Again with the weirdness
Submitted by jcharles on Tue, 05/02/2006 - 12:40pm. Bizarre
"I use billion-dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods. What's your hobby?"

- the "big teal chicken" guy. Either he was joking, or he's actually delusional.
Standard procedure
Submitted by jcharles on Fri, 04/21/2006 - 1:00pm. Wisdom
"Well, how did you create the batch before?"

"I don't know... it worked before. *pause* Let's blame Dave. He's not here today."

- my co-worker and the woman on speaker phone in his office
Don't go in there
Submitted by jcharles on Thu, 04/13/2006 - 10:44am. Um...
"I don't even want to get close to your jpegs, let alone play with them."

- one middle-aged programmer to another, in the cubicle next to me
Yarrr! Move it along thar
Submitted by jcharles on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 10:51am. Funny
"There were over 40,000 pirates in 1862."

At first I hoped my co-worker was talking about this, but when I walked by again a few minutes later I heard:

"... so to stop people loitering, they started putting them outside businesses."

- cubicle farm, Indiana
Hick Tech
Submitted by jcharles on Mon, 03/13/2006 - 6:59am. Ironic
"This thing's got more RAM on it than that one by a country mile."

- IT guy, cubicle farm, Indiana
Stir-fried metaphors
Submitted by jcharles on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 11:01am. Um...
"It's like if you're lost in the desert or... someplace..."

"Maybe there's a plane crash, and it's standing on a block of ice..."

- a couple of supervisors using increasingly tragic scenarios to explain a change in our software release policy
That's what they all say
Submitted by jcharles on Mon, 11/07/2005 - 3:52pm. Funny
"Next time you talk to him, mention that that workflow is a spawn of Satan. Uh-huh. No, we have proof. We have proof."

- a co-worker in the next row, this morning
Sure you want to advertise that?
Submitted by jcharles on Sat, 11/05/2005 - 3:27pm. Scenes
A large piece of cardboard taped onto the back of a pickup truck, passenger side, with an arrow pointing to the right and the words "DIDN'T GET LAID LAST NIGHT."

The truck was parked, so I wondered if perhaps this was some sort of prank. Marital spat? I dunno.

~ outside a SCUBA shop, a few months ago, Indiana
That's one expensive chicken
Submitted by jcharles on Tue, 09/20/2005 - 11:19am. Bizarre
"I just got an email saying the big teal chicken is 20 million over budget."

- a co-worker, who startled me by suddenly speaking into his hands-free set as I was talking to someone else in the next cubicle
Dead Men's Cars
Submitted by jcharles on Fri, 08/19/2005 - 7:10am. Bizarre
"I consider myself a pretty sensitive guy, but we've got all these people kickin' off and leaving their cars behind..."

- a co-worker, I assume discussing the rising trends in both death notices and requests to buy used cars around the office