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25th-Apr-2006 12:31 am
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There's this girl in the office that I'm actually quite nice to, most of the time, basically because she makes me laugh. Like today.

Apparently, their department secretary was out sick, and her boss asked her to fax some important contract to Hong kong. I went to get a drink of water and found her angry almost to tears at the fax machine, because it was a really, really, really important contract and the boss is going to be mad if it doesn't get done, but the fax machine is broken!"

Having just used the fax machine twice today, I knew it wasn't broken, so I figured she just might have been doing something wrong. So I decided to stand by and watch her follow the prescribed steps as taped right above the fax machine. I even checked to see if she might have been faxing the document wrong side down, which is quite understandable.

She was following the steps perfectly. The fax transmitted, we even have proof, that little piece of paper that records the transmittal. I thought it was fine, and was about to go back to my office when she stamps her foot angrily.

"See? See? I've done that six times already and the document keeps coming back!"

Sigh. She is quite pretty, but I'm not sure if that makes up for it.
Comments 
25th-Apr-2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Please tell me this person isn't a college grad.
25th-Apr-2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Magna cum laude, BA in Broadcast Communications.

On the other hand, I'm the one without a degree. :-)
25th-Apr-2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
EEEEK! What in the world are our colleges and universities churning out these days????
25th-Apr-2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should rethink applying for university ...
25th-Apr-2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
It gets worse. Most of my stupid people stories involve clients with MBAs. Some even from Harvard Business School. :-)
25th-Apr-2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Used to work at a university office, and of course all outgoing faxes got the date/time, office and university name stamped on top on arrival at their destinations.

And a coworker didn't understand the reprimand for using the office fax to send out press releases for a local politician running for state office. Hello? Misuse of state equipment, time, funds? Gleeful ridicule from radio stations and newspaper that received the fax?

What's worse, the pol didn't see any problem with it either.
25th-Apr-2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
I would have been on the FLOOR. This is priceless!
25th-Apr-2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
I share the same sentiments as blackmarketpony. *LOL* They should realize that contract is VERY IMPORTANT!

*L*
26th-Apr-2006 12:22 am (UTC)
I would've told her that Hong Kong is so very, very far away that you need to put at least three stamps on it.


BWAA HA HA HA hahaha.....
26th-Apr-2006 01:38 am (UTC)
I would, but I don't think she understands the concept of stamps. Sigh. But that's another story.
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26th-Apr-2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Good lord. I had hoped she was the only one of her kind. Sigh.
28th-Apr-2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
memo to me... do not drink coffee while reading MTS...

*cleans coffee off of computer screen...*
29th-Apr-2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
Do I have your permission to use this in a web comic? Credit given, of course. see here.
1st-May-2006 02:07 am (UTC) - Yes, dear.
Sorry for the late reply, but go ahead. It's an honour. :-)
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