You think?

I walked into my office, cubicle, box, workspace (whatever) at one point this morning to find the following printout sitting on my desk ... placed there by a coworker. What do you think he was trying to say? I think I already confessed to this fact.

"I'm not so good with the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?" ~Chandler, Friends


  1. Hmmmm. Has he got you pegged? ;)

  2. I don't know Beth. there is a terrible pathos about it. Are you familiar with the cartoon strips of Dilbert? They have a pathos even beyond their author's intentions: the sheer waste of humanity that is called office life, that way of passing the time which taints and vitiates the human spirit. I am so glad that none of my four children have got involved with it, even though they are paupers for avoiding it. But I have memories of it - thirty years of it.

    That sheet is terribly sad. Especially its claim that everything in life has the potential to be funny. Yes, true. There is the laughter of embarrassment and denial.

    I send out a prayer for all the coworkers (Cow-workers, as Scott Adams likes to call them) in the world. I don't know of any aid organization which cares for their plight.

  3. You already confessed? Did you expect me to go thru 100 of your secret confessions? Priests get paid for that kind of thing. Well, fortunately I've just found it: no. 12.

  4. Ah - There were no secrets in my list or they wouldn't have been posted publicly. As for the the office stuff - Yes, I know Dilbert. The humor there and in the TV Show 'The Office' are much the same. Of course, the UK version of 'The Office' is funnier to me than the US version for some reason. There is an underlying tone of the pitiful in all of it, but the general office atmosphere lends itself well to such humor. Working in hospitality, as I do now, affords me a nice mix of office/hotel/resort type work. Gladly I am no longer confined to a box all day.


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