Too-True Tweets Every Cubicle Worker Will Understand
The monotony of the daily grind can be frustrating. But rest assured work offers plenty of reasons to laugh. Or at least to nod your head in knowing agreement.
In fact, anyone who’s ever worked in a cubicle can appreciate how amusing life can be inside those small walls. It may not always be glamorous, but at least it can be entertaining. And when you do get annoyed with some aspect of cubicle life, you can always take the time to share your thoughts on social media so other people facing the same issues can commiserate.
So here are 35 amusing tweets about office and cubicle life.
Mysterious Sounds Abound
The walls may block some of the distractions, but they are definitely not soundproof.
Two Can Play at the Loud Game
Casual cat videos while people are trying to hold conference calls is the purrfect auditory revenge.
Small Improvements Would Help Immensely
Knowing who is approaching you (or even that someone is approaching) would help you concentrate without always being on edge.
There’s an Etiquette to Cubicle Life
Just because you see people do it in the movies doesn’t mean you should do it in real life.
I Repeat, There’s an Etiquette to Cubicle Life
Just because it sometimes feels you spend more time in your cubicle than you do in your home does not mean you can do things in your cubicle that should be done in the privacy of your home.
When You’re the One Making the Weird Noise
People may go out of their way to avoid walking by your cubicle.
The Dreaded Mistaken Foot Rub
This mistake could get you in a lot of trouble … or, maybe, it could get you a date.
Fluorescent Lights Are Basically Like the Sun
Then again, if you’re stuck in a cubicle for too long, anything bright can look like the sun.
We’re All in This Together
Even if you complain about your fellow cubicle-dwelling coworkers, you’re also clearly on the same team when the boss comes around.
We Can Hear Your Chats
Everybody has outside conversations during work. But some people are just way more polite about it.
A Cacophony of Conference Calls
Sounds in a cubicle float up above the walls and into the rest of the office. Please, remember that.
Dry Erase Boards Are Excellent for Communication
If you don’t want to talk to anyone, leaving a friendly note to let them know you’re in a not-so-friendly mood is very helpful.
You Can Get Really Creative
From here on out, this cubicle shall be called “Fort Boredom.”
You Find Ways to Stay Creative
You could say creating art out of office supplies is a real staple of your workday.
You Can Make Art Out of Anything
Even those seemingly boring paper samples can add some serious flair to the otherwise drab walls of your cubicle.
They Make Better Doors Than Windows
Mishaps abound when you’re buried in your work and the cubicle walls are making office traffic complicated to get around.
People Really Love the Flag Idea
Well, maybe not all people...
When people can’t see you, even the most innocent joke can sound wildly inappropriate.
They're Not Smell-Proof
Here’s a friendly reminder, you may not be able to see you cubicle neighbor easily, but you can smell them.
Desperate for Companionship
The best cubicle mates are the ones who can’t actually talk.
Will Take Any Opportunity to Connect
You know you’re feeling lonesome when a random person’s sneeze is the most exciting part of your day.
Your Safe Space
Love or hate it, your cubicle is your safe zone and sometimes you don’t want to leave no matter what other people ask.
Watch Out For Wandering Eyes
Even if it looks like someone is scrolling Instagram, it could be how they re-charge for the next spout of productivity so don’t worry (or tell anyone else) about it.
Getting Creative About Privacy
Sure, it may look goofy. And sure, it may be made out of cardboard. But if it gets people to leave you alone to get your work done, it’s worth it.
When in doubt, let your inner child decide how to get the most enjoyment out of your cubicle.
It's a Dog Eat Dog World
At least people know what to expect if they enter this particular cubicle.
Nothing but Potential
There’s something exciting about those first precious moments with an undecorated cubicle.
Cleanin’ Out My Cubicle
Make Marie Kondo proud.
Glitter Is Evil
It may seem like a good idea at the time to add a little sparkle to your work environment, but that sparkle will never, ever go away.
Too long inside those cubicle walls and you could start feeling mixed messages.
A Little Intense
It’s important to remember to not spend too much time cooped up in a cubicle. Otherwise you can feel a little crazy.
You know how you can hear all the details of your neighbor’s phone conversations in a cubicle? They can hear all the details of your life if you share it in your cubicle. Just so you know.
Here’s another friendly reminder that cubicles are not generally soundproof.
What’s the difference between the cubicle and the kitchen? Tons of paperwork and fire hazards? Pssshhh. No big deal at all.
Cubicle life can burn away all that enthusiasm you have for your job pretty quickly.
This prank is both delicious and delightful.
Make It Homey
You spend enough time in your cubicle that you may as well “renovate” it to your liking.
Wheel of Emotions
If you’re feeling too numb to choose your own emotion, let this wheel choose it for you!
You never know who (or what) you might turn around and see outside the walls of your cubicle.
Surprise Sales People
Since the entrance and the exit are often the same in a cubicle, it’s easy to get trapped in a sales pitch (especially an adorable one).
Hidden Inspiration Spots
The bigger question here is, why are so many people hiding under their desks?
Proof of Patience
Even though cross stitching seems crafty and sweet, this piece has a much more sinister (and hilarious) message.
Speaking of Stabbing...
Some days your work mantra is less inspirational and more practical.
Ring the Alarm
Let it be known: If your alarm is going off nonstop, anyone around you has every right to turn it off in order to maintain their own sanity.
The War of the Dividers
Trying to claim a divider in a cubicle may not seem like a big deal, but in some offices it obviously is.
A Worthy Opponent
When you’ve got the same view for hours every day, you’re likely to see the same people. And if they give you the wrong look...that can lead to some serious passive aggression.
Short Distance Emails
Your cubicle is your safe zone and it’s okay to not want to leave your safe zone.
A Barrage of Sense Attacks
When you share close corridors with people, you need to be aware of the amount of perfume you put on and the amount of noise you make day in and day out.
Always Listen Closely
Even when you work so (literally) closely with people, you can easily have miscommunications.
It’s unclear if the person here is crying because they’re so grateful their friends thought of them on their birthday or because the decorations here are made of toilet and fax paper.
You may think something in your cubicle is funny, but your boss may not share your sense of humor.
People say dress for the job you want, not the one that you’re currently sitting in a cubicle at.
If you’re a messy eater, you can be especially grateful for the people who help clean up offices and cubicles every night.
You may not like your cubicle at first. But if you stick it out, there’s plenty of charm to working at a cubicle that may grow on you over the years.
Accidentally Too Familiar Boss
The only thing worse than a text message sent to the wrong person is an inappropriate text message sent to your employer.