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Over heard at work.

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  1. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Working in an office environment, - a very big company with lots of people, you hear a lot of conversations over cube walls. Some of it drives me to blast my headphones, some of it just makes me laugh.

    Actual statement made:

    "Abraham Lincoln invented Thanksgiving. Someone actually said this and the others listening actually believed it."

    :laugh2:

    I could go on a long saddened commentary about the state of education, but I really can't help but laugh.


    Anyone else?
  2. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    It's true, in a sense. Lincoln made it a national holiday and fixed the date.

    http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I was in a grocery store back in Texas one time in line to checkout. It was the week prior to the Indianapolis 500. These two guys were standing behind me waiting to checkout also. One of them mentioned the 500 and the other guy responds with and I quote. "Indianapolis 500. That is in New York right?"

    :laugh2:
  4. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    :laugh2:
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's why I said, "in a sense". And yes, FDR changed the national date to the 4th Thursday from the last Thursday, but it was Lincoln who originally fixed a single national date for the holiday.
  7. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Hey cut the debate, just post some funny **** you overheard at work. :D
  8. Trendnet

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    I used to share an office with this one woman. We had a map of the United Staes up, and it was a typical map, where Alaska and Hawaii were at the bottom of the map in their own little sections.

    Sitting there typing away, and I hear out of the blue

    woman "Huh... that's interesing"
    me "what is that?"
    woman "I didn't know Alaska was down there"
    me "........"
  9. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    Restaurant I used to work in had a sub shop and someone seriously asked how big the foot long sub was.
  10. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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  11. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    I use to do desktop support for a large company and we had a user put in a ticket stating that the cup holder on her PC was broken. She thought the CD-ROM was a cup holder.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They must really be stupid, everyone know Lincoln did not invent Thanksgiving he invented the Turkey. :laugh2:
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I heard this politician once say he invented the Internet. :laugh2:
  14. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Was she hot/blonde?:D
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    In another life women was my idea. Sorry about that. :laugh2:
  16. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I was walking by two of the secretaries talking and one said

    "and then she just jumped into bed with me".

    I know she meant her daughter but damn that sounded hot.
  17. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    :laugh2:
  18. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    Lol, this!
  19. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    not office environment but this got a chuckle out of me

    i walked into a bar the other day..2 guys are watching espn highlights one guy with a giants hat on says "at this point I would just give Colt Brennan a shot" and the other guy responds by saying "yeah, me too! I dont know why he isnt playing"

    I live in Maryland..i just shook my head and kept walking lol
  20. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I get "How big are your pizzas?"

    "10 inches ma'am."

    "How many pieces does that come out to? If it's too many I might just get a kid's pizza since I'm not that hungry."

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