Friday, October 12, 2007

I left the copier jammed...

So, last night I was at the faculty office and needed to make a bunch of copies for class. The office has these new copiers that are, how do you say, um, ABSOLUTE CRAP! Every time I tried to make a copy, it would jam somewhere in some impenetrable nether region of copier hell and I would spend 10 minutes opening and shutting various different compartments over and over again before getting it to work only to find it jams 2 copies later! F**k me! Frustrated, I gave up and informed my work colleagues that I had jammed the copier. When I went back to my desk, this wonderful and memorable video was in my email, courtesy of my colleague. Thanks Jason!



Man, oh man, I loved these commercials when they first aired! I am so glad we can see them whenever we want on YouTube. I have to say my all time favorite Terry Tate quotes that I used to go around saying all the time:

1. Break was over 15 minutes ago, Bitch!

2. You can't cut the cheese whereever you please! That's just nasty!

3. You can't make a pass and pinch Pablo's ass!

Ah, the good old days! Well, although I did jam the copier, at least I told everyone I did it. But we all know those office slackers that drive you crazy. Like the faculty member who left a dirty cup of rancid nastiness on the faculty desk for me to find. Errrrr. Or the person who farted in the stairwell above me even though they could hear me coming up so that I walked into the evil stank of his ass. Where's Terry when you need him.

15 comments:

preTzel said...

Oh man, I have a co - worker I could use Terry for. I might even blog about this person. Drives me batshit crazy because she thinks she knows. It. All. Everything in life we must look to her for advice because she knows. It. All. And guess what? She makes no bones about coming to find you to give you her advice even if you don't ask for it. And when I didn't call her when I was sick she called my house demanding to know why I didn't call her first. Uhm, because you have a big mouth and because it was none of your business????

Oh, another that peeves me? Those that shit and leave it behind. What is so wrong with grown women that they can't flush a toilet and make sure it ALL goes down? I can understand a bacon strip left down the back of the toilet, that happens. But to leave crumbles of shit or whole turds? Gross and disgusting. And to piss and let it dribble on the seat? That's just like a MAN! Clean it up girl!

Sorry Ello, had to rant. :)

Angie said...

Oh, ROFL! I've never seen that before so thanks for posting. :D

I spent however many years as a department clerk or lab secretary or whatever, and I really loved the managers and engineers who'd wander around the building for five or ten minutes looking for me if I was off doing something, then hand me a piece of paper and say, "Could you make a copy of this for me?" I mean, serious WTF, you know? The copier was right across the hall from your lazy-ass office -- make the damn copy! [eyeroll] But no, he has to charge the program twenty bucks worth of time while he walked around looking for the clerical help. [headdesk]

Angie

Sherry said...

LOL!! Honesty pays...usually. I laughed at some of the things that have happened to you at work...and that video...all things that happen in office and people think the rules don't apply to them!!

Danette Haworth said...

Haha! That was good! I've never seen it before! My favorite part:

The pain train's comin'

HA!

Lisa said...

I totally forgot about those commercials!!! That's the kind of stuff that I actually sometimes (OK rarely) miss about being a telecommuter. The last time I worked outside the house, I was in a building that was nothing but a cube farm for 1500 people! I think that's why I'm so hooked on The Office every Thursday night -- who hasn't worked with a Michael, a Dwight, and Angela and all the rest of them. Oh, and P.S. I worked for the government, so it was exactly like working for Dunder Mifflin :))

Patti said...

hahahahahah...terry tate, oh how i miss thee!

Charles Gramlich said...

Ah the joys of academic life. What sweet memories.

Curtastrophe said...

Oh!!! "You kill the joe, you make some mo'!"

What about the man/woman who is CONSTANTLY blabbing on and on and on about some pointless shit that nobody cares about? You can hear them throughout the place, even from the kitchen where you're going in on breaktime...

Somehow they manage to relate the near car accident they were almost in to some anecdotal story of their time in college when they...

Arg!!

Ello said...

Everybody I know has a great office story about someone that drives them absolutely batshit. It's why, like LIsa, The Office is so hysterically funny.

I have stories that are too disgusting to post about some office people I have dealt with. It's surprising how nasty people can be. Makes me wonder if they are as nasty in their own homes or if they save their foul ways to share with their office colleagues.

SzélsőFa said...

This is funny, but I don't understand. Was it a commercial for a sporting shoe? (I remember seeing Nike at the end).
Was Terry Tate a movie or soap character?

Carleen Brice said...

Must. Stop. Watching. Hilariousness.

Oh man, thanks for the laugh!

Ello said...

Hi Szelsofa, Terry Tate was just in a series of these commercials. This was actually not from a movie or tv show. Just commercials. ANd they were for Reebok - the other sneaker company! Which is sad because no one can ever remember who exactly the ad is for but they all remember Terry Tate.

Ello said...

ANytime, Carleen!

SzélsőFa said...

heehee - I know of Reebok, too.
How funny I recalled Nike. And no, I'm not an agent.

Scouse said...

You can't bring that humppity hump up in side this bumppity bump