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22 April 2005 @ 01:54 pm
Overheard at work on a sunny day when I should be outside.  
Junior managers grouped around white board:

Man 1, sketching with marker: "I call this C.P.'s customer-happiness probability matrix."
Man 2: "Was gin involved in this?"
Man 3, pointing: "Don't forget the 'oh-shit!' factor."

Guy, pausing at my cubicle:

Guy: "I'm going to steal your idea for a carpet."
Me: "As long as you don't steal my carpet."
Guy: "You have the most living-room like cubicle in the entire company."
Me: "Sadly, I sit facing outward and can't see most of my decor."
Guy: "But you experience the best peripheral vision in the company."
Me, trying to catch glimpses of posters from the corners of my eyes: "Good point."

Guy at next cubicle, talking to woman: "Does peanut butter exist?"

It's gorgeous out here in Seattle. Freaking gorgeous. Everyone agrees that it's the first real spring day. I may have to completely flake out and grab the fever and sneak away with it for the rest of the afternoon.

How can anyone be talking about click-and-drag tool tips on a day like this? LOOK OUT THE WINDOW, PEOPLE! Stand up and walk out! Join me in the revolution!

ETA: Oh my god, it's Earth Day! I hadn't even realized. *hugs the earth* I need to go lie down in the dirt somewhere for a while and just bliss out. I used to do that as a kid. My recess monitor would ask me why I was playing in the dirt, but I had no answer except, "I like dirt." This confuses most adults.
tskterata: tsktskterata on April 22nd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
It's bloody gorgeous here too (Vancouver)
Go out and enjoy the day!

I may just try to clean up the front yard a bit and plant some of the seeds I bought yesterday while the little one naps.

Anna S.eliade on April 22nd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
*gloms you and your BABY ICON OF SQUEE*

The sun beckons...
julia_herejulia_here on April 22nd, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
(I will not make you jealous by telling you that here 60 miles south the window is wide open and the scent of lilac and apple blossom is drifting in. Because it would be very wrong for me to do so).

At least the sun wou'nt be down until a bit after eight, and maybe you can go to Myrtle Edwards Park and look across at the Olympics and drink the first iced mocha of the year?

Julia, about to go do some major weeding, though
Trepkos: Cool by Becky Bootrepkos on April 22nd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
At least your junior managers have a sense of humour.
I am equally lucky.
Never have to worry about "not work safe" warnings either!
Laura Stone: Master Gardener - OBEY YOUR MASTER!!stoney321 on April 22nd, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
"I like dirt"

Yeah, me too. :-D

*is happy outdoors on this Bee-You-Tee-Full day, as well*
Someday you'll need to stand tall again: Emellaemella on April 22nd, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)

You have the funniest life. Funny in the good, fun sense, not the weird stay-away from me sense. Your cubicle must rock. :)
inappropriately bibliophilic: are you possessed of the sight?raucousraven on April 23rd, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
Heh. Your administrators are funny. Lucky, lucky you -- mine can be an asshat when ze feels like it. (Grr.)

Also, dirt is very awesome -- full of things that keep us alive, like trees and bacteria and stuff; there's even a DAY for it. I still like rocks better, but I can see the good in dirt.

Dirt is ex-rocks! *improvises entire Monty Python sketch* It's pining for the fjords!
peasant_ on April 23rd, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
"Does peanut butter exist?"

You can not leave me in suspense like this - WHAT WAS THE ANSWER?
Anna S.eliade on April 23rd, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Sadly, the conversation took a side turn into Spanish, but I can offer you independent confirmation that peanut butter does, in fact, exist. There is some in my cupboard. However, I'm not staring at it exactly at this moment, which does beg the question of whether the peanut butter continues to exist in the external world when it is not directly perceived, or whether it simply becomes a remembered perception of peanut butter.
the kid with the bullet soul: evangeline (fly_meaway)exsequar on April 23rd, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
The cubicle decor exchange is HILARIOUS. And poor confused adults.

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