Category: Coworkers

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Don’t Question The Boss’s Rain

| OH, USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Musical Mayhem

(We have a really cool boss who has a sarcastic sense of humor and often makes pop culture references, often obscure or pointless ones. In this instance another employee has made a small and easily fixable and forgettable mistake. However, as he is new and still a bit nervous I am giving him a hard time about it. Boss comes over and hears us “arguing.”)

Coworker: “Don’t blame me. I don’t wanna get in trouble.”

Me: “I already get blamed for everything, so if all else fails, you can blame it on me.”

Boss: “Guys, we’ll just do like Milli Vanilli and blame it on the rain.”

(Boss and I both laugh at the lame joke.)

Coworker: *staring blankly* “Who’s Milli Vanilli?”

Boss: *to coworker in deadpan voice* “You know what? Don’t talk to me. We’re no longer friends.”

(Boss walked away and tried to keep a straight face.)

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Well, Those Can Be Edible Too

| UT, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers, Food & Drink, Language & Words, Rude & Risque

(There are extra cupboards in our break-room where workers are allowed to stash snacks.)

Male Coworker: “Is it odd that every time I hear the word “unmentionables” I think of all the food that I have stashed in different areas of the office, and not of women’s lingerie?”

Me: *bursts out laughing, and walks away*

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Arachnoergophobia: The Fear Of Spiders At Work

| NM, USA | Coworkers, Pets & Animals

(I am very easily startled, and tend to shriek when startled. My coworkers are well-aware of this, and well-amused by it. One day, when I am in the bathroom, the toilet paper runs out, so I grab the new roll sitting on the toilet, behind me, only to realize as soon as I look at it that there’s a spider sitting on it. Naturally, I drop the roll and shriek.)

Coworker: *from outside the bathroom* “Where’s [My Name]? That’s her scream.”

Me: “THERE WAS A F***ING SPIDER ON THE TOILET PAPER ROLL!”

Everyone: *laughing*

Me: *exits bathroom* “I don’t want to deal with spiders when I have my pants down! I’m fine with spiders any other time, but not when I’m practically half naked!”