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    Their Nerdiness Has Hit The Wall

    | USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

    (My boss and I are huge Game of Thrones Fans. A former manager decided what characters we all were and we harass each other as such on a daily basis.)

    Manager: *glares at me as I’m walking by* “…Tarth.”

    Me: *glares back and keeps walking* “…Baratheon.”

    (Later on he finds his way back into my department.)

    Manager: “Death to Brienne of Tarth!”

    Me: “At least I get things done. That’s more than they can say for House Baratheon.”

    Manager: “LISTEN. Stannis Baratheon gets things done, too!”

    Me: “Okay, name ONE thing that was all Stannis and not him hiding behind Melisandre. I’ll wait.”

    Manager: “…Okay, you have a point.”

    (A woman working the customer service desk walks up, who also happens to be a fan of the show.)

    Me and the Manager: “HOUSE TULLY!”

    (Another coworker who doesn’t watch Game of Thrones hears the exchange)

    Coworker: “You guys are nerds…”

    Your Scheduling Is Pure Magic

    | NE, USA | Employees, Geeks Rule, Technology

    (One of our doctors has asked that a patient’s appointment be removed from the daily list so the guy won’t get a double charge because of an error. We go to the front desk where one of our techs is helping cover during lunch. He is smart, but a bit of a goofball.)

    Doctor: “Hey, can you take that patient off the appointment list? Nurse says you know how.”

    Tech: “Sure.” *proceeds to work on computer* “Click this, click his name go here, click, and there, he’s disappeared! I AM THE HARRY POTTER OF SCHEDULING!” *takes a pen out of his scrub pocket and gestures at the doctor* “ALAHAMORA!”

    Educate Your Boss On This One

    | OR, USA | Bosses & Owners, Family & Kids, Geeks Rule

    (I answer the phone. I am a Midwest transplant.)

    Me: “Thank you for calling [Business]. This is [My Name] speaking. How may I direct your call?”

    Customer: “Manager! Now!”

    Me: “Thank you; please hold for [Manager].”

    (Manager storms out of his office minutes later.)

    Manager: “How dare you answer the phone like a machine! I keep getting complaints!”

    Me: “I’m sorry; I answer how I’ve been taught in previous jobs.”

    Manager: “But you sound too… educated!”

    Me: “Well, I am working here to supplement my income while getting my PhD.”

    Manager: “Answer how your parents taught you!”

    Me: “My parents, as in the history professor at [Prestigious Private School] and the economics professor at [First Tier State School]?”

    Manager: “What about your first job?”

    Me: “At the private library?”

    (Manager stares at me.)

    Manager: “This is what happens when nerds have kids!”

    I Find Your Lack Of Dark Lord Knowledge Disturbing

    | MO, USA | Employees, Geeks Rule

    Me: “Can I borrow Vader?” *referring to a Darth Vader key-ring*

    Employee #1: “That’s the ‘Dark Lord’.”

    (From down the hall.)

    Employee #2: “No, that’s Voldemort.”

    First Boarding For A Galaxy Far Far Away

    | Portland, OR, USA | Awesome Workers, Geeks Rule

    (I am traveling with my two partners for the holidays. We arrive at the gate to line up for our flight. The boarding agent makes some announcements about boarding order, and then…)

    Boarding Agent: “…since I don’t have my hands full for boarding assistance today, the first person who asks me a Star Wars trivia question I can’t answer can have priority boarding.”

    (I turn to my partners with an extremely excited face. They give me the thumbs up. I walk to the front.)

    Me: “Who was Leia’s suitor in ‘The Courtship of Princess Leia’?”

    Boarding Agent: *thinks for a moment* “Prince Isolder. But I’m still impressed you asked me something so obscure, so you and your group can board the plane now. Also, is that a Doctor Who scarf you’re wearing?”

    Me: “Got it in one.”

    (We board the plane, before the eyes of a nonplussed crowd.)

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