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The Unspoken Language of the Office. Not to be confused with the BBC or NBC television programs. How to get back to reading MetaFilter as quickly as possible. [via lifehacker]
posted by FlamingBore (11 comments total)
Ah... so much potential, so little funny.
posted by mudpuppie at 7:23 PM on March 8, 2005

Cracked me up.
posted by xammerboy at 7:58 PM on March 8, 2005

posted by rooftop secrets at 11:02 PM on March 8, 2005

man, fuck nbc. leave the office alone.
posted by bizwank at 12:30 AM on March 9, 2005

I read this in at least three different places before seeing it here (but that is not my point). Will someone please explain the Febreeze one? My chair smells like ass? I don't get it.
posted by fixedgear at 1:25 AM on March 9, 2005

*looks at fixedgear, then shifts eyes slightly to the right and fixates an undefined point in the far distance*
*stands up, not too fast and not too slowly*

Well, it was nice of you to stop by ...
posted by sour cream at 1:35 AM on March 9, 2005

posted by i_cola at 1:42 AM on March 9, 2005

*claps three times, slowly*
posted by fixedgear at 2:14 AM on March 9, 2005

posted by mr.marx at 12:35 PM on March 9, 2005

I don't know. It seems like most of these would just make you seem like a sociopath, which really isn't a reputation I want to have with my coworkers (I'd much rather be known as the quiet guy with the unbelievably large penis).

I have to admit that I use "the Fast Walk" whenever I get up out of my desk. I also swivel my chair as quickly as possible to the side to make it seem like I'm walking to a destination that's directly connected to what I'm working on, even if it's just to hide in a bathroom stall to take a nap for twenty-five minutes.

Yeah, I'm a temp.
posted by incomple at 12:42 PM on March 9, 2005

He neglects to mention that "the Fast Walk" works best with a prop: a clipboard, a pad, even just a pen clutched with firmness and purpose.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:53 PM on March 9, 2005

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