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Tasks / Work Is So Strange

Describe in some detail the strangest thing that happened to you at work in the past week. If you don't work, describe the strangest thing that happened to you during a leisure activity.

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Coffee Shop
posted by Elliot on March 8th, 2007 5:18 PM

a lot of crazy stuff goes down at the coffee shop that I work at. today I spit in my managers apple sauce in the fridge. Sometimes a lady that rides her bike past our store will fall off and I laugh. The other day though. In our bathroom we found a wet full length towel. and we had no idea of it's origin. Also a lady in a cowboy hat that was obviously high tipped us ten bucks the other night.

put a bird on it
posted by Durzo Blint on February 28th, 2011 4:53 PM


I will respond to this statement as i have since it was first conceived
posted by Pixie on February 28th, 2011 6:00 PM

"If you liked it then you should have put a bird on in"

I Want This Task
posted by The Found Walrus on October 17th, 2008 8:24 PM

If anyone has it saved, you would earn the undying gratitude of the Walrus.

Painting squirrels ain't the half of it.

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posted by teucer on April 1st, 2010 9:05 PM

And if you have another to spare after giving one to the Walrus, I want it also.

EDIT: Or unretire it. That's awesome too.

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posted by teucer on April 19th, 2010 7:51 AM

On Friday, my boss's boss told me he had a favor to ask me, and wanted to know if I was free Sunday night from about 7:00-7:30. I said yes, and he said he'd e-mail me the details. I never found out what they were; the favor was called off because he couldn't get permission from airport security.

Your guess is as good as mine.

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posted by Lincøln on April 19th, 2010 9:29 AM

Obviously he wanted you to complete Security Tester.

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posted by Dead Cube on March 22nd, 2011 7:50 AM




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Work is So Strange by Lincøln January 3rd, 2008 10:44 PM

I work hanging christmas lights on rich people's houses. And now that the season's over, we are taking them down. Being rich enough to afford what we charge to put up lights is a bit of a problem. You get weird being that rich. Sometimes. Now the...

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Work is So Strange by Julian Muffinbot July 26th, 2010 8:49 PM

I work as a customer service representative. In recent weeks, we have gotten quite a few calls from a murderer. At first, we just thought he was a regular guy trying to get his manuscript published (he kept asking for one of our editors). The cal...

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Work is So Strange by Ben Whitehouse January 16th, 2008 9:46 AM

Last week I was in a slightly important meeting at work. One of the people I work with signed through a window in the door that a package I was waiting for had arrived. I excused myself from the meeting saying that "there was a minor crisis&quo...

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Work is So Strange by Lank January 3rd, 2008 8:56 PM

As of a couple of weeks ago, I have been working at Mr. S Leather in San Francisco. This is a company that sells high quality leather and latex clothing, bondage and fetish gear, and sex toys. It's the company that hosts the Folsom Street Fair. I ...

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Part of my job is literally to chew gum and then spit it out. Yes, I get paid to do this. A few months ago, the chewing gum base was made out of a polymer that tasted pretty much exactly like vomit. It was awful. But we don't get paid if we can'...

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Work is So Strange by Quirk of Nature January 30th, 2008 9:49 PM

My job often has strange things. I work at a natural history museum. I have oodles of stories, but I'll confine it to today. 1. The snowflakes I've been working on catching for weeks were finally ready. Over the last month, I've had my stuff in the ...

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Work is So Strange by teucer May 6th, 2010 8:11 AM

Most jobs I've held aren't all that strange. I've been a summer camp counselor, a healthcare interpreter, a janitor; they've all got their moments, but nothing that ascends to fascinating heights of weird. At most workplaces, I suspect, the stories t...

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Work is So Strange by Ian Kizu-Blair May 15th, 2006 3:38 PM

Back in late 2005, while we were developing SFZero, I started temping for a company called GFE. It was through a family friend of Sam's instead of a temp agency, which was great for me because I was making $20/hr instead of the usual $12 that I made...

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Work is So Strange by Idøntity matrix March 4th, 2011 2:37 PM

Didn't happen at work but I so wanted to share this and I searched every task and this seemed the most applicable. So anyway almost everyday for a couple of weeks, I come home (from work - there you go) and this stuffed ride on horse is in the drive...

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Work is So Strange by Narg Talia April 28th, 2010 4:34 PM

I work at a corporate sandwich shop chain in center city of Philadelphia. It's typically kind of a weird job because a lot of weird people work there and its just a bizarre kind of concept for Philadelphia. I work as a "driver" meaning I deliver sand...

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