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06 December 2005 @ 12:08 pm
overheard in the office so far this week...  
"I just rub the butter right on the bagel. I'm pretending it's someone I know."

*

Of Mt. Rainier, visible through the windows:
- "If it blows, we'll be the first to know."
- "And the first among the dead."
- "Ah, but will we know we're dead, though?"

*

- "He's so disingenuous."
- "Is that a word?"

*

My manager: "That's about as much fun as getting shot in the head."

*

"I'll be home around six. Don't let the dog eat that."

***

ETA: Oh, by the way, joy: I am no longer sitting by Annoying Cubicle Woman, *and* I am also out of hearing range of the senior manager's barking-dog clock. The one with a different dog bark for every hour. The one where, at noon, the Labrador Retriever barks twelve times.

Knock on wood for both of these.

ETA2: "Hey, I'm not a trained monkey. Not any more."
 
 
 
Tiny Timmy Tokyoslodwick on December 6th, 2005 08:13 pm (UTC)
"I'll be home around six. Don't let the dog eat that."

Yep. That's the one that almost resulted in a mouthful of water spewed across the monitor. *g*
inthekeyofd: David-smiling-blimey_iconsinthekeyofd on December 6th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those even beat the gems that I hear all day. *smile*
SpikeLuva: house // house yuckspikeluva on December 6th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
"I just rub the butter right on the bagel. I'm pretending it's someone I know."
Bwuahahahahaha! That's a great quote! When I was in school I used to keep a "Stupid Quotes" section in my agenda. It was my pride and joy. I wish I still had it.
witlingwitling on December 6th, 2005 08:44 pm (UTC)
Awesome overheards. Your office is funny.
Anna S.: cupcakeseliade on December 6th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
English majors. And, strangely enough, MBAs are also often funny. ;)

How are you?!
witlingwitling on December 6th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm fine. A little bit insane, but fine. Tomorrow I start my new job. At which I will have no LJ access, as far as I know. Hm.
Anna S.: john-rodney-intenseeliade on December 6th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Did you ever mention what/where your new job is? :)
witlingwitling on December 7th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
I did not. But if you're interested, I'll email you with the goods.

We passed through your town a couple of weekends ago, btw. Sadly, there was no time to stop and say hello--we were on a mission to keep me from being deported. But it was a lovely sight, as it always is. I do like that city.
Anna S.: dino-sex-faneliade on December 12th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Of course! I'd love to hear more. :)
Ememrinalexander on December 6th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
I want to work where you do - I'll bring the chirping bird clock I inherited from my father. A different bird calls on each hour, including some kind of shrill and annoying chirpy thing on the 12 and six.
Sandy: Startrek_seriouslywft_pureglasscupsp23 on December 6th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
I am also out of hearing range of the senior manager's barking-dog clock. The one with a different dog bark for every hour. The one where, at noon, the Labrador Retriever barks twelve times.

I'm thinking that's grounds for an asskicking. Or at the very least smashing that sucker into teeny little pieces. o_O
Anna S.: monkeyeliade on December 6th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
I was going to steal the batteries, and then I remembered that we were moving to another building soon & just crossed my fingers. Actually though...god, I think I just heard it barking.

*weep*
fish_23 on December 6th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Anyone that has a barking dog clock needs to be taken out into a field and left for vultures. Angry blood thirsty vultures, with laser beams for eyes and really bad breath.
Anna S.: jack-bristow-darkeliade on December 6th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. I agree with enthusiastic barks and perhaps a handgun.
timeofchangetimeofchange on December 6th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hee. You have all the fun!
julia_herejulia_here on December 6th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
When I last worked in an office, the guy down the hall would come in while I was going through the pile of impossible demands that always materialized on my desk overnight (even though I was the last to leave and the first to sign in) and tell me to smile.

That was less annoying than a barking dog clock; I guess I should have known when I was lucky.

Also: people in your office apparently just look at The Mountain, eh? Because if they'd ever driven there they'd know that there's a whole lot of intervening topography.

Julia, it won't really smite from a distance
Anna S.: sunseteliade on December 6th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
Also: people in your office apparently just look at The Mountain, eh? Because if they'd ever driven there they'd know that there's a whole lot of intervening topography.

You're asking them to think! *g*

I can see it from my window too as it turns out--I'm very thrilled.
the_shoshannathe_shoshanna on December 6th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
the senior manager's barking-dog clock

oh dear GOD.

Chainsaws would be too good for him it.

"The last time I destroyed a fucking offensively annoying clock, they didn't even have chainsaws!"
in search of a clever byline: Lucy Van Pelt10zlaine on December 6th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
For that millisecond of initial perception upon first scrolling to your entry, I saw

It rubs the butter on the bagel.

That's what I get for watching Silence of the Lambs this weekend. And also, that all-nighter last night probably contributed to the leptonic amount of functioning brain I possess.

I know it is painful for you, but amused, am I, at the Dilberty daytime life of which you post.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on December 6th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
It rubs the butter on the bagel.

Oh god, you're right. o.o
The Prettiest. No really, I am.: I don't dancesaucy_wench on December 7th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
- "He's so disingenuous."
- "Is that a word?"

Is it a word?
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on December 7th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)
*pokes you*

dis (to disrespect) + inge (From old Germanic Ingwaz, "he who is foremost"; Ing was a Norse and Germanic fertility god) + nuous or "nous" ('nüs, 'nausm, a: MIND, REASON: an intelligent purposive principle of the world, b: the divine reason which in Neoplatonism is known as the first emanation of God)

disingenuous = to disrespect the divine Neo (i.e., Keanu Reeves); also, to disrespect the fertile emanations of God (if you know what I mean), or of the God of Neoplatonism
The Prettiest. No really, I am.saucy_wench on December 7th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
English major?

I've just never heard of that word before, and am now feeling extreamly blonde.
Anna S.: ball-lightseliade on December 7th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
Me: Oh yes, very English major. *grin*

You: But an attractive shade of blonde!
The Prettiest. No really, I am.saucy_wench on December 7th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
Just highlighted this morning and everything. Also, former cheerleader.

Fear my blondeness.