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    Category: Geeks Rule

    A Yippee-Kay-Aye Work Day

    | Washington, DC, USA | Employees, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

    (I press the button for the elevator and wait to go down to lunch. A couple seconds later the doors of the far elevator start to open, but awkwardly. I look and notice there are two workmen on top of the elevator car, which is about halfway down the opening, as they try to fix something. One workman is mostly hidden from view, but the second sees me looking at them.)

    Workman #1: “Don’t mind us. We’re just filming Die Hard 10.”

    Workman #2: *to Workman #1* “You’re an idiot.”

    I Love(Craft) Working Here

    | Manteca, CA, USA | Awesome Workers, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (I am getting ready to go out on the floor at the retail store I work at, and one of the managers on duty randomly tells me that he had a weird dream where I was controlling Cthulhu to attack him to make him give me time off. He, like me, is also a giant gamer nerd. I think that is a rather opportune moment to pull out of my tiny purse the tiny Cthulhu mini that I got at a recent convention, and trot one on the table towards him… saying:)

    Me: *in Cthulhu voice* “[My Name] tells me that you don’t want to let her off of work tomorrow for her sister’s wedding shower. Cthulhu compels you!”

    Manager On Duty: *bursts into laughter* “How… do you have him in your purse? What the h***?”

    Me: “I am magic… and also impressed with your obviously clairvoyant powers.”

    (Suddenly randomly one of our other coworkers, who I figured thought we were both insane, pops out with:)

    Coworker: “Well, the Dark Lord has spoken; you have to let her have the day off tomorrow.”

    Manager On Duty: “Fine… but I need you to work recovery next week.”

    Me: “Very good. The Dark Lord is pleased.” *puts mini Cthulhu back in my purse and starts my shift*

    Undergoing A Transformation

    | SC, USA | Awesome Workers, Geeks Rule

    (I’ve liked comics since I was a little girl but I’d always been too shy to go to a comic store, for various reasons. I finally wander into one to get a birthday present for my sister and have a terrible time finding it until I swallow my embarrassment and ask for help. Shyly, I ask him where they keep the Transformers comics.)

    Cashier: *surprised* ” People don’t usually ask for those! We might be out, but I’ll show you where they would be.”

    (Sure enough, I find exactly what I am looking for. I start coming in pretty regularly during lunch break, always looking for Transformers comics. Then one afternoon, I walk in and find one issue of the newest comic. I grab it, and when I turn around, the cashier is grinning.)

    Cashier: “I always order extra Transformers now.”

    (Needless to say, I will continue frequenting that store.)

    Walk A Mile In My Affordable Shoes

    | ID, USA | Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Money

    (I’m the workplace nerd, and one of my hobbies is collecting Transformers figures, which I freely admit is an expensive hobby. One of the figures I ordered is sent to the wrong post office, so I request an extra half-hour for lunch to go pick it up, which my boss grants. I return to work and open the package in the break room in full view of a couple of coworkers.)

    Coworker: “So, this is what you went to pick up?”

    Me: “Yes, it is.” *holds up the figure* “Isn’t he awesome?”

    Coworker: “How much did this cost you?”

    Me: “Um… about a hundred dollars plus shipping.”

    Coworker: *snottily* “Well, if you can spend a hundred dollars on toys, I have some bills you can help me pay.”

    Me: *looks down at her feet* “And how much did your shoes cost?”

    Coworker: *dirty look*

    Working The Twilight Shift

    , | OH, USA | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (Normally, I work the evening shift at the restaurant, but today I am working an earlier shift.)

    Coworker: “[My Name], what are you doing here this early?”

    Me: “I was scheduled to work from noon.”

    Coworker: “Can vampires get up that early?”

    Me: “Hey! I do not sparkle!”

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