Overheard In The Office 2018-02-18T20:04:46Z https://overheardintheoffice.com/feed/atom/ WordPress https://overheardintheoffice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-office-favicon-32x32.png Office <![CDATA[More of a Pamphlet, Really]]> 2018-02-18T20:04:46Z 2018-02-18T20:04:46Z Tester: I’m reading this book that will teach you all the Italian you’ll ever need to visit Canada!

1555 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia

Office <![CDATA[3PM Smoke Break]]> 2018-02-18T07:43:16Z 2018-02-18T07:43:16Z Co-worker: There were so many Jews in the concentration camps. Why didn’t some of them join together and try and fight the Nazis?

195 Turbot Street
Brisbane, Queensland

Office <![CDATA[Let's Ask the One Black Person in the Province]]> 2018-02-17T19:30:47Z 2018-02-17T19:30:47Z Account manager: That's like the pot calling the kettle black. Wait a minute… Is that racist?
Assistant: Wanna know what is racist? Cotton picking!


Overheard by: Chelsea

Office <![CDATA[If It’s Not in My Day-Timer, It’s Not Gonna Happen]]> 2018-02-17T07:10:53Z 2018-02-17T07:10:53Z Employee #1: I have an emergency at two PM.
Employee #2: That’s a very scheduled emergency.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Office <![CDATA[As I'll Tell People in Our Wedding Toast]]> 2018-02-16T19:01:54Z 2018-02-16T19:01:54Z Office worker on phone: She squeezed my ass this time but I did get a kiss…when you've got 250 pounds of Wisconsin looming at ya, your options are limited, all you can do is brace for the impact!

Sterling, Virginia

Overheard by: Scandalized Receptionist

Office <![CDATA[Except for the Super Bowl, Obviously.]]> 2018-02-16T06:50:49Z 2018-02-16T06:50:49Z Fire department personnel, answering phone: Fire department, can I help you?
Woman on phone: Yes, can I get a burn permit?
Fire department personnel: Yes, ma'am, just come to our office and we'll write one.
Woman on phone: And what are your hours?
Fire department personnel: Uh, ma'am? We're the fire department, we don't close.


Office <![CDATA[…But, These Days, Only My Dad Does.]]> 2018-02-15T18:38:32Z 2018-02-15T18:38:32Z Female coworker to friend: When we were kids I was so good at it my brother called me “blowie”!


Office <![CDATA[My Escalatude Will Be Mighty!]]> 2018-02-15T06:14:12Z 2018-02-15T06:14:12Z Angry suit: If you can’t get this done I’m gonna escalate it! I don’t know to whom, or how, but I’m gonna escalate it!

Charlotte, North Carolina

Overheard by: Good Luck With That

Office <![CDATA[So is He Bruce Springsteen or Tony Danza?]]> 2018-02-14T18:02:13Z 2018-02-14T18:02:13Z Speakerphone: So, we’re filling out nametags for next week’s meeting. What’s Randy’s title?
Receptionist: Well, he’s The Boss.
Speakerphone: Okay, but what’s his title?
Receptionist: “The Boss”. He’s The Boss.
Speakerphone: All right, he’s your boss, but what’s his title?
Receptionist: He’s “The Boss”!
Speakerphone: Oh, well then…um, okay that’s great. Thanks for your help.

35555 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, Michigan

Overheard by: Stephanie Saffold

Office <![CDATA[A Little Accident with the Stove… Why?]]> 2018-02-14T05:57:22Z 2018-02-14T05:57:22Z 9 to 5-er: I’ve smelled burnt human, and it doesn’t smell like chicken.

Austin, Texas