Category: Coworkers


Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 3

| Seattle, WA, USA | Coworkers, Technology, Time

(This is soon after Pokémon Go comes out and a lot of my coworkers are into playing it. There’s a Pokéstop that can be accessed from inside the building. I’m off work; my coworker is not. We’re both by the Pokéstop catching Pokémon.)

Coworker: “Ha! I caught it! Now time to take my break.”

Me: “Didn’t you just take your break?”

Coworker: “Shh!”

Here We Pokémon Go Again
Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 2


Cat-apulted To A New Level Of Crazy

| San Jose, CA, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Pets & Animals

(I’m known for being a bit of a crazy cat lady; my boyfriend and I have three. Coworker #1 also adores cats, but our work is just his day job. In his ‘other life’ he’s a vocalist in a death metal band and his label sends him out on tours, ranging from weeks to months, two or three times a year, so having pets is out of the question. He’s chatting with another coworker when I walk by. He suddenly calls after me:)

Coworker #1: “Oh! I thought of you this weekend!”

Me: “Should I be worried?”

Coworker #1: “No, I just went to the grocery store and there was a little kitty in the parking lot. He didn’t have a tail and he was SO CUTE. I spent about five minutes chasing him in circles trying to pet him and yelling, ‘WHY?! COME BACK! I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU!’”

Me: “Aww. I completely understand.”

Coworker #2: *shaking his head* “There’s something wrong with you guys.”


Here We Pokémon Go Again, Part 2

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Geeks Rule, Technology

(I work in the IT department of a university. Pokémon Go has just been released, and we are discussing the potential it could have for overloading the computer network when semester starts.)

Colleague: “It seems that one of the buildings on campus is a Pokémon Gym. We’re going to have all sorts of congestion.”

Me: “I noticed quite a few Pokéstops around the campus on my way in, too.”

(At this point, I have to explain to Colleague #2 what a Pokéstop is. For those who don’t play Pokémon Go, Pokéstops are locations where you can get items like Pokeballs, potions, etc. to help in the game. As I finish, my manager comes up.)

Manager: “What’s going on here?”

Colleague: “We may be getting some wi-fi traffic from this Pokémon Go game.”

(We explain what we’ve discussed.)

Manager: “Well, what would you recommend?”

Colleague: “If it becomes an issue, we could identify which ports Pokémon Go uses and block them in the firewall.”

(My manager gets a bit of an evil grin.)

Manager: “A different kind of Pokéstop.”

(Turned out, my manager’s son had downloaded it and been playing it over the weekend.)



Here We Pokémon Go Again