Funny names from customers and/or colleagues we find out around our job either from a phone call or an email.
They make ous laugh hard.
This is our homage to them.
On the Job is for all the secret things you can get up to at your desk, whilst looking like you are working!
This is a great survival technique because you can pretend you are busily working away whilst really you are busy day dreaming of something else…
We recently found this on a spanish speaker’s email. Not quite sure of the message he’s trying to share with us, with you, with anyone…
“For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either”
While preparing our class (next Saturday, March 26th) -during not so busy times at work- we found this “pearl”:
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to see beyond the imperfections”.
Thinking of the military style alphabet (shown below) used worldwide on all sorts of verbal communications, we’ve created our own following our HowToSurviveAnOfficeJob philosophy.
You could give a small turn up to your day by using ours, or you could create your own, according to your -or your group’s standards – to have a fun job every day!
A – Artist
B – Bananas
C – Cañas*
D – Daydreaming
E – E-mail (Signatures)
F – Fun
G – Giggling
H – High Tea
I – Instant message
J – Jokes
K – Kismet*
L – Laughs
M – Managers
N – Notes
O – Office
P – Psychogeography
Q – Quixotic*
R – Rebels
S – Survive
T – Time Out
U – Us
V – Vacuous*
W – Wall of Name
X – Xtra something
Y – Yanki
Z – ZZzzZZzzzZZzz… sorry, fell asleep on this boring job
*Cañas: common Spanish name for beer.
*Kismet: a power that is believed to control what happens in the future. Fate.
*Vacuous: having or showing a lack of intelligence or serious thought : lacking meaning, importance, or substance.
All definitions -except for cañas– according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
“Vacuous as was our job for us, before we met by kismet -at our office job- and decided to start this project, following our quixotic life approach”.