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    The Family Weather Report

    | Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Movies & TV

    (My coworker is an attorney. He’s walking in from lunch.)

    Coworker: “It looks like it’s going to rain.”

    Me: “Um, say it right, please!”

    Coworker: *as Ollie Williams from Family Guy* “It’s gon’ rain!”

    Me: “That’s better.”

    Human Contamination At An All-Time Low

    | Italy | Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Movies & TV

    (We’re inspecting a tube bundle and have ordered the tubes by rows and columns.)

    Coworker: “Okay, so the next tube is in row 23, column 19…” *suddenly screaming* “23-19! WE HAVE A 23-19! WE HAVE A 23-19!”

    Me: *leaps three feet in the air* “WHAT?”

    Coworker: “You never watched Monsters, Inc., did you?”

    Welcome To The Cliché Farm

    | Milwaukee, WI, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Movies & TV

    (I am 18, and have been hired by a local farm to help out for the summer. The terms of my contract aren’t clear, so my dad brings me in one day to sort it out. We’re in the office with my boss when one of my coworkers walks in.)

    Coworker: “You wanted to see me?”

    Boss: “Oh, yes. [My Name], [Dad], can you excuse us for a second?”

    Dad: “Sure.”

    (We walk out of the office; she closes the door. The next thing we hear is muffled shouting. My dad and I look at each other and crack up.)

    Me: “I thought that only happened in the movies!”

    Dad: “Yeah, so did I!”

    That Age-Old Taboo

    | CA, USA | Employees, Language & Words, Movies & TV

    (I’m autistic, and despite holding a customer service position, I’ve never been very good at conversing with people (I was hired primarily for my extensive knowledge of our products). After watching one of my coworkers easily strike up lively conversations with customers, I decide to try practicing my social skills with a customer who’s purchasing a DVD.)

    Me: “Oh! I really need to watch this one. I’ve heard it’s excellent.”

    Customer: “Yeah, it’s great! I first watched it back when I was, like, thirteen. I didn’t get most of the references back then.”

    Me: “You saw it when you were thirteen? Wow, I didn’t know it had been around that long!”

    (The customer was suddenly less enthusiastic for the rest of the transaction. I didn’t figure out what could have gone wrong until after he left. Then I decided it’d be best to stop practicing for the day.)

    Miss A Deadline And Its Literally The End Of The World

    | AB, Canada | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Movies & TV

    (This happened a few years ago when the movie ’2012′ was about to come out. The district manager was paying our office a visit, and decided to treat us out to lunch. While enjoying our lunch, an ad for the film “2012″ came on TV.)

    District Manager: “What’s the deal with this movie? Why does everyone think the world’s going to end in 2012?”

    Me: “Oh, that has to do with the ancient Mayan calendar. The calendar actually ends in the year 2012, so a lot of conspiracy nuts believe the world will end that year.”

    District Manager: “Huh. Do we have an exact date in 2012 for when they think the world’s going to end?”

    Me: “I think it’s December 21.”

    (The district manager pulls out his BlackBerry and begins frantically typing. A few seconds later, the smart phones of all the sales staff beep, and they check the e-mail they just got from the district manager.)

    Sales Manager: “Did you just move up the billing deadlines for December 2012 because you think the world’s going to end?”

    District Manager: “It doesn’t hurt to play it safe.”


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