Disgruntled teacher: Well, we need advance notice when the file server's going to be down, especially when we work on final exams and stuff.
Principal: Duly noted.
Tall teacher: And ignored.

Hancock, New York

Frazzled accountant: So yes, please mail me the statement ASAP! Yes, thanks, thanks. Okay, love you.
(after a minute, to peon)
Did I just say “I love you”?


Tech illiterate office guy: Phil, how do you lubricate the internet?


Coworker, about new Twitter follower: Never mind, I thought it was a hooker.

Amarillo, Texas

Overheard by: Gina

Girl coworker: I'll e-mail the help desk…I'll just say “please help us, help desk.” Ahahah! I 'm so funny.
Guy coworker: Okay, good idea. You're typing all in caps.
Girl coworker: I know! That's because everything is in capitals on my computer.
Guy coworker: Um, you have the cap locks on.
Girl coworker: What is that?
Guy coworker: The caps lock key on your keyboard?
Girl coworker: Oh, no! My computer is just all caps.
Guy coworker: No, just do this. (does it) See? Now you're not in caps anymore.
Girl coworker: Oh my gosh! You are so smart! Oh! Thank you so much! Oooohhh! Let me retype my e-mail to the help desk! “Please help us, help desk.” That's so funny! “Please help us, help desk.”

Northern California

Woman smoking on loading dock: I get e-mails from him at 3 and 4 am on Saturdays and I think to myself, “if he's married, he must hate his wife.”

Atlanta, Georgia

Overheard by: fly on the wall

Senior business analyst: That e-mail is pretty good. Now just polish it up and send it out.
Business analyst: I did polish it!


Overheard by: Derek Braithwaite

Coworker to office administrator: Why did you send me this e-mail twice?
Office admin: Because they sent it to me twice.
Coworker: So why did you send it to me twice?
Office admin: Because I thought it would only take you five seconds to delete.
Coworker: Didn't you look at it before you sent it to me?
Office admin: Yes… but I didn't send you the pornographic e-mail that came in before that one!


Male worker to another: Damn, look at that girl's ass on MySpace!
Female worker: Could you guys do this somewhere else?
Male worker: Nope, you see, this office is just like the guys' locker room and you just happen to be working here.

Washington, DC

Older female: My Yahoo is full of spam.