Overheard in An Office

No, not in my office, but overheard this little exchange at another company altogether, between two employees there: a woman and a man:

Him: Oh my god, is it ever okay to wear a mini-skirt and Fuck Me Boots* to the office? 

Her: If you’re the slutty secretary at an escort service, maybe. Otherwise, uh… no. And women wonder why they get treated differently in the working world. Jeez. 

Him: Hum, maybe that’s what they’re doing on that team: Sure, we can work a miracle for you. You want happy ending, too? 

Her: Well, they say you should always wear good boots when climbing. I guess that means climbing to the top of the corporate ladder, too.

I about shot coffee out of my nose.

* Pretty sure I knew who he was talking about and what he was describing: those leather, knee-high, heel things. Is there an actual name for those?

Wrong is Still Wrong…

My political views don’t change based upon the letter that follows the last name of whomever is sitting as the president. Wrong is still wrong:

From Jay’s site comes this tale of WTF about a professor whose free speech is being censored:

A professor has been censored twice, reported to the “threat assessment team,” and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door…

If you’re thinking, “But that can’t happen here” — that’s precisely why it is happening here.


Ein Gedicht über den Herbst von Joseph Feiherr von Eichendorff:

Nun lass den Sommer gehen,
Laß Sturm und Winde wehen,
Bleibt diese Rose mein,
Wie könnt ich traurig sein?

Maybe learning a bit of German poetry will help me with my German.

Facebook while you Facebook…

From Paul Venezia’s place, while the article is about Facebook’s propensity for changes, comes this simple axiom that applies to many aspects of life and living:

An extremely valuable and often overlooked skill is knowing when to stop.

His comment about Facebook’s recent changes news feed changes being akin to putting “Facebook in your Facebook so that you can Facebook while you Facebook” was pretty accurate, and amusing, too.

We’re done here.