Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FRIDAY FUN THREAD: WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST/WIERDEST THING YOU EVER HAD HAPPEN AT WORK.

Posted on 02/18/2005 7:36:30 AM PST by TXBSAFH

What is the funniest or wierdest thing you ever saw or heard at work?

For me it happened about 9 years ago. I worked construction in my 20's. I had several crafts, on this job I was employed as a pipefitter. I was stand next to my foreman when the General foreman come on the radio with a message to him. This was heard by all the foreman and others. This was a large job with maybe 50 with radios. (A bit of pertainent information, a section of pipe is callled a jiont of pipe.) He said, "Bob I just dropped off an 8 inch, 40 foot joint on the west side of the unit. Get on it is a smokin' hot job."

Some of the retorts on the radio were. "That is on heck of a marley."

"Talk about an employee incentive program."

"Can we have OT on that too?"

HAVE FUN!!!


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: bwahahah; cheeseandwhine; grump; grumpy; rathunterwhine; whineandcheese
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

1 posted on 02/18/2005 7:36:30 AM PST by TXBSAFH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

I give this a few minutes at most before the first "OMFG U N00B, WTF R U DOING POSTING VANITY IN TEH NEWS/ACTIVISM!!1!! I WANT MY ADMIN MOMMY!!11!!1" post.


2 posted on 02/18/2005 7:38:59 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

My boss (ex) being fired, two weeks after he hired me, for embezzlement. He eventually went to jail. Evidently stealing a couple of million dollars didn't go over to well.


3 posted on 02/18/2005 7:41:03 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

OMFG U N00B, WTF R U DOING POSTING VANITY IN TEH NEWS/ACTIVISM!!1!! I WANT MY ADMIN MOMMY!!11!!1


4 posted on 02/18/2005 7:41:44 AM PST by adam_az (UN out of the US! - http://www.moveamericaforward.org/?Page=Petition)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

OMFG U N00B, WTF R U DOING POSTING VANITY IN TEH NEWS/ACTIVISM!!1!! I WANT MY ADMIN MOMMY!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 02/18/2005 7:41:54 AM PST by Polybius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stylin_geek

It is amazing, where I work the frown on stealing too. Oh well.


6 posted on 02/18/2005 7:42:14 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH
When I was in law school I clerked for a US District Court judge. One day I was sitting at his secretary's desk doing some work. Of course, these offices are wired up the yazoo with cameras and the like, and the doors are always locked. As I was sitting there working, on the monitor I saw someone at the door and ring the bell. I pushed the black button, thinking it was the button to buzz the door open.

Not more than 30 seconds later, the office was swarming with US Marshals, guns drawn.....oops....I hit the panic button, not the door button.

Felt stupid, but it is a great story....

7 posted on 02/18/2005 7:42:37 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

or the people that will copy exactly what you say and then post it several times...


I am waiting for the nutzos that will ask just what this has to do with conservatism.....


8 posted on 02/18/2005 7:43:17 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Ohio State: The 2005 NCAA Football champions....assuming they arent on probation!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: MikeinIraq

I am shamed, for I have opened the gates of Hell.


9 posted on 02/18/2005 7:44:35 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: ContemptofCourt

Okay, now that is funny.


10 posted on 02/18/2005 7:44:41 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

In the mid-seventies, I was a bank teller. My girlfriend, now wife of 28 years, was coming to the bank so we could go out for lunch.

It was the first time my fellow employees would have the opportunity to meet my absoultely gorgeous (and she still is!) girlfriend.

At precisely 12:00 noon, she came through the door. I dutifully closed my cash drawer, locked it, and turned to greet her.

Unfortunately, when I closed the drawer, my end of my tie was still in it. You can guess the rest.

The head teller saw the whole thing happen. I was delayed a bit in leaving for lunch because I had to pick her up off the floor.

To this day, I have never seen/heard anyone laugh as much or as well as that head teller.

Love is a wonderful thing.

Pete's Wife's Husband


11 posted on 02/18/2005 7:45:02 AM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MikeinIraq

or the people that will copy exactly what you say and then post it several times...


I am waiting for the nutzos that will ask just what this has to do with conservatism.....


12 posted on 02/18/2005 7:45:29 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

Just goes to show you that some employers just aren't very enlightened. Evidently "root causes" is not part of the management vocabulary here.


13 posted on 02/18/2005 7:46:18 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

I once ran across someone's nameplate that read "THUC VU". Thankfully (s)he wasn't in the office, because I couldn't help but bust out laughing...


14 posted on 02/18/2005 7:46:23 AM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

LOL

its cool man....I love to twist people's tails when they come on here and accuse others of being the devil or whatnot for posting things of general interest and not just asking the mods to have it moved.


15 posted on 02/18/2005 7:47:22 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Ohio State: The 2005 NCAA Football champions....assuming they arent on probation!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: evets

LOL

thanks


16 posted on 02/18/2005 7:47:39 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Ohio State: The 2005 NCAA Football champions....assuming they arent on probation!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ContemptofCourt

contemptof court...that is FUNNY!


17 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:21 AM PST by native texan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: stylin_geek
My boss (ex) being fired, two weeks after he hired me, for embezzlement.

I delivered pizzas one summer while I was going to college -- the franchise was bouncing paychecks to me (I was always the last to cash my check because I was mailing it to my bank back at school) because it turns out the manager was spending all of the money on "900" number phone calls.

18 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:25 AM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

I worked at a large dept store in high school and we got a new manager. In his new house, he had caught a black widow, and brought it in a jar to show everybody (no idea why he thought the asst managers would want so see it). Anyway, I went into the back room and opened a box of mason jars and got an empty one and went up to his office and laid it open on the floor and took the real jar with the spider and hid it. It was pretty funny a couple of minutes later to hear him on the intercom calling an asst manager to his office immediately. One of the office workers had seen me do it, so a few minutes later, I got to hear my name being called over the intercom to head upstairs. Lucky for me, he had a sense of humor.


19 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:45 AM PST by jtminton ("I shall never surrender or retreat." William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt., Bexar, Feb 24th 1836)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stylin_geek

I had one boss that when it was tiem to reduce head count, he put peoples names on a dart board and let two fly. It got so bad we started calling it Survivor, Hewlitt Packard.


20 posted on 02/18/2005 7:48:53 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MikeinIraq

Haha, yea, the wanna-be moderators are fun to watch. They get so uptight about everything.

I especially love the users who do nothing but go around posting the "How to Make a Vanity" link.


21 posted on 02/18/2005 7:49:31 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: kevkrom

You have to love it when employers bounce paychecks.


22 posted on 02/18/2005 7:50:44 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter; MikeinIraq; evets
Yah know, something could be said about pre-trashing a thread with comments about how the other guy will hijack the thread, be disrespectful, eat their young, yada, yada, yada. No wonder there is an impression that FR is not the most welcoming of places.

Just an observation.

23 posted on 02/18/2005 7:51:45 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good" HRC 6/28/2004)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: native texan

Fortunately, the judge was a very cool dude (Clinton appointee, even). He thought it was funny as well.


24 posted on 02/18/2005 7:52:10 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: stylin_geek

"OMFG U N00B, WTF R U DOING POSTING VANITY IN THE NEWS/ACTIVISM!!"

One morning around 3am I was diagnosing a cable problem under the floor at a data center. While crawling around down there, negotiating all the cables, I noticed that the open tile was put back leaving me in the dark, on my stomach and under several racks of computer hardware.

I started screaming for someone to get me out and all I heard back was something that sounded like "Mother of Mercy" in Spanish. Fifteen minutes later the floor opens and there are two policemen, guns drawn yelling at me to come out with my hands up.




25 posted on 02/18/2005 7:52:31 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (60 votes and the world changes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

ummmm ok


26 posted on 02/18/2005 7:53:01 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Ohio State: The 2005 NCAA Football champions....assuming they arent on probation!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded

Cause and effect. =P

There is only cause to make fun of such people because they do, in fact, exist.


27 posted on 02/18/2005 7:53:12 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

hehe

The President taught me about pre-emption. Just see #24 I think....


28 posted on 02/18/2005 7:53:33 AM PST by MikefromOhio (Ohio State: The 2005 NCAA Football champions....assuming they arent on probation!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

Gad, I've seen those floors open, and it would not be amusing to have that happen.


29 posted on 02/18/2005 7:55:15 AM PST by stylin_geek (Liberalism: comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

As I walked down the pier toward my ship, returning from overnight liberty, I watched an enlisted man sweeping the foredeck of our destroyer. He worked his way up to the bullnose and placed the end of his broom in his palm and launched it overboard as far as it would go.


30 posted on 02/18/2005 7:59:59 AM PST by Vermonter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

BTT


31 posted on 02/18/2005 8:18:28 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

Sex in the parking garage in the middle of the afternoon.


32 posted on 02/18/2005 8:20:20 AM PST by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Argh

Pictures?


33 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:16 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

Sorry. We didn't think of that.


34 posted on 02/18/2005 8:22:33 AM PST by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH; Argh

Shameless!

...pictures?


35 posted on 02/18/2005 8:24:51 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

Sorry, we didn't have our minds on capturing the experience for eternity. It happened a long time ago and I would have lost the pictures by now anyway.


36 posted on 02/18/2005 8:32:20 AM PST by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: NonValueAdded
In 1984 I worked for EDS.
Ross Perot walked in around 16:00 with 6 huge 'bodyguards'.
He fired about 100 people on the spot.
Leaving about 12 of us to run an entire data center.

"Larry, it's just that simple."
37 posted on 02/18/2005 8:32:57 AM PST by evets (God bless president George W. Bush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: stylin_geek
You have to love it when employers bounce paychecks.

The scary thing is it happened to me a second time, about 3 years ago, working on a short-term contract with a consulting company in northern VA. They were one bounced check away from me demanding hand-delivery of a cashier's check or legal action. I note that not long after my contract, the company went out of business.

38 posted on 02/18/2005 8:34:17 AM PST by kevkrom (If people are free to do as they wish, they are almost certain not to do as Utopian planners wish)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Argh

;P

Just playin'!


39 posted on 02/18/2005 8:35:11 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH
I used to work in a seedy law office located on the edge of the projects. One day, a black guy with one leg came hopping into the office -- no prosthetic device, no crutch; nothing. He asked me to notarize something. I asked for his i.d., he pulls it out of his pocket, signs his document, I notarize it. He hops out.

Next day, he hops in again. Asks me to notarize something else. I ask for his i.d. He kind of grimaces and says he forgot it at his apartment. I tell him I can't notarize anything without it. He starts going on about how much trouble it is to get to his apartment and back to our office without a car. I sympathize, but tell him again that I can't notarize anything without an i.d.

Exasperated, he finally says, "Lady, I was just in here the other day! C'mon! How many one-legged niggahs you have hoppin' through this place?"

I notarized his stuff.

Hope I didn't offend anyone; those were his words, not mine.

40 posted on 02/18/2005 8:36:56 AM PST by Melpomene
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter

:^)


41 posted on 02/18/2005 8:37:00 AM PST by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Melpomene

ROFL!


42 posted on 02/18/2005 8:38:38 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Melpomene

That story made me laugh pretty hard!


43 posted on 02/18/2005 8:40:01 AM PST by jtminton ("I shall never surrender or retreat." William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt., Bexar, Feb 24th 1836)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Argh
Sex in the parking garage in the middle of the afternoon.

What did you do with the other 13 minutes of your coffeebreak?

44 posted on 02/18/2005 8:44:27 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

HAH!


45 posted on 02/18/2005 8:52:12 AM PST by Argh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Ouch! Zing'd!


46 posted on 02/18/2005 8:52:12 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Argh

O_o Same time post


47 posted on 02/18/2005 8:52:33 AM PST by TheRatHunter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: TXBSAFH

Hasn't happened yet. < |:(~


48 posted on 02/18/2005 8:59:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TheRatHunter; Argh

Argh is Canadian......easy mark...........


49 posted on 02/18/2005 8:59:39 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

Not yet.


50 posted on 02/18/2005 8:59:57 AM PST by TXBSAFH (Never underestimate the power of human stupidity--Robert Heinlein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson