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A joke without a punchline

20110204 Files and drawer 150x150 A joke without a punchlineWhat do you get when you cross two box files with a drawer?  A face laughing at a joke without a punchline!  Sorry?  Oh, surely you get jokes!  Everyone gets jokes…  Right?  I have a load of box files with important looking documents in them lined up on a cabinet beside my desk in the office.  Indeed they are important (to the job I do), but not particularly entertaining.  Think ground investigation reports, British Standards and other such delightful things.  Yawn?  Not exactly light reading, unless you are that way inclined…

Occasionally these boxes get moved about, partly because I am lazy and accidentally knock them when I reach over my desk to take documents out and put them back.  Ha!  That’s a pack of lies: I never put them back and end up with a big pile of paper and reports on my desk.  I delude myself that a busy man’s desk is never tidy and that it’s an organised mess – a piling (as opposed to a filing) “system”.

A few posts ago I commented on how random bits of junk left over from a party had aligned themselves into a shape resembling a face (see Random Order).  This is yet another example of how unrelated items come together to form a face.  This one kind of reminds me of the little knitted characters they had in an advert for a car whose name I can’t remember.  Now that’s good advertising!  I believe the slogan was “C’mon”…  (That’ll be £10 for the plug, please Mr… Mr… damn, I told you I can’t remember…)  I suppose I could Google it, but I don’t really give a toss! 🙂

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A bodge job to be proud of…

20101004 Office Hole Punch 300x225 A bodge job to be proud of...What’s the saying about being busy and having an untidy desk? I somehow managed to tip over my hole punch at work, exposing its rather unhappy face. This particular item has suffered a lot of abuse from me already, which might explain it. One time I accidentally dropped it on the floor and the little adjustable plastic “jig” thing that allows you to punch holes dead centre snapped off. In true engineering fashion, I got a pencil and wrapped Sellotape around one end, which I rammed into the hole in the side. I then sealed the gap with Blu-tack. Now it’s as good as new, except it can only handle A4 and landscape A3. To be honest, I only ever use it for that anyway.

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