HR clerk: He got so excited and he crapped all over himself.
Receptionist, laughing: Did Jim [manager] do that again?
Hr clerk: Uh, no, I was talking about my new puppy.
Receptionist: Oh, forget what I just said. Please forget! I was supposed to forget.

Pearl, Mississippi

Overheard by: Brain Dancing

Receptionist: No, sir. No, I don't know where you heard that. (pause) No, our judges cannot issue you a new Green Card over the phone.

Baltimore, Maryland

Secretary: I didn’t know I could write off a hummer on my taxes!

383 Madison Street
New York, NY

Boss, with customer on phone, to secretary: Mr Smith* says he doesn't understand this bill you sent him.
Secretary, quietly, from across the room: It isn't complicated, can't he read?
Boss, loudly, next to phone: Yes, he can read!

Winchester, Virginia

Receptionist: He’s not in, may I take a message?…No, we don’t have voice mail, but I’ll be happy to take a message…I write it on a piece of paper and had it to him when he comes in.

1718 Villa Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

CSR: You know sometimes when you blow, you can feel it in your throat?
Secretary: No, I don’t blow that hard.
CSR: Well, I blow hard and I can feel it sometimes. It sucks.

541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Overheard by: Eve S Dropper

Coworker on cell: “A” as in “apple,” “k” as in “kite”…
Receptionist: Wait, “kite” starts with a “c.”

Manhattan, New York

Receptionist, on his last day: How can I give the rest of the staff access to these files?
Tech guy: Put them on the network.
Receptionist: Where’s the network?
Tech guy: Exactly! It’s everywhere, man!

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Overheard by: I’m New Here

Employee: Hi.
Receptionist (without looking up): Hi.
(employee walks behind desk)
Receptionist (still not looking) What are you doing?
Employee: Shredding.
Receptionist (looks up confused): What?
Employee (turns on machine): Wow, your shredder is really slow.
Receptionist: That’s the laminator.

San Jose, California

Overheard by: Walking to the Bathroom

Receptionist: Hello. May I help you?
Woman: I would like to apply for a job here.
Receptionist: Why are you leaving your current job?
Woman: Ain’t no movin’ up positions.

220 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York

Overheard by: Jack Boston