Hilarious Tweets About Overheard Conversations at Work
When you work with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to hear some juicy things once in a while. It’s natural when you’re curious (or maybe just bored) to want to eavesdrop. And sometimes, you hear certain things that you simply can’t forget.
These tweets are from people who overheard some occasionally confusing, sometimes shocking and always very entertaining snippets of conversations while at work.
So whether you’re procrastinating at work or just curious about the happenings at other people’s offices, here are some of the funniest overheard work conversations that people have tweeted.
A Late Start
Everyone at some point has wondered if their coworkers are actually working. And this overheard conversation is confirmation that just because some people’s bodies are physically at work doesn’t mean they’re working.
Questionable Carpet Stain
It’s entirely possible that the blood may be this person’s own from an accident. Or maybe they have wild children who clumsily hurt themselves. But just hearing a co-worker ask someone how to get blood out of carpet makes you want to get a little more context on the situation…or to just avoid that particular co-worker.
The Exotic Question
Maybe Nicole doesn’t understand how to fulfill basic requests. Or maybe she’s a total genius and has figured out a way to get her co-workers to stop asking her for things.
Good Morning Indeed
We all have different ways to measure how we feel in the morning. But if your standards for having a good day are like this guy’s standards, it’s reasonable to assume it can be easy to have a good day as long as you keep yourself from having too rough of a night.
Lots of people love sloths. There’s no denying that. But the real questions here are not only how this debate even got started but also why this debate even got started. And, also, why is this debate happening at work?
That’s One Exciting Meeting
Meetings aren’t known for being exciting. But if someone was so worried about another person losing control of their bladder because of the awesome nature of this particular meeting, it feels worth checking out. Bring a spare pair of pants, of course.
Is the underwear for lunch? Is the underwear being worn at lunch? Is the underwear an accessory that this person wants to have with them while they lunch? What’s so special about this underwear that it needs to be shared with the rest of the group? This tweet lends itself to so many follow up questions.
That De-Escalated Quickly
An exhausting co-worker, but an entertaining overheard conversation.
Presently Working at a Fake Company
This conversation makes you wonder why a person would want to time travel to the 1980s, unless maybe they want to see big hair and shoulder pads. But more importantly, it makes you wonder: If they’re not working at a real company, what kind of make-believe company do they work for and how do they pay their real bills?
It’s always good to ask questions when you don’t know things. The risk you run, however, is if you don’t recognize a pretty typical snack. People may have questions for you in return.
Leave It to the Engineers to Get Detail-Oriented
For anyone who wanted to drop into a happy hour event, these engineers are happy to remind you that the minimum stay for a “happy hour” is right there in the title.
‘Unlike My Talkative Co-Workers…’
It’s good to know this co-worker already has an answer ready for what is likely a common question. Of course, the natural follow up is “But what about when they’re not quiet? What is happening then?”
That’s a No Go
When Pokemon Go was all the rage, plenty of people were using whatever spare time they had to collect anything and everything they could. But a grown adult admitting they’re upset because they can’t play their game during their work break is still a little disconcerting.
More Like Avocad-No Follow Up Questions, Please
What you do in your free time outside of work is totally up to you. But if a co-worker hears about weird avocado stuff you’re doing — especially if they hear that out of context — there may be some raised eyebrows.
What an Offer
It’s nice when you get close to people at work. And if you can talk about your relationship problems and have someone who will hear you out, that can be cathartic. But remember that a co-worker may not always give you the best advice.
It’s fair to say that if the email wasn’t sent to the right address, it would be hard to receive it. I can only imagine the eye rolls from both the person overhearing this conversation at work and from the person on the other end of the phone call who was asked the question.
That’s a conveniently timed sickness, wouldn’t you say?
That’s Not a Good Sign
When a person who is in charge of something doesn’t know how to see the thing they’re in charge of and needs an underling to show them, that’s not going to inspire respect.
Is That a Confession?
This is an especially dangerous overheard conversation if you happen to work in a white-collar business.
Depends on Your Taste
Much like the great blue vs. gold dress battle, this is likely the same smell that can be interpreted two different ways depending on the person. But no matter what conclusion these workers come to, they should probably clean out the fridge pretty soon.