Not quite “heard over the cubicle wall”, but quite a hilarious series of emails—from the same guy—on Yahoo!’s internal stuff-for-sale email list:
16:09 – “FREE: Boxes” – “I have a ton (not literally) of boxes…”
17:17 – “REMOVED! — FREE: Boxes” — “I’m sorry this has been removed because my dog just peed on the boxes! I can’t believe it…”
17:40 – “FREE: Chocolate Lab Mix” – “She is a beautiful 2 year old chocolate labrador mix. She can catch frisbees in the Air. She is extremely gentle with children and is very very good with other animals…”
I’ll leave it up to the reader to determine why the dog is no longer wanted. :)
Today, on Yahoo Messenger, a coworker was relating the story of a mysterious candy…
Guy: anyway he will try to sell you on the scientific merits of eating this particular candy
Guy: don’t believe him, it’s all lies
Guy: just a warning.
Me: not very good eh?
Guy: First off, they are incredibly chalky.
Guy: Second, they don’t taste anything like the advertised flavor (peach cobbler, key lime pie, etc.)
Guy: Third, the primary ingredient (mannitol) is a laxative.
Guy: also used to cut heroin, but that’s neither here nor there.
Guy: anyway they are some seriously gross and wrong candy.
Names have been changed to protect the innocent. :)
This week, we have both Monday and Friday off, making for a rather short week. Since there are only three days off in between two four-day weekends, lots of people are on vacation this week. During lunch today, one of my coworkers made an observation:
Guy: It’s so quiet and empty and easy to get lunch today, it kind of makes you wish for a big layoff…
Me: … That’s going on my quotes page …
Awesome. He’s right, though, it’s pretty nice for it to be empty sometimes, but certainly a layoff wouldn’t be so good. :)
Overheard today from the stairwell:
Muffled voices from person on “push-to-talk” cell phone.
Guy: I’m sorry, did you say a subpoena?
Most annoying noise, bar none: push-to-talk in a concrete stairwell.
We’re moving cubes tomorrow. All of us but the manager, it seems… hah.
Manager: [exasperated] I’m not moving. I’m not on the move list!
Employee: Isn’t that a good thing?
Manager: No! I’m supposed to be moving! I don’t want to be the only one left over here!
I’m sure they’ll sort it out. :)