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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…”

    Her Brain Is A Void

    | USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Extra Stupid

    (I work at a convenience store that accepts electronic checks. Before going electronic, the registers would endorse the check and they would go in our cash drawers. Now, the checks get processed electronically. The register scans and accepts the check as payment, then we flip it over to the written side and the word ‘void’ is printed on it before being handed back to the customer. The money comes out of the customer’s account, and they get the now-voided check back to prevent reuse or fraud. I ask my manager about some rumors I’d heard about a coworker having a problem with the electronic checks.)

    Me: “Hey, [Manager], what happened with [Coworker] and somebody’s check?”

    Manager: “Oh, my god. This lady’s check wouldn’t process electronically. So she just wrote ‘void’ on it and gave it back to her.”

    Me: “She VOIDED it!?”

    (Instead of putting the check in her drawer like we used to, she voided it and sent the customer on their way with more than $70 worth of stuff. For free. My coworker had to pay that back herself. We still shake our heads at that stroke of genius!)

    Go To Work Like A Pirate Day

    | Robeline, LA, USA | Awesome Workers, Coworkers, Theme Of The Month

    (At the beginning of October, we got permission from the store owners to wear costumes on Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday so I go all-out and sew myself an elaborate pirate costume including a wide-brimmed hat decorated with a large dyed-red ostrich plume. Needless to say, my coworkers are impressed.)

    Coworker #1: *touching my coat sleeve* Oh, my god, is that velvet?!

    Me: *grinning* “It sure is. I got it on sale, too, or I would have used velveteen because it’s much cheaper.” *I point at my shirt* “And I made this from a twin-sized bed sheet that I caught on sale. It’s the same type of fabric I needed but it was much cheaper this way.”

    Coworker #2: *pointing at the purse at my waist* “Did you make that, too? It looks really neat.”

    Me: *nodding* “I had to have something to carry my money and cell phone and a modern purse just wouldn’t look good.”

    Coworker #1: “Okay, but can we just talk about how awesome your hat is?” *she reaches for it then hesitates* “Can I get a closer look at it?”

    Me: “Sure.”

    (I pull off my hat and she and Coworker #2 look it over, murmuring to each other how amazing it is that my stitches are so straight and that it looks professionally made.)

    Coworker #2: *pointing at my head* “Did you make that bandana, too?!”

    Me: *even bigger grin* “Yes, I did! I couldn’t find one that I liked so I pulled some fabric from my stash box and made it last minute. It keeps the wool hat from making my hair all static-y and crazy.”

    Coworker #1: “Okay, [Coworker #2], I know you’re about to clock out and are getting ready to leave but I’ve just got to have a picture of her costume, so please do me a big favor and cover the register for her.” *she holds up a digital camera* “I brought this to take pictures of my friends and family’s kids when they came in but you look awesome.”

    (Coworker #1 then proceeded to take several pictures of me from different angles, with and without my hat. That was three years ago and she still has those pictures saved to her computer in an album of Halloween photos.)

    Greeted Not Defeated

    | Abisko, Sweden | Coworkers, Ignoring/Inattentive, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (I have started to work in the store as a clerk.)

    Manager: “I would just like to tell you that the locals like you working here in the store.”

    Me: “Oh, that’s nice.”

    Manager: “Yeah, they think it’s nice that you greet them and say hi when they’re being rung up.”

    Me: “So… not all employees greets the customers at the checkout?”

    Manager: “No, not at all.”

    Me: “Wow… I thought it was something everyone does.”

    Music To My Fears

    | LA, USA | Coworkers, Liars/Scammers, Musical Mayhem

    (We have a little stereo in our store and are allowed to play music as long as it’s not too loud. I take my iPod and plug it to the stereo via auxiliary cable, as I prefer various genres of rock but the only radio station that comes in plays country and pop. After about a month of doing this, my manager comments on it one night.)

    Manager: *cringing* “Gosh, [My Name]! What on earth are you listening to?”

    Me: “That’s Marilyn Manson. Next song is Poison.”

    Manager: “Well, you need to turn it down and [Manager’s Boss] says that we have to keep it on a station like [Only Station that will tune in] because people might complain.”

    Me: “Oh? I haven’t had anyone complain so far and even though it’s not that loud I always turn it down when someone comes in.”

    Manager: “Yes, [Manager’s Boss] said so.”

    Me: “Right. I’ll remember that.”

    Manager: “Good.”

    (What my manager doesn’t know is that her boss had come in on my shift before and commented on how nice it was to hear a change in music and that he liked the playlist on my iPod. We also discussed music and he said he’d like to get his hands on my iTunes.)

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