Category: Coworkers

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Hit The Roof Of Efficient Inefficiency

| BC, Canada | Coworkers

(My son works for a local roofing company. There are several in our town, one of which (we’ll call it Worthington Roofing), is known for taking much longer to finish jobs than they should.)

Foreman: “Well, guys. We should be able to finish this job by noon, and then I’m afraid you’ll be off until we start that other roof next week.”

Coworker: “Oh, d***. We should at least be able to make this job last for the rest of the day.”

Son: “There’s no way we could drag this out for more than a couple of hours.”

Coworker: “Not even if we ‘Worthington’ it?”

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Trying To Work On Not Working Here

| Houston, TX, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Coworkers

(I am visiting my old workplace and start talking to a former coworker while she’s on duty.)

Me: “Hey, this display table isn’t supposed to be in here! It goes in [other area]!”

Former Coworker: “Well, it’s been in here for like two months now…”

Me: “I don’t like it! I’m putting it back!”

(My former coworker rolls her eyes and goes to help a customer while I attempt to relocate the table. It’s a 4-6 person job, so my 5’4″, 120-pound body is not moving it anywhere. Former Coworker returns to find me straightening the product on the table.)

Former Coworker: “Hey thanks for straightening [Product] for me. It’s on sale this weekend so it’s been a huge mess!”

Me: “You can tell I worked here too long when I do this instinctively.”

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Freeze In Terror

| Houston, TX, USA | Awesome Workers, Coworkers

(I’m working in the bakery of a well-known grocery store, cleaning up at the end of a fairly long night. For once, I’m actually working with someone instead of being left alone.)

Coworker: “Hey, what happens if I leave the freezer door open too long?”

Me: “Well, eventually, the temperature in there will go above freezing, the stuff in there will thaw out and we’ll get in trouble.”

Coworker: *rolling her eyes* “I meant just for a few minutes!”

Me: “The ghost could escape!”

Coworker: “Pfft, whatever.”

(Suddenly, as she turns to go into the freezer, she screams in horror and recoils!)

Me: “What was it?!”

Coworker: “I left a cart in the doorway and wasn’t expecting something solid there!”

Me: “Oh, I thought you actually saw the ghost!”