Most days, work is pretty uneventful. I come in around 8:30am, attend meetings, create documentation, jam out to my iTunes (mainly my Glee Perfection mix), have fantastic conversations with my boss and a few coworkers, create more documentation and head home around 5:30pm. My highlight most days is a YouTube video I send out to some of my coworkers as the “Clip of the Day” or something that doesn’t happen in the office; despite the fact that most of my week life is spent at work. So, when the highlight of my day, more/less my WEEK does happen at work, it is something that most of the time you had to be there to appreciate it. This however is not the case.
Let me set the stage. Its a quiet day in the office. The weather outside is gorgeous (not that it matters since Im stuck sitting at a desk with poor lighting all day) and everyone is in an okay mood. The office is also very quiet because just about everyone is out in the field this week. However, the few of us that are in the office are wishing we had worked from home.
The general area I work in is laid out like this (The office is a lot bigger than this, but for the storys sake, lets just stick to this layout):
As you can see, based on the proximity, I can basically hear just about every conversation anyone has near me.
Coworker #3 is on a call. With who? Not sure. What I do know is that Coworker #3 is speaking loud and clear.
Coworker #3: “Oh, well i like anal. Actually, i prefer it.”
My Boss, Coworker #1, Coworker #2 and myself burst into uncontrollable laughter. Its absolutely contagious. Loud and obnoxious.
After about a minute of gut busting laughter:
Coworker #3: (mutes their phone) ”I cant believe i just said that. I say the worst things on calls.”
We spent the rest of the day laughing hysterically. Actually, we are still talking about the situation. It’s safe to say that when Coworker #3 is on a call we are all silent in hopes that they will say something else that would make our day.
Note: Basically, the baby in this video was me for a good hour after the incident:
***Thank you so much to Coworker #3 for allowing me post this blog!