I know that most readers look at this blog in office hours; some of your corporations might not encourage raucous laughter at your desks. But I just have to recommend a wonderful site, “Overheard in the Office”, which makes me giggle several times a day.
Take the following:
Employee: So, we were going to mail all these invoices, but instead we’re going to fax them since our postage machine died. Just put them on here and press start.
Temp: Okay! Got it.
Temp begins faxing.
Employee: Um, you have to take them out of the envelopes first.
Or how about the following:
Tech support: Can you tell if it’s an Ethernet cable or a phone cable?
Customer: How do I tell?
Tech support: Well, if you hold it up to the cable attached to your phone and you look at the plug, if it looks the same, you’ve got a phone cable. If it’s bigger, it’s probably Ethernet.
Customer: Oh cool. Let me look.
Tech support: WAIT! [dial tone]