The Race Card Is Two-Sided

, , , , , , | Working | July 17, 2018

(As the administrative assistant, I hear a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that usually just makes me roll my eyes. We have a new hire that really isn’t pulling their weight, but they are still new, so most of us are hopeful. I end up overhearing this gem between the new hire and a worker who’s been here a while.)

Worker: “I don’t know… There’s just something about you that I don’t like.”

New Hire: *indignantly* “It’s because I’m black, ain’t it?”

Worker: “THAT’S WHAT IT IS!” *snaps fingers* “You’re racist!”

New Hire: *agape* “Why would you say that? How am I the racist?”

Worker: “I said there was ‘something’ about you… and you immediately jumped to race. I never said anything about your color. That’s racism. Honestly, as long as you pull your weight, I don’t give a f*** what color you are.”

(I did not hear the rest of the conversation… Probably a good thing.)

Now I Know My A, B, Woof!

, , , , , | Working | July 13, 2018

(I work in a 24/7 call center, so often the representatives are pretty tired. I can only imagine this is why I overheard this the other day:)

Coworker: “Yes, building C. Like C for dog.”

Kids These Days Are Benching Earlier And Earlier

, , , , | Learning | June 24, 2018

(Overheard as a kindergarten class walks by:)

Teacher: “Now remember what we talked about: not getting stuck in benches!”

Mother Needs To Put Her Foot In Her Mouth

, , , , , , , , | Related | June 22, 2018

We have one of those things that you step on and it tells you what type of insole you need for your shoes — high-arch, pronate… whatever. But for it to work properly, you have to stand on it with your bare feet.

We had some kids wanting to try it, but upon seeing that you had to have bare feet, their mother yelled at them, “No, don’t go on that! You’ll get foot-AIDS!”

Had A Lightning Bulb Moment

, , , , , , | Friendly | June 15, 2018

My roommate and I are exploring a Florida theme park with lots of country-themed pavilions. In the Norway pavilion, we discover a little building holding an exhibit on “Gods of the Vikings.” Being big mythology nerds, we happily enter and are checking out the artifacts and stories of Odin, Freya, Thor, and Loki when another group comes in behind us.

The next thing we hear is an incredibly bubbly and excited voice saying, “Oh, wow! So Marvel didn’t just make these guys up!”

We exchange a single horrified look and nope right on out of there.

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