Saturday, October 9, 2010

Office Supplies and Booby Traps

It seems there has been some pilfering going around the office. It was brought up at our morning meeting s this last week. Why someone needs to "borrow" a stapler from one desk when they can ask their admin assistant to order the Whamodyne 9000 Paper Perforator, I'll never know. Personally, I think the company has an unlimited budget for office supplies. I have never been turned down for a request.

So after this was brought up, I raised a question:

Me: "Since we have this pilfering going on, can we booby trap our cubicles?"

Manager (immediately without thinking): "Everyone else can, but you can't!"

Me: "Why not me?"

Manager: "Because I have seen your teddybear mortar and I have heard your conversations about your hobbies. If I gave you permission I have no doubt that a) you would do it and b) it would be effective."

4 comments:

  1. Being in a job that requires interpretation of the rules and standards; might I offer the following:

    While you may not booby trap your cubicle, offering advice to a colleague on how to booby trap your cubicle was not expressly prohibited.

    Just offering free advice

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  2. Of course, there is also the point of where does my cubicle begin and end. And if I purposely stack things so, and someone happens to cause a pile of binders to fall from the top shelf onto themselves, does it really count as a booby trap?

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  3. This is too sadly funny.

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  4. I love it...teddy bear mortar.

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