Not so bright coworker: Yeah, I'll probably let my daughter get a tattoo when she turns 16… If she really knows what she wants. I'll even pay for it.

Des Moines, Iowa

Overheard by: coolerthanme

Male employee #1: What did you bring for lunch today?
Male employee #2: A salami sandwich.
Male employee #1: That's it? You can't just have salami as your main meat! You can garnish with salami, but you have to have other meat.

Des Moines, Iowa

Barista, handing cup over to customer: Are you a coffee drinker?

Des Moines, Iowa

Office girl on cell: Come on, Mom, you know how I feel about socks!

621 East 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Office girl #1: My son's girlfriend gets sandwiches that are just bread and cheese.
Office girl #2: Just bread and cheese?
Office girl #1: Yep, just bread and cheese.
Office girl #3: No bread? Just cheese?
Office girl #1: Bread and cheese.

Des Moines, Iowa

Overheard by: B Frazier

Customer: So where in the instruction manual does it tell me to save the receipt?
Customer Service Rep.: You’re kidding me, right? You mean to say that you have to be told to save your receipt?
Customer: Yes, I do.
Customer Service Rep.: So, if you were to go out and buy a roll of toilet paper, it would have to say “Tear here, wipe there” or else you wouldn’t know how to use it? Because both are pretty much common sense, sir.

835 41st Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Overheard by: christiana (while doing remote observations on customer service calls)

Counselor: I'm sure he's a nice kid, but he looks like a beaver.

Decorah, Iowa

Overheard by: skm

Male office worker to another: Dude, you smell like my grandma… And my grandma smells delicious!

Des Moines, Iowa

Secretary: Nothing we do here is worth death.

Decorah, Iowa

Overheard by: It's True

Old office lady #1, looking at People magazine: Matthew Broderick has gray hair!
Old office lady #2: Who?
Old office lady #1: Matthew Broderick… He was in the Karate Kid movies.

Des Moines, Iowa

Overheard by: B Fraz