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    Category: Geeks Rule

    Thinking Outside The Boxes

    | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (We are stocking a new store right in the centre of Sydney. As each truckload of stock comes in we have to unload it very quickly as a public laneway is blocked. We then have to stuff as much of it into a lift as possible.)

    Coworker: *slotting a box into a space* “To think my parents said all those hours I played Tetris were just a waste of time.”

    Very Bad Who-mor

    | Denver, CO, USA | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

    (I’m putting store stickers on merchandise when I pull out a hoodie that has the TARDIS from Doctor Who.)

    Me: *turns to coworker* “It’s a Doctor Whoodie!”

    Coworker: *snorts in amusement*

    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.)

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