Category: Language & Words

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Dispatch With The Details

| St. Louis, MO, USA | Coworkers, Language & Words

(I work in IT. We have to dispatch techs to sites when needed, and I will often send out six to seven techs in a day across the US. I have a coworker approach me about one I had worked with earlier in the day.)

Coworker: “Hey, [My Name], do you remember that dispatch you sent earlier, for that place, about that problem?”

Me: “Well, with all that detail, how could I forget?”

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Could Have Survived That Better

| Tampa, FL, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Language & Words, Movies & TV

(I work with a small mom and pop pharmacy for several years. Due to budget cuts it is necessary to layoff an employee. After discussing our options the owner decides to fire a technician who, though friendly, is relatively lazy. This is when Survivor first debuted.)

Boss: “So, [Coworker], you’ve been voted off the island.”

Coworker: “…”

Me: “…”

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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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At Least They Weren’t Looking For The Hunger Games

| TX, USA | Language & Words

(The bookstore I work in has very old inventory software that will only search for EXACTLY what the user inputs.)

Customer: “Do you have this book by [Firstname] Lynch.”

Me: *types in the title and name but nothing comes up* “I’m not seeing anything. Let me try that again.”

Customer: “Okay.”

Me: “What did you say the author’s name was again?”

Customer: “[Firstname] Lynch.”

Me: “Yeah, that’s what I— Wait. Lynch? Oh man, I’ve been typing in lunch this entire time.”

Customer: “About time for your break, huh?”

Me: “Yeah, it is, actually. Let me get that book for you…”