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    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
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    do you have an unfair reputation at work?

    a good friend of mine is considered a party dude by his co-workers. he made one little joke about having his age in drinks for his birthday and it's followed him around the office. he rarely drinks or goes to parties. but whenever alcohol, bars, or partying is mentioned now, they look over at him.

    another example: i like to invest and research the stock market. one time, at the office, someone was asking me about stock recommendations. i mentioned that i sometimes use options as well as buying stocks. now, somehow, i'm labeled as a "short seller" and partially responsible for the current bear market. it's in jest, of course, but it's kinda annoying. not to mention factually untrue. someone even forwarded me an article about the dangers of short selling.

    it reminds me of that game we once did in grade school, where you tell the first person something and then they whisper it in the ear of the person next to them. by the time you get to the last person, the message is all screwed up.

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    Sally calls you short seller now too!

    She's like, "aren't you going up to nyack with that guy... what's his name... you know, the guy responsible for this recession... that no good short seller!"

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    I work pretty much by myself and everyone here hates me due to office gossip.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    My riding buddy was telling someone else in the department about one of our regular weekend rides (usually on a nice country road at about 7:30 or 8 on a Sunday morning once it starts getting hot) and apparently his response was "What!?! I can't imagine that dude getting out of bed before noon."

    For some reason it really got under my skin that he thought I was a slacker/**** up and I'm definitely more cool towards him know.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Yeah. People think I'm the assistant manager.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    No, my reputation at work is accurate and was fairly earned.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    There ya go Donna!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Sally calls you short seller now too!

    She's like, "aren't you going up to nyack with that guy... what's his name... you know, the guy responsible for this recession... that no good short seller!"


    haha. maybe i should just stake claim to causing the recession. i can be all, "hey, you know the recession of 2008? that was all me."

    it's funny because my GF thinks of you as that dude who crashes all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    it reminds me of that game we once did in grade school, where you tell the first person something and then they whisper it in the ear of the person next to them. by the time you get to the last person, the message is all screwed up.
    My ex and I have perfected that game to an art form. With only two players, we are guaranteed to have complete and total miscommunication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    My riding buddy was telling someone else in the department about one of our regular weekend rides (usually on a nice country road at about 7:30 or 8 on a Sunday morning once it starts getting hot) and apparently his response was "What!?! I can't imagine that dude getting out of bed before noon."

    For some reason it really got under my skin that he thought I was a slacker/**** up and I'm definitely more cool towards him know.
    that's really funny. why would they think that? are you always coming to work late with beer stains on your shirt or something?

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    At my last office, I somehow developed a reputation of being the guy who could speak every language. It was weird — I was asked variously to decode Italian, Korean and to talk to someone on the phone in Spanish, despite not speaking any Italian or Korean, and knowing only very rudimentary Spanish. I was able to make some headway with the Italian and Spanish, but was a total letdown with the Korean .

    In both that and my current job, I was/am known as the crazy bike guy, but I think that one might be more deserved. Still, compared to some people, I'm a bike noob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    that's really funny. why would they think that? are you always coming to work late with beer stains on your shirt or something?
    We're grad students so the only time I have to "come to work" is to teach a class, hold office hours, or attend meetings, but I am the most anal person I know about punctuality and usually show up anywhere I need to be 5 minutes early and wait around outside. I don't do drugs, drink less than my peers, and do my work well.

    It was really a mystery.

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    People here think I'm on biking forums too much. I'm not sure what they're talking about...

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    Well they are WRONG, I tellya. It's BIKE FORUMS, not biking forums. Tell them to git wid da pogram.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    At my last office, I somehow developed a reputation of being the guy who could speak every language. It was weird — I was asked variously to decode Italian, Korean and to talk to someone on the phone in Spanish, despite not speaking any Italian or Korean, and knowing only very rudimentary Spanish. I was able to make some headway with the Italian and Spanish, but was a total letdown with the Korean .

    In both that and my current job, I was/am known as the crazy bike guy, but I think that one might be more deserved. Still, compared to some people, I'm a bike noob.
    As I remember your Béarnais Ossalois whistle language, Aramaic, and Estonian are all in the need of some polish as well.

    See what I did there?

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    @ Siu: I KNOW! Geeze

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    Self employed.
    If I have to put up with the outlandish rumors I hear myself saying behind my back for much longer, I'm taking it up with the boss.

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    Everyone thinks I'm a grouchy prick, I don't know why.
    Now go f yourself, wussy.
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    Where I work they are right....I'm a Deadhead,Long-Haired,Tye-Dye wearin,Jerry Listenin to,420 lovin Freak!!! and I love it!!!
    And when someone asks,What is that yer listenin to? and I say "6/15/85 Greek Soundboard Second Set" The look on their face is priceless!!

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    Everyone at work thought I was a complete ****, so no, I did not have an unfair reputation...

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    People at work constantly threaten to kill me. Honestly. I get voicemails like, [Voicemail received from: Sean] "I'm going to kill you slowly... oh s**t! my name is on this!" [click]

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Everyone at work thought I was a complete ****, so no, I did not have an unfair reputation...
    i heard you promise to fix things but don't follow though.

    j/k

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    i heard you promise to fix things but don't follow though.

    j/k
    oh snap (my new favorite phrase.)

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    One of my colleagues printed out and posted above my desk, a sign saying:
    "incorrigible punster... do not incorrige!"

    It's unfortunately true - I'm the chap from whom many bad jokes stem...
    That said, I'm also well respected amongst my peers too and one of the more senior folks in my group, so it's not all bad.

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    - Crazy bicycle guy... Earned by commuting in all manner of foul weather and riding more in a weekend than most of my co-workers will drive.

    - The Heavy... I didn't need to do anything to earn this one. People from other departments ask me to sit in on vendor meetings, contract negotiations, etc. Not to actually say anything; just to sit there and be big. I think it's funny, because 98% of the time I'm not a mean person at all, and there are way better contract negotiators at the company than I ever plan to be.

    - The Copier Repair Guy... I think I mentioned once that I worked as a night-shift manager at a Kinko's, so people assume that I can fix all our copier/printer/scanner/fax problems. Or that I want to fix them. Or that I have the time to fix them. Those people are wrong.

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