View From My Window: Blue Skies and Concrete Jungles

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 : )

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Conversations in the office #2: On Celebrations and Gifts

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.

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Manager: You’re young yet, how old are you?
Me: 28
Manager: (pause)….You’re getting old, better start having kids

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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.

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[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.

Conversations in the office #1: On Fashion

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.

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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*

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On me wearing a long white shirt top

Manager: You look like you’re wearing school shirt.

Me: Dear god.

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Female Colleague: Zara? That’s so common.

Me: Yeah? Where do you buy your clothes then?

Female colleague: From the local market.