We’ve been enjoying some late summer weather recently (although we haven’t been enjoying the humidity!), so I thought I’d post the view from my office window. There’s plenty of buses, trains and pedestrians below (there’s a train station and a bus station nearby) but I thought I’d crop out the hustle and bustle and focus on the serene, beautiful blue clouds : )
As with any office, my office usually has a range of random things we end up talking about. If it’s not food, Eastenders or kids, it’s something really random – here’s a few examples.
Colleague: So what did you get for your husband then on your anniversary?
Me: Headphones, they’re the high-tech ones he wanted.
Colleague: Ahh yes, the secret to a long and happy marriage. Headphones. He won’t be able to hear you, you can keep talking, you’ll both be happy.
Manager: You’re young yet, how old are you?
Manager: (pause)….You’re getting old, better start having kids
Colleague 1: Oh is it your birthday today? how come you didn’t take the day off?
Colleague 2: I didn’t book it in time.
Colleague 1: Why not? It’s not like you didn’t know what date it was on.
[A few colleagues and I decided to bring in some food to work this week to celebrate Eid last week]
Manager: We should have Eid every week, that food was really nice!
Colleague: Will you give us a day off every week though?
Manager: Get back to work.
I had a silly conversation (or two) with my manager a few days ago, and realised that I had a gold-mine of silly conversations I’ve had with in the office. So I thought I’d share a few of them for your amusement : )
Colleague: Was your new coat expensive?
Me: No, why?
Colleague: I want to make fun out of it, but I’d feel bad if you spent a lot of money on it. It’s an ugly coat.
Manager: Beige? That’s such an old lady colour.
Me: No it’s not, it’s actually quite fashionable!
*other (female) colleagues agree and say they like it.*
Manager: You girls and your fashion. If it’s fashionable, you’ll wear it. I bet you’d wear a babygrow if it was in fashion.
Me: Well, I do have a jumpsuit.
Manager: *silence* *turns back to computer shaking head*
On me wearing a long white shirt top
Manager: You look like you’re wearing school shirt.
Me: Dear god.
Female Colleague: Zara? That’s so common.
Me: Yeah? Where do you buy your clothes then?
Female colleague: From the local market.