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    Working Like A Machine

    | WA, USA | Bosses & Owners, Health & Body, Movies & TV

    (I work at a small gym where we get most of our cleaning and other duties done fairly quickly. Many of us workout during dead times. We have tvs on only one of the walls.)

    Me: *to my manager* “Hey, if there’s nothing else you need me to do, I’d like to get a bit of a workout in, if that’s all right.”

    Manager: “So long as you watch the door while you’re at it.”

    Me: “Don’t worry; I’ll just be on [machine that’s near the door].”

    Manager: “That’s great. I always turn that one around when I workout and I have to watch the door. Here let me help you!”

    (She helps me turn it around.)

    Manager: “Perfect! Now you can see the door perfectly.”

    Me: *jokingly* “Aw man, but now I can’t watch TV.” *beat* “Not that I watch TV on the clock.”

    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…”

    Dial M For Murder

    | USA | Bad Behavior, Employees, Movies & TV

    (My friend got a few calls from a telemarketer. One day she gets a hammer and a water pillow on a table, and answers the phone.)

    Telemarketer: “Hello, I—”

    Friend: *yelling as if talking to someone off the phone* “DO IT AGAIN YOU B****! GO AFTER MY MAN AND I’LL PUT A BULLET THROUGH YOUR SKULL!”

    (My friend bangs the table with the hammer, imitating the sound of a gunshot. She then pushes the water pillow off the table and onto the hardwood floor with a thud.)

    Friend: *into phone, very creepily* “And I don’t leave any witnesses!”

    Telemarketer: *click*

    (This was five or six months ago. Amazingly, she has yet to hear from the police, or the telemarketers.)

    I Just Swan To Get Out Of Here, Part 2

    | Phoenix, AZ, USA | Coworkers, Movies & TV

    (In the communications center, we have some new hires on the floor in their first phase of training. I’m talking to one for the first time. We’re trying to see if we have any mutual interests.)

    Me: “I have a tendency to spend a lot of money on books.”

    Trainee: “I don’t read much.”

    Me: “Not even Harry Potter?” *this is usually my go-to series with people, with it being so popular*

    Trainee: “I never really liked Harry Potter.”

    Me: *jokingly* “We can’t be friends then.”

    Trainee: “But I do like Twilight!”

    Me: *after a pause* “We REALLY can’t be friends then.”

    I Just Swan To Get Out Of Here

    The Mistress Of Suspense

    | USA | Coworkers, Movies & TV

    (I am talking to my coworker about movies.)

    Coworker: “I really like horror movies. To look at me you’d think I liked pop music and girly movies but I really like horror.”

    Me: “So do you like Hitchcock, then?”

    Coworker: “I haven’t seen that one, actually.”

    Me: “…”

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