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Old 07-31-07, 11:31 PM
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The silly things people do.

In the warehouse, the head boss wanted the overhead light fixtures to be cleaned. He had instructed someone to do it. The eager to please employee promptly took the ladder, some towels and some spray with him to complete the job.

The boss came to check on him and started to yell and scream, saying that he is wasting time spraying and wiping. "Pay attention, you are going to learn something about efficiency".

The next thing you know, the boss himself climbs up the ladder with a feather duster and proceeds to furiously dust the fixture. Needless to say, everything below the light fixture (including myself and the other employee) were now covered in filth. The boss came down from the ladder, and told the guy to clean up all the dirt from where it landed.

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Got any stories about the silly things you have witnessed? (Or perhaps done yourself?)
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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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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Got any stories about the silly things you have witnessed? (Or perhaps done yourself?)
Hard to top yours, but I'll try. When I was 13 or so, I witnessed a friend's father screaming at him (I am not exagerating, the volume was close to ear-shattering - the dad turned some interesting colors, too) for - I swear I am not making this up - not being cheerful enough.

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to suppress laughter when you're 13 years old and listening to your friend's hothead father uttering such immortal lines as "God d*mn it, cheer the f*ck up!" at about 103dB? Laughing was not an option - at least not right then - as I was standing about three feet away from this performance. I managed to keep a straight face, but only by causing severe stress to my jaw muscles, my sides, and pretty much every place subject to hernias.
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I see lots of people in my office leave the restroom without washing their hands, even after they #2.
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OH ew. That is so gross. And to think you probably shake hands with these people!

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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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Old 08-01-07, 02:12 AM
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OH ew. That is so gross. And to think you probably shake hands with these people!

there's a line in a move I saw recently bartender to customer, "Don't eat those. They're the spit backs."
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Boss gripes about how his company needs to make money.

Then brags about how the restrooms cost $30k each...and how each specialty lightbulb in the lobby costs $150 to replace.
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Boss gripes about how his company needs to make money.

Then brags about how the restrooms cost $30k each...and how each specialty lightbulb in the lobby costs $150 to replace.
how else do you justify 60min restroom breaks
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Old 08-01-07, 08:11 AM
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Haven't they all be documented... on the Simpsons?
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No. My boss is pretty much perfect... and darn handsome also.









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Old 08-01-07, 11:20 PM
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When I was driving nails I had a boss that would regularly have panic attacks. He'd snatch tools out of anyones hands, push them out of the way, and proceed to yell how they were doing their job wrong and then break something important.

On one remodel job he had run everyone out of the kitchen while he was going to singlehandedly install an upper cabinet. He hoisted the cabinet in place, holding it there with the side of his head and shoulder, and was going to hold it in place with a toggle bolt and fender washer (a washer about the size of a poker chip). He was using a brand new, high torque drill he was quite proud. He put the bolt between his fingers, picked up his new drill and with terrible quickness not only secured the cabinet to the wall, but also pinned his fingers behind the fender washer, and then dropped the drill.

We watched his big ass struggle, stuck in a cabinet and trying to pick up a drill with the tip of a steel toed boot, for ten minutes before he had the humility to ask for help.
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that was pretty silly...despite him being a jerk...someone should have helped him...you know...take the high road?
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What and miss a golden opportunity to negotiate raises and paid lunches?

He wasn't yelling in pain or actually injure anything more than pride, and we had trouble catching our breath from laughing, but yeah, I know you're right.
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sorry Allen, I wasn't trying to put you down.
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No big, I did not take it as such.
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Reminds me of the time that I slammed the trunk lid on my own middle finger.

Rather than shut it normally, I had the keys in my right hand (hooked onto the pinky) and used my index finger of the same hand to shut it by pulling down on the side of the trunk lid. For some reason my middle finger was never moved out of the way and when the lid shut, the keys dropped out of my hand and into the street. It didn't hurt at all so I just stood there for about five or six minutes trying to get the keys with my foot but to no avail.

After shouting as loud as I could, someone finally came out of the house and helped. At first it didn't bleed right away but when it finally did (as I started to rub it) it bled for a long time and both sides of my finger were sliced. I wrapped it up and hoped for the best.

I still have the scars on both sides of my finger. I still have no feeling in it. Oh well. *shrugs*
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poor baby...someone should kiss it for you..course you wouldn't feel it...
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I have a pretty good story about this time when I did something really asinine to our admin assistant...but there's just no way to do it justice on paper.

(and besides, you people don't know what a scary-nice person I am--yet!--so the sheer irony of ME acting like THAT wouldn't register. )
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I see lots of people in my office leave the restroom without washing their hands, even after they #2.
What gets me are the folks that wash their hands BEFORE taking their number, not after.....WTF is up with that?
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silly things that people do

everytime I walk down the dock(at the marina) in my full cycling kit, with my bike in hand, some genius will ask me "are you going for a ride?".

My answer is normally - "No, i'm just wearing the spandex cuz it makes me feel sexy."

I need a little help with some new answers for the idiots.
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What gets me are the folks that wash their hands BEFORE taking their number, not after.....WTF is up with that?
I wash my hands before AND after. Because my hands get so dirty from the work I do.
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What gets me are the folks that wash their hands BEFORE taking their number, not after.....WTF is up with that?
Even worse are the people that don't flush. i was in the restroom standing 2 urinals away from another guy, and a third guy was in one of the stalls finishing up a particularly noisy issue. Then guy #3 just opens the door and leaves, no flush, no wash, no nuthin. Me and guy #2 just stared at each other like WTF? you flush it! no you flush it!
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Reminds me of the time that I slammed the trunk lid on my own middle finger.

Rather than shut it normally, I had the keys in my right hand (hooked onto the pinky) and used my index finger of the same hand to shut it by pulling down on the side of the trunk lid. For some reason my middle finger was never moved out of the way and when the lid shut, the keys dropped out of my hand and into the street. It didn't hurt at all so I just stood there for about five or six minutes trying to get the keys with my foot but to no avail.

After shouting as loud as I could, someone finally came out of the house and helped. At first it didn't bleed right away but when it finally did (as I started to rub it) it bled for a long time and both sides of my finger were sliced. I wrapped it up and hoped for the best.

I still have the scars on both sides of my finger. I still have no feeling in it. Oh well. *shrugs*

Um, Siu, not to be off topic but I think you may have toasted a nerve if you still can't feel it.

Sounds like it hurt like a *******
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