hope I didn't sit on something funky at the club.

Orange County, California

Manager: Are you doing okay? I’ve noticed you’ve seemed overwhelmed lately.

Smacking noises and paper shuffling

Assistant: Hmm? Oh, I’m okay. I just can’t find my purple posties.
Manager: Well, i just don’t want you to get frustrated and quit. We value you.

More smacking and agitated paper shuffling.

Assisant: Well, if i wasn’t busy, you wouldn’t need me. Where are those purple posties?
Manager: Don’t worry about the purple post-its right now. I’m asking how you are doing.

Lots of shuffling noises and frantic paper shuffling.

Assistant: I’m fine!
Manager: Are you sure, you really seem stressed.

Still shuffling

Assistant: I’d be doing a lot better if i could find my damn purple posties!
Manager: I’ll come back

Minutes later after lots of loud thuds and much desk smacking and paper shuffling. . .

Assistant: Heey! Here they are! Okay, I’m good now!

8220 England Street
Charlotte, North Carolina