Nerds and Geeks

Analyst to lackey: I don't think it makes any sense to run around playing “battleship” with analysts' Outlook calendars.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Rachael

Programmer to manager: It's not wrong. It may not be in the format they were expecting, but it's not wrong.

Nova Scotia

IT guy to friend: I lost a job and a girlfriend to World of Warcraft…it was so worth it!

Asheville, North Carolina

Overheard by: Sarah M.

Girl on phone with IT: Mine's minimized and I can't get it up!

Littleton, New Hampshire

Overheard by: TMI

Reporter: Dude, her tweets were all over my site. And they weren't even relevant!

Palo Alto, California

IT techie working on networking junk: Uh-oh. I ain't communicatin' good.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Overheard by: I noticed…

Cashier, handing customer a receipt: And here’s a memento of our time together.

Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Jacksonville, Florida

Engineer #1: You don’t understand…the program’s got unresolved
symbols that won’t work.
Engineer#2: Yeah, I got 2 unresolved symbols for you right here.

8000 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, Florida

VP Research on phone: Look, I understand you think your project numbers are important, but we have data to suggest you don’t need to know them.

85 E Street
South Portland, Maine

Overheard by: Brian Brinegar

Engineer #1: A charred, dark husk of evil smoldering into infinity would be cool.
Engineer #2: I’d prefer the Dyson Sphere. Though I personally find Niven ringworlds much more aesthetically pleasing.
Engineer #1: But a husk!
Engineer #2: A Dyson sphere could be kind of a husk.
Engineer #1: Come on! Spooky husk!
Engineer #2: No! No spooky husk!
Engineer #1: Aww.
Engineer #2: …We can make the Dyson Sphere kind of spooky if you insist.

401 Elliott Avenue W
Seattle, Washington

Overheard by: Bjorn Townsend