Category: Musical Mayhem

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This Day Is Going Down Under

| Matamoras, PA, USA | Coworkers, Musical Mayhem

(I work at a fast food restaurant, when I hear a strange noise in the headset.)

Me: “What on earth was that?”

(The noise continues and one of my other coworkers has a plastic cup up to his mouth and is blowing/humming into it.)

Coworker #1: “It sounds like a didgeridoo.”

Coworker #2: “How about you didgeri-don’t?”

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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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“Imagine” A More Compassionate Boss

| UK | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Health & Body, Musical Mayhem, Popular

(I am working in the warehouse of a local supermarket when all of a sudden a piece of racking collapses and an entire pallet of beer falls on me. I am knocked to the ground and badly injured, and I lay dazed on the floor. A coworker signals an emergency and begins applying first aid.)

Coworker: “Hey, [My Name], don’t you fall asleep on me.”

Me: *slurred* “I am kinda tired, though.”

Coworker: “Don’t make me sing to you.”

(Singing can be used to help keep a person conscious by making them focus on the words of the song.)

Me: “Aw, would you really do that?”

Coworker: *begins singing ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon*

(By this point maybe a dozen colleagues have responded to the emergency alarm and have come to try and help. An ambulance has been called but I was starting to fall asleep and a couple more colleagues joined in the singing. My supervisor finally arrives.)

Supervisor: “Where the f*** have you guys been?! You’re here to work not to start a f***ing concert! Get your lazy a**es back out there before I fire the lot of you! Which idiot hit the emergency alarm?”

(Always nice to know your supervisor has your interests at heart.)

What’s This? What’s This? There’s Bodies Everywhere!

| IL, USA | Coworkers, Holidays, Movies & TV, Musical Mayhem

(We had someone from Ghana visit some time before this. I want them to come again and plan to give them an American story.)

Me: *to coworker* “So, I think he’d be able to understand some of the features, since the character’s killed by parents in revenge.”

Coworker: “But no parents ever get him.”

Me: *as I haven’t watched the whole movie, I move on* “But it’s just, he’d be able to understand, since this character dies and haunts them.”

Coworker: “But he doesn’t die.”

Me: *wondering what’s going on* “Okay, you tell me what happens.”

Coworker: “Well, he dresses up as Santa and goes to bring Christmas to everyone.”

Me: “That’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Coworker: “What were you talking about?”

Me:Nightmare on Elm Street.”

(She bursts out laughing.)

Coworker: “I’m so sorry!”

Me: *to coworker* “Just be grateful it wasn’t with a 10-year-old and a DVD player.”

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