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  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I work with freaking retards. In the last few minutes I have heard the phrases: "We're just covering our bases" and "It's like watching soup boil".

    :mumble:
     

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  2. luken8r

    luken8r Monkey

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    thats about as smart as a screen door on a battleship
     
  3. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I hate "It is what it is", meaning there is no interpretation to whatever incident which was discussed.
     
  4. Echo

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    The first one is obvious. The second one however was obviously spoken by a moron.
     
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    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    there 'syour upper to mid management translations for you
     
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    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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  7. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    they are little-known zen koans.
     
  8. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    "We need to touch base" I understand, but not that...
     
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    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    It's called shredding the evidence, and boiling the remains to remove all the traces.
     
  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    "A watched pot doesn't boil' is an actual saying, but how it turned into soup boiling is the result of a moron's brain processing words.
     
  11. Echo

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    Yeah I suppose "covering our bases" is a bit of a stretch. But from a baseball perspective it sort of makes sense, the infield needs to cover all the bases. At least that was how I saw it. Maybe I would fit in well on your management team.
     
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    Exactly
     
  13. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I used, "that is outside our scope right now" outside of work twice on Sunday. It mademe feel dirty and had to take a shower.
     
  14. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    We need morons, not oppressors...

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I've heard "covering our bases" quite a lot, not just from idiot management either - it's a common saying. Makes fine sense.

    The second one is stupid, though.
     
  16. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Man Stinky, I would swear that you work here at Kaiser from your co-worker descriptions.
     
  17. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Don't be stupid.
     
  18. Echo

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    I suppose the "covering our bases" statement could qualify the speaker as a moron in your office just because the person who said it probably doesn't know a damn thing about baseball.
     
  19. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    At least you were "outside of the box".

    :think:
     
  20. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Nope, just NASCAR...
     
  21. Echo

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    There's baserunning in NASCAR? Damn, I thought they just drove around in circles running into each other.
     
  22. ghostrider

    ghostrider 7034 miles, still no custom title

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    I've actually heard somebody say "stop obfuscating the plan"
     
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    You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong!

     
  24. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Around here it's a firing offense to obfuscate anywhere other than the restroom.
     
  25. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I saw a bumper sticker once that said "Eschew Obfuscation... look it up!" :thumb:
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Eschew Obfuscation is a common humorous saying of English teachers and professors when lecturing about proper writing techniques. The two words literally mean "avoid unclarity" or "shun confusion". The two words are indeed real, but the irony comes from their uncommon (non-vulgar) usage in the English language.

    My new favorite saying!
     
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    Make sure to use finger quotes every time you repeat those phrases. I love it when my co-workers do that. :mumble:
     
  28. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Uh, yeah. I kinda already knew what the words meant. But thank you for the explaination.
     
  29. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    "Covering our bases" is corporate-speak for "Covering our asses by lining up someone else to take the blame when we do not follow through"

    "Watching soup boil" means you are being a lazy ass doing the minimum required to insure job security.


    People are assholes.
     
  30. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I realize that, but I was helping other monkeys since you were too lazy...


    :rolleyes:
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i think the lesson to be learned from all of this is that rolling moss never collects stones.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you... Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Whose the more foolish, the fool? Or the fool that follow him...



    AAAAAH I'M A LOTR NERD!!!!:dead:
     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Hi, I'm Mr. Foley. I would like to talk about "Office Politics" today and there will be "some impropriety" during this lecture. Now, if anyone is "offended" by "spanking the monkey" please leave now. There's no reason to "take a long walk off a short pier" or to "jump to conclusions". I just merely would like to state that "there's no bridge too far" and that "a good bangin'" will cure most anything. Now a lot of people think that "walking around naked" is "offensive", but there's "no right or wrong answer". When "there's a pink elephant" in the room, don't "pay any attention" to it. Life is better "when you're on top of the world". Wanting is a wonderful thing, but "sh*t in one hand and want in the other, see which one fills up first". Thank you, "that is all".....
     
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    Misquotes from Dilbert.com

    "It's so cold I'm getting goose nipples!"

    "I'm as full of vinegar as a Christmas turkey."

    "You can stop kicking this dead whale down the beach and find another hobby horse to beat to death."

    "One man's trash is another man's garbage."

    "I think I was speaking to Tom, and if it wasn't Tom I'm sure it was someone else."

    "Check the pulse on the temperature."

    "He's making a mole hill out of an issue."

    "Don't look at me in that tone of voice!"

    "I home school three children and am expecting a forth!"

    "This is the worst headache I've ever had in the history of my head."

    "Imitation is the sincerest form of mockery."

    "The squeaky wheel gets the worm."

    "You're not the smartest peanut in the turd."

    "I'd give an arm to be ambidextrous!"
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    We had one manger in a Meeting said , just remember . add on teaspoon of sewage to a gallon of wine , and you get 1 gallon sewage, but add 1 teaspoon of wine to a gallon of sewage and the same thing happends , you get one gallon of sewage. while it may be true , it left us all looking at each other , asking WTF did this have to do with our meeting.

    Who else plays Buzzword bingo in meetings ?
     
  37. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    At least none of you have a boss that prints most of e-mail she sends people and hands all the recipients a hard copy...


    Her way of "taking this offline" I suppose.
     
  38. Velocity Girl

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    Most definitely. But have you ever played cubicle bingo? First, you need to be unfortunate enough to have particularly rude/obnoxious/asshole cube neighbors in your area. So make up the grid with all the rude/obnoxious/asshole things they do, and then start playing! (My cube neighbors at my last job sucked big time!!!)
     
  39. H8R

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    I think it means don't go to that guy's house for wine tasting.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    ah yes, our fearless leader. :blah: