theatlantic:

monkfishjowls:

Hell yeah, The Atlantic. 
“Introverts are persistent—give them a difficult puzzle to solve, and they’ll analyze it before diving in, then work at it diligently. (“It’s not that I’m so smart,” said Einstein. “It’s that I stay with problems longer.”) And they’re careful risk-takers: less likely to get into car accidents, participate in extreme sports—or place outsize financial bets. (Warren Buffett is a self-described introvert who attributes his success to his temperament.)”

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theatlantic:

monkfishjowls:

Hell yeah, The Atlantic

“Introverts are persistent—give them a difficult puzzle to solve, and they’ll analyze it before diving in, then work at it diligently. (“It’s not that I’m so smart,” said Einstein. “It’s that I stay with problems longer.”) And they’re careful risk-takers: less likely to get into car accidents, participate in extreme sports—or place outsize financial bets. (Warren Buffett is a self-described introvert who attributes his success to his temperament.)”

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Ape, but the sentiment remains.

Ape, but the sentiment remains.

Tags: apes monkeys work

Instead I get to work Boxing Day.

Instead I get to work Boxing Day.

Presents, sometimes they backfire.

  • Coworker (opening Amazon delivery): Oh, this must be my gift for my mom. I'm almost done with my shopping.
  • Me: What'd you get me?
  • Coworker: What'd you get me?
  • Me: Uh... my friendship.
  • Coworker: I already have that.
  • Me: Well, it has to be renewed every year.
  • Coworker: Then I'll just cancel it.
  • Me: Dammit.

At work

  • Coworker on the phone: What kind of surgery did she get? ... Oh. Hysterectomy.
  • Me: And time for headphones.

motherjones:

Can you guess what caused this to happen? No? See for yourself.

I wish I could paint at work.

  • Coworker: It smells like painting.
  • Me: Painting?
  • Coworker: It smells like painting.
  • Me: I was not painting.
  • Coworker: Okay.

Tags: irl work painting

altleftarrow:

scottfriday:

no graphic designers were harmed during the making of this advert.

 Imma put that graphic into a Word document that I’ll then turn into a PDF that I’m gonna convert into a BMP and put back into a Word document.

Makes sense.

altleftarrow:

scottfriday:

no graphic designers were harmed during the making of this advert.

 Imma put that graphic into a Word document that I’ll then turn into a PDF that I’m gonna convert into a BMP and put back into a Word document.

Makes sense.

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I hate sales calls that waste my time

  • Me: Hi. How can I help you?
  • Sales: Hi, this is Sally at [mumble incoherently]. What's the model number of the printer you use?
  • Me: Um ... Which printer?
  • Sales: Doesn't matter, the one closest to you.
  • Me: ... Okay. Which brand are you looking for, Canon or Xerox?
  • Sales: Xerox.
  • Me: We don't have any Xerox printers.
  • Sales: Can you tell me the model of the one you have?
  • Me: We. Don't. Have. Any.
  • Sales: Who handles the buying and maintenance of your printers?
  • Me: Not I. *click*

Tags: sales irl work