Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Workin' in The Coal Mine, Goin' Down, Down

Office Space quote #1:  
Peter - "Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements."
Terrible thing a co-worker once said to me, #1:  
"You didn't hear about it?  Oh, it was so sad, her family is out of state you know, so no one was there, she died alone in the hospital. It's just so tragic for someone to die alone, without loved ones around. By the way, how is your mother doing?"
Office Space quote #2: 
Bob - "Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately."
Peter - "Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been missing it, Bob."
Terrible thing a co-worker (yes, the same one) said to me, #2:  
"You don't have to tell me if you don't want to, but I was just wondering.  Are you pregnant?"
Office Space quotes #3:  
Peter: "So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
Terrible thing a former boss said to me: 
"You're a smart girl, Ellen, there's no need to be nervous, I know you will do well in your big meeting.  The thing that worries me is that you frequently have very bizarre facial expressions. I'm sure you're not aware of it, but try not to do it in this meeting."
Lee Dorsey:  
Workin' in a coal mine
Goin' down down down
Workin' in a coal mine
Whoo! about to slip down

Five o'clock in the mornin'
I'm already up and gone
Lord I am so tired
How long can this go on?


  1. hang in there, friend. time to take a vacation maybe?

    1. Well, I did just take one when I went to see Mom. :)

      I'm okay, I really am. I actually meant for this to be funny, and I think it came off more angry. I suppose I do have a bit of anger going on right now, but I'll be okay.

      Thanks, my friend!

  2. So funny that you quote that song! It is sometimes the soundtrack of my work day - but in my head the fun of the lyric pops out. I sing out loud when I am under (self-imposed) pressure at work, much to the chagrin of the people around me who aren't tone deaf.
    Just remember how wonderful it is to NOT be that co-worker and how lovely it is to be *you*.
    The best may be right around the corner.

    1. I especially love Devo's cover of this song, somehow the electronic music and almost robotic vocals really set off the lyrics.

      I have to admit, I am glad I'm not that co-worker. Gads.

      Speaking of corners, thanks for being in mine, Wooz!


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