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    Call Center Dementor

    | Seattle, WA, USA | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (I’m am employed in a inbound retail call center, but am on loan to a buying office to cover medical leave. I have just received word that the person I am covering for is coming back almost a week early.)

    Me: “I don’t want to go back to the call center.”

    Coworker: “I always picture the call center like Azkabhan.”

    Me: “From ‘Harry Potter?’”

    Coworker: “Yeah.”

    Me: “A dark, soulless place where people suck all the joy and happiness from your life. Sounds about right.”

    Sam, Dean, And A Little Baby

    | Adelaide, SA, Australia | Employees, Extra Stupid, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

    (I am looking to purchase a copy of a tie-in magazine for the TV show ‘Supernatural.’ I can’t find it on the shelf but while I am browsing the owner asks if I need any help.)

    Owner: “Can I help you with anything?”

    Me: “Yes, do you have Supernatural Magazine?”

    Owner: “We don’t have that one but we have these! They are about the same thing.”

    (The owner has taken me around to the ‘women’s interest’ section and is pointing at magazines about babies and motherhood.)

    Me: “This is not what I was after.”

    Owner: “We don’t have Pregnancy magazine but these are all about pregnancy!”

    Really Gets The Kids True Blood Pumping

    | Little Creek, KY, USA | Employees, Family & Kids, Geeks Rule

    (There is a book series I like reading that has illustrated covers that look more like children’s books. Unfortunately, this store has a bad habit of putting them in the section for kids rather in the adult or sci-fi sections that they normally go in.)

    Me: “Ma’am, this book doesn’t belong in the children’s section.”

    Manager: “What? Why? Its cover looks like a child’s book.”

    Me: “Well there’s the sex scenes for one.”

    Manager: “The vendor places those, but I’ll ask about it.”

    (The following year the same thing happened with the next book in the series.)

    Me: “Ma’am, this book isn’t a children’s book.”

    Manager #1: “Oh? The cover looks like a children’s book.”

    Me: “The sex isn’t that graphic in this one but it’s pretty obvious where he’s touching her.”

    Manager #1: “What?!”

    Me: *shows page*

    Manager #1: “Follow me!” *brings me to Manager #2* “Tell her what you found.”

    Me: “This book was in the children’s section even though it has some very adult sexual situations.” *shows page*

    Manager #2: “What? This is in the book? Get [Manager #3].”

    Manager #3: “What’s the problem?”

    (I don’t know if they moved the books out of that section or not, but I do know all three managers looked VERY interested in the book after reading that page! I can only hope, now that HBO has turned the books into a popular show called ‘True Blood,’ that the vendors aren’t trying to shove them into the kiddie sections anymore!)

    404 Error: Judgement Day Not Found

    | Kent, England, UK | Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Technology

    (My coworker and I are both into sci-fi and action movies and often have long and detailed discussions on the subject. On this particular day we were have serious connection problems with our phones and Internet. Needless to say it’s getting annoying.)

    Coworker: “For God’s sake! My Internet just crashed again! What the h*** is wrong with it?!”

    Me: “I blame Skynet.”

    Coworker: “Is that our Internet provider?”

    Me: “…no. It’s the super-computer from Terminator.”

    Coworker: ” Well, now I feel stupid.”

    Using TARDIS 2.0

    | USA | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (A coworker is trying to correct an error in the computer system.)

    Coworker: “Umm, it says that I just changed the past.”

    Me: “You wouldn’t know if you had. Changing the past changes the present.”

    Coworker: “So is this the original past or the changed past?”

    Me: “Depends on if someone reset the timeline.”


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