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May Theme Of The Month: Revenge of the Geeks!

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Introducing the Theme Of The Month: Revenge of the Geeks!

Entering is easy:

  1. Submit a funny or interesting story about this month’s theme: Revenge of the Geeks. Share a story about a worker/colleague who never underestimated the power of the Geek side!
  2. At the end of the month, we’ll feature our favorite Theme Of The Month stories in a roundup!
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The Franchise Is Strong With Them

| OH, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Geeks Rule

(I work in a cubicle bullpen. This afternoon I hear from several rows away, with no context whatsoever…)

Man: “Star Wars.”

Woman: *confused* “Star Wars?”

Man: *laughing* “Star Wars! Star Wars!”

Woman: *excited* “Star Wars!”

Man: *agreeing* “Star Wars!”

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Not A Magical Gathering

| Canada | Coworkers, Geeks Rule

(My Coworkers and I are incredibly nerdy: at least four of us are working on convention costumes between calls, someone has a tattoo in Elvish, and at least a couple of us are learning to speak it. We also often play Magic: The Gathering or read comics between calls. Five of us are chatting before a meeting…)

Coworker #1: “…which I think is probably pretty popular with a certain amount of World of Warcraft players, heh.”

Coworker #2: “Uh… World of Warcraft? What’s that?”

Coworker #1: “You’ve never heard of World of Warcraft?!”

Coworker #3: “It’s, like, a game or something…?”

Me: “It’s this big online role-playing game.” *Coworker #2 still looks blank* “You may have heard of it as ‘WoW’?”

Coworker #2: “What’s ‘WoW’?”

Me:World of Warcraft! Okay, so, like, you know Dungeons & Dragons, right? It’s kind of like—”

Coworker #2: “What’s Dungeons & Dragons?”

Me: “‘D&D’?! Now you’re messing with me. You don’t know— How can you work here and not know what ‘D&D’ is?!”

Coworker #1: “It’s like this really old board game, isn’t it?”

Coworker #4: “I thought it was a card game?”

Coworker #3: “No, that’s ‘Magic’.”

Me: “What… I just… ALL YOUR NERD CARDS ARE REVOKED! OH, MY GOD!”

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