Like Work Isn’t Scary Enough

On Fridays, especially in the summer, it’s completely dead (or undead…see below) where I work. People are either on vacation, teleworking or taking advantage of summer hours (where they can work an extra hour Mon-Thurs, and then take Friday afternoon off).

Therefore, today seemed like the perfect day to share a couple things around the office that amuse me. (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

I’ll Be Out of the Office…Indefinitely

In this economy, it should come as no surprise that I sometimes see automated out of office e-mail replies telling me a former colleague has left the company [unwillingly]. What I don’t expect to see are words like “infinity” and allusions to becoming a ghost. I’ve been dying (ahem) to add to my Out of Office Wall of Fame, but so far I’ve only got these two. Do you have any?

I'm pretty sure he came back as a poltergeist. No rattling chains -yet- but why else can't I make it out of the ladies room without a wet-sink-stripe across my thighs?

House of Gaud

Recently, an empty office’s sign was covered up with this. Somehow, it doesn’t instill much faith in me. I mean, if whoever made this sign puts a similar amount of effort into their prayer, it almost seems like why bother? I guess it could have been worse. They could’ve used Comic Sans.

This makes me want to pray, but for different reasons.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

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7 responses to “Like Work Isn’t Scary Enough

  1. Oh my goodness… maybe you should flee too

  2. I love that out-of-office message! When I find my next job, I’ll use something like that, but maybe I’ll use “hell freezes over” as the date inserted!

    • Ha! I love it! Please remember to take pictures. Oh and I have to tell you, the comment you left today on The Good Greatsby CRACKED ME UP (about dressing up for your wife)!!

      • It’s not about dressing up for my wife… it’s about doing things together as a married couple! If Greatsby comes through with the mandarin suit, what size does your husband wear… would he mind wearing second-hand (or foot) mukluks?

        Did you read my post of July 30, “The Other Way of Quitting”? If you suffer at a job, it reall might help you out!

  3. I don’t have anything to add to your wall of fame, but one of those reminds me of an upgrade form a customer submitted about a year ago. When prompted for his title, he entered:
    “Supreme Commander of the Universe”

    A year later and I’m still giggling at this!

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