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12 January 2010 @ 01:28 pm
Today's entry in "Conversations you don't expect to have at work"  
Me: Hi, $COWORKER! How was your worksh-- why are you carrying a baseball bat?


[Answer: One of $COWORKER'S former students now works at the Louisville Slugger Museum and custom-made a bat for him. They had lunch today, and the gift was delivered.]
 
 
 
Adrian Turtleadrian_turtle on January 12th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
I used to work in a lab with somebody who liked keeping a sledgehammer at his desk. Just in case it might come in handy. And to relieve stress, of course.

(When the company moved out of the building, there was an embarrassing pattern of dents and cracks under the carpet in one corner of the cubicle maze...)
Syona aka the Silicon Shamansiliconshaman on January 12th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Conversations you hope never to have at work...
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 12th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Well, since this coworker is one of the most easy-going people I have ever met, I wasn't terribly concerned, I was just very, very puzzled.
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on January 13th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 13th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember now you posting about that. Did you ever figure out what it was or where it came from?
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on January 13th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
They got as far as determining it wasn't blood, as I recall. Unfortunately, now I can't remember if the CSI guy said it wasn't *human* blood, or *any* sort of blood. Beyond that, we still have no idea. Nobody's used red paint down there in the several years he's owned the house, and we just don't have any other ideas that fit the color, texture, spatter pattern, and location.
Miche: danger! high voltage!micheinnz on January 15th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
My very favourite so far has been "I thought I should come over and check that's supposed to be on fire."
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 26th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
That really is a great thing to get to say at work!