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    Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I used to work in a place where a few people constantly had personal phone calls - but it wasn't just stuff like "hey, can you pick up some dog food" or anything. One lady took the time to call her dog walker/"doggie daycare" and yell at them for a solid ten minutes. Another lady used to call her twins' daycare and ask EVERY SINGLE DAY how "the mayors of Munchkinland" are doing - she'd have the not-yet-1-year-olds get on the phone, and she'd baby talk to them for a solid five minutes.

    What are some weird things you've overheard?


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    Similar.

    Had a lady sat across from me who had a "troubled" daughter.

    Many many times they would take turns calling each other on either the work land line or the cell phone. Yell at each other, bark orders, cry, beg, cajole, and shout, "Jennifer, JENNIFER!!! Jenny, Jen - NO Don't do it." Or tell her over and over again she could NOT MISS SCHOOL today.

    Eventually, along the way, the girl burned the house down with un-minded scented candles (maybe masking smells of illicit MJ use?). Fortunately no one was hurt, but the house and contents was a total loss.

    So for the next 18 months I got to hear all kinds of conversations with the insurance adjuster and her calling and looking on-line for replacements for her Thomas Kinkaide limited edition prints.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I had a lady whose kid must have been Damien from the Omen. He was always in fights at school, and always had to have his mom (my co-worker) go pick him up.

    I think at one point, he was caught smoking cigs, and the Mom wasn't too happy, and decided to scream into the phone about it to the kids Dad. It was great entertainment.



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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I forgot that a group of us were traveling once, and one woman had an entire phone conversation (while still sitting at the table) with her son about not terrorizing the dog while we all sat at a nice restaurant.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    My first job I had a boss that would constantly be in his office arguing with his ex-wife. Called her every name in the book that usually involved sleeping around with other men. (His son had told him mommy was bringing home different guys all the time)

    Guy that used to work in my office would argue with his ex a ton with the door shut but you could hear everything. He was the type of guy that had the Christian signs and a bible in his office and was a very nice guy but man, when the ex was on the line he was a totally different person.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I work with an old hippie, a version of Mr Rogers, an old racist, someone that would remind you of a Motley Crue groupie, a guy that thinks he's a cowboy, a complete hillbilly, along with some really intelligent and driven men and women. There are KU fans, Kstate fans, MU fans, a Nebraska fan, a soccer fan and one awesome ISU fan.

    There are rarely any normal conversations in here. Oddly enough, I really enjoy the people I work with.



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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    While on an airport rental car bus, I heard a guy on his cell phone relaying the intimate details of his quest the night before with a woman. Awkward.



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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    This didn't occur at work but....

    I'm finishing putting groceries away and getting my 2 year old hooked in his car seat. As I close the back door to walk to the driver's door, I hear a Mom and teenage daughter arguing as they approach their car which was next to mine. I didn't really pay attention to the words until the daughter just stopped and yelled something pretty loud (dont remember now what was said). They both stopped....saw I was right there and the Mom just looks at me and says something like "having the sex talk"........I decided to just turn and get in my car.

    I suppose in hindsight I should have pointed to my two year old and told the daughter "keep doing it if you want one of these right now"


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    In a bathroom, heard someone in a stall on the cell phone say "I should be out of here in a few hours." Almost temped to say "have you tried prunes?"


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I've ******* about this one before, but I used to sit next to someone for whom I (and everyone else in a 30 ft radius) heard all of the following:

    - Her fighting (like a real, yelling fight) with her husband, multiple times
    - Telling her friend how her husband wanted sex that morning but she wasn't going to give him any
    - Her talking about her young daughter's medical issues
    - Fighting with her husband about her MIL about the MIL taking the daughters out for ice cream
    - Fighting about financial issues
    - Every credit card and loan number they have (I seriously thought about putting a sticky note with all that info on her desk as a "you should probably have private convos elsewhere hint)


    she is not the office favorite.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    The aforementioned Motley Crue groupie in my office once had a series of conversations revolving around someone stealing her jeans from a laudromat and the ensuing detective work to get them back. It ended with her getting the lady's phone number and calling and threatening her with violence if she didn't get them back.

    I've overheard the following at some point and time:

    "Well, where did you leave your teeth?"
    "...and that's how I figured out she was a lesbian"

    If anyone is from the KC area and listens to KQRC, a co-worker of mine was the guy that told the "true lie" story about his dog bringing in a dead rabbit and dropping it on his bed while his wife was giving him a *******.



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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I was at the OB's office earlier this week, just hanging out in the waiting room before my appointment. A girl was on hold with her insurance company about prior authorization for a procedure. She'd been on hold for some time, so I figured she'd head out the door when they came on. Nope, she proceeded to tell them that she'd like a Mirena IUD inserted, why, her frequency of sex, etc. I mean, I guess it is an OB/GYN's office, but dude, I can barely talk to my medical professionals in a HIPAA-approved setting about personal stuff.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I used to have a mother-daughter duo in a small office. The daughter was the front desk receptionist and the mom did accounting a cubicle 15 feet away. Both were within earshot of my office. They would talk on the phone to each other AT LEAST 2 hours per day.

    Topics ranged from what the receptionists kids wore to school that day to how many bites of each menu item each kid ate for supper the previous night. Occasionally there would be a discussion on who the receptionist's sister was sleeping with or if the receptionist's husband made it home after bowling the night before.

    Eventually the accountant won $100K in the lottery and bought two houses next to each other so they could talk all night as well.



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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    13 posts in and not a single mention of "If it hadn't been for that horse... I never would have spent that year in college."

    I'm disappointed in you, CF.


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    Re: Friday OT - Weirdest Conversation Overheard at Work

    I don't think I could handle most of these. I have no laugh filter when things are super-awkward.


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