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Odhinn 06-12-2007 06:41 AM

Strange things that happen at work
Came into work this morning and killed a scorpion that ran across my office desk about 2 inches from my hand. Don't need any coffee now:D

Anyone else have any strange things happen at work.

Vector6 06-12-2007 06:43 AM

we ran out of cofffee filters once........:D

skeeter 06-12-2007 08:08 AM

Had a rattle snake curled up in the air lines on a con gear.
Had a bee fly in the window and right in my ear(I'm allergic to bees)
Had an eagle fly along right in front of my windshield for a bit (absolutely awesome experience)
Watched a bull moose get pissed off at a semi and proceed to rip it apart.
Had a station wagon go end over end right beside me.
Went down a mountain sideways with a set of doubles.
Went down a mountain at over 100mph in a cloud of smoke and a hardy hi hoooooshiiiiittt.
Had another truck come down a mountain sideways right at me and straiten out right at the last second.
Got chased by a semi with no one in it.
Trucking is fun...

Monjo 06-12-2007 08:14 AM

yesterday, at the nursing home I work in we had a sprinkler line burst flooding one of our wings. It was an amazing amount of water. The residents seemed to enjoy all of the action though:D

Dare2BSquare 06-12-2007 10:45 AM

One day all of my employees showed up for work - - - really strange.

JCS05Rubi 06-12-2007 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare (Post 91010)
One day all of my employees showed up for work - - - really strange.

I got one better. ALL 7 people showed up, and NONE were drunk or high! I thought the apocolypse was coming!

Seriously though, I deal with some.. special..old people, that do funny things on a daily basis. I work for 1 company of like 6 on a big CSX train junction(rail guys are union..), and work in a building with gm reps etc. I see some fun stuff :D Plus my programs at work were written by high school drop outs, so I get to watch computers get thrown around.

Dare2BSquare 06-12-2007 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by JCS05Rubi (Post 91013)
I got one better. ALL 7 people showed up, and NONE were drunk or high!

That wouldn't be strange for me. Just plain miraculous!!!!!

tiny terror 06-12-2007 11:06 AM

I work by myself... so I admit nothing.

RatherBNarizona 06-12-2007 01:10 PM

on the way to work, a bee flew under my shirt while i was cruisin in my jeep and stung me (I almost drove off the road)

and at work...
well i partied once
really partied! it was a lot of fun. I'm keepin the details to a minimum!

GraysonJeep 06-12-2007 01:31 PM

i had a customer try to intimidate me once while trying to negotiate pricing and sat his gun on the desk. (he still bought at my price - which was my best price, the first time around). I kept telling him I don't have time to do a 2nd best price and hope he takes it. I give my best one right off the bat.

that is one among many from being in the car business for 13 yrs. always some sort of drama going on somewhere.

it always amazes me that some use a completely different set of made up math. always have someone wanting to finance $30k for $400 per month or less, no money down, no trade and no more than 60 months. It is $500 per month before interest!! we always have those.

kg4kpg 06-12-2007 02:09 PM

Saw a fellow government worker do some work. :eek: :hysterical:

Skeeter, I always wanted to drive trucks, just never took the plunge. I've driven some military tractors so I know I could do it, just never commited. I got my permit, just can't take off enough time from work to complete CDL training.

Dare2BSquare 06-12-2007 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by JCS05Rubi (Post 91013)
I got one better. ALL 7 people showed up, and NONE were drunk or high! I thought the apocolypse was coming!

Had an interesting one last week. I was having problems with this very thing. Called the chief of police and asked him to have a couple of officers stop by our place of business a couple of times a week and just walk through like they were looking for something.

Straighted up some of the problems I was having with contraband coming into the business.

tiny terror 06-12-2007 03:53 PM

Ooo Oooo, I remember one. I was working in a restaurant when I was about 18 and a couple of men (I'm assuming officers) brought in a handcuffed guy. He told me he loved me and asked me to marry him. The officers ended up ordering for him because he couldn't seem to control what he said to me from that point on.

1BLKJP 06-12-2007 03:59 PM

Hmmmm, when I was in high school I went to work for a Lumber Yard. First day on the job (NOT ME THAT DID THIS) someone swept up chlorine and put it in the compactor. Then someone dump a five gallon bucket of oil and then cleaned it up and put it in the compactor. The explosion was cool, but the chlorine gas that filled the entire store wasn't. :D

amerijeep 06-12-2007 04:22 PM

Hey Terror,

Should I tell them some of my work stories? Like the clothes dryer thing?

Badge1236 06-12-2007 04:58 PM

Do tell. You opened the can, might as well spill it.

penguin_in_a_cj 06-12-2007 05:02 PM

one of the guys I worked with had a 3 cyliner metro that the key way broke out of the cam. we welded it back teogher and jumped it over a used car

tiny terror 06-12-2007 05:12 PM


Originally Posted by amerijeep (Post 91084)
Hey Terror,

Should I tell them some of my work stories? Like the clothes dryer thing?

<snicker> yeah that's a good one. :D

MouthfulOfGrass 06-12-2007 05:58 PM

Had a couple of "body builders" go into a steroid rage and thrash one of the restrooms.

RatherBNarizona 06-12-2007 11:35 PM

oh also I was very bored at work and was working with customers
and i decided to put on a strong irish accent (I have red hair and freckles) while my asian front spoke like he just got off the ship.

ccain 06-12-2007 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by RatherBNmexico (Post 91267)
oh also I was very bored at work and was working with customers
and i decided to put on a strong Irish accent (I have red hair and freckles) while my Asian front spoke like he just got off the ship.

Oh man...isn't that fun?!
I did that once in uniform...this chick asked me what brought me to America...I said "It certainly wasn't the beer cutie"
Then she said: "How can you be Irish and be in the US Army?"
I told her that they recruited me from the Irish Republican Army... She just smiled and said "Oh, OK" :p

amerijeep 06-13-2007 12:39 AM

I was just tellin' someone about these today.

I fix things for a living. There was this one chick that kept beggin' me to fix her clothes dryer for her. I suspected she was really wantin' to hook it up. I kept playin' it cool with her, but still she begged me everyday to come fix her dryer. She was a hottie, but kinda strange.

One day she came up to me at work (where I used to work) and said, "Look, I need you to come fix my dryer. I'm tired of wearing wet panties to work every day".

I never did get that dryer runnin.

amerijeep 06-13-2007 12:41 AM

A couple weeks ago, this chick had a piece of equipment that wasn't runnin' right. I was actually at her site workin' on somethin' else.

She calls me over and says "Will you come spray oil on me?".

I was like, "I thought you would never ask".

Turns out she was referring to her equipment that was not runnin' well. Or so she says...

amerijeep 06-13-2007 12:44 AM

Last week, I was talkin' to another chick on the phone. She was tellin' me about this piece of equipment that would not run. She knew it could be operated manually, but did not know how to do it.

I told her to take the manual lever and to screw it into the slit in the top and what to disengage to operate manually.

Finally, she says, "You are going to have to come show me. I guess I just don't know how to screw".

MoA 06-13-2007 12:57 AM

a month ago i was pullin a 12,000 lb tractor on a heavy a$$ trailor behind a dodge 8 cylinder deisel.. (one big truck) and had the breaks go out while drivin down a hill.. LOL scariest time of my life.. we ran a redlight

one of my older jobs i was driving a box truck.. when the tire rod popped off and lost steering of the front tires.. also had a tire rip off of it once

today i found a baby praying mantis and kept it as my new pet =D we were up on the coca cola factory re-roofing it.. which was a weird place to find this lil f@cker

amy 06-13-2007 01:58 AM

I work with children 1-5 years old. I have lots of fun. :D

The other day, I was outside with a bunch of 3-5 year olds and a little boy came running up to me, holding his arm, wailing like he was mortally wounded. I knelt down to see how bad the injury was and try to calm him down enough to find out what happened. Mid-wail, he stopped and peered intently into my right eye, then my left eye. Then he wrinkled up his nose and stuck his tongue out. It took me a minute to realize he was making faces at himself in the reflective lenses of my sunglasses. Injury forgotten, he made faces a bit more then ran off giggling.

Today, I spent the whole day with 7 toddlers, age 1 - 2 1/2. An independent little 1 1/2 year old tried to escape. I caught her. She got mad but knew better than to try to retaliate against me (I'm bigger than her ;) ) so she bit the hand of another little girl who just happened to be within mouth range.

The biter was put in "time out" which means she had to sit in a chair against the wall for a while (a fate worse than death for small children). While she was sitting there, a little boy, who had watched the whole biting incident, walked up to the biter and stuck his hand in her mouth. Of course, she bit him. He cried and pointed, trying to get her into more trouble. There were 3 adults in the room at the time. We all saw what he did. He didn't get sympathy from any of us.

The little girl who had been bitten in the first place is a sweet, well mannered little girl, for being 2. I guess being chewed on crossed the line for her, though. She didn't strike back right away. A couple of hours later, she casually walked passed the biter, grabbed a handful of her hair and yanked her off her feet.

While I was breaking up the baby catfight that ensued, I felt a gentle tugging on my pant leg. Thinking it was one of the younger, less-stable children, holding on for balance, I glanced down to find another 2 year old girl carefully unzipping the thigh pocket of my cargo pants and trying to ease out my cell phone. When I stopped her, she smiled angelically and ran off.

Still later, we were all sitting on the floor while I read a book to the little darlings. My lil pickpocket, still smiling angelically, untied my shoes. I'm convinced she would have tied my laces together, if I hadn't caught her... and if she knew how to tie shoelaces.;)

I love my job.:D

DISCLAIMER: No children were seriously injured during the events described above.

Odhinn 06-13-2007 08:18 AM

Amy, you are braver then I am.

Here's one for ya.

I tripped on the rail ballast one day and did a face plant. What was the first thing I did. Not check to see If I was ok but I sat up and looked around to make sure no one saw me fall. Then I made sure my bloodied nose wasn't broken.:D Priorities are very important:chair:

tiny terror 06-13-2007 10:15 AM

I'm starting to wonder what Amerijeep REALLY does for a living...

JCS05Rubi 06-13-2007 11:24 AM

LoL:really: :wavey: :rofl:

Odhinn 06-13-2007 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by tiny terror (Post 91360)
I'm starting to wonder what Amerijeep REALLY does for a living...

Covert agent, Special Ops:incog: :D

And I sometimes hear voices in my head while at work.

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