cheating and posting this forwarded email from my dad from a few months ago. thought it was hilarious. will write about memorial day later.
BLAMESTORMING : Sitting around in a group, discussing why a deadline was
missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.
SEAGULL MANAGER: A manager, who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on
everything, and then leaves.
ADMINISPHERE : The rarefied organizational layers beginning just above the
rank and file. Decisions that fall from the adminisphere are often
profoundly inappropriate or irrelevant to the problems they were designed to
STRESS PUPPY: A person who seems to thrive on being stressed out and whiny.
CUBE FARM : An office filled with cubicles.
PRAIRIE DOGGING : When someone yells or drops something loudly in a cube
farm, and people’s heads pop up over the walls to see what’s going on.
CROP DUSTING: Surreptitiously passing gas while passing through a Cube Farm.
MOUSE POTATO : The on-line, wired generation’s answer to the couch potato.
SITCOMs: Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage. What Yuppies get
into when they have children and one of them stops working to stay home with
SALMON DAY: The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only
to get screwed and die in the end.
SWIPEOUT: An ATM or credit card that has been rendered useless because
magnetic strip is worn away from extensive use.
XEROX SUBSIDY: Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace.
PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE: The fine art of whacking the crap out of an
electronic device to get it to work again.
GENERICA : Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no
matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, and
OHNOSECOND: That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve
just made a BIG mistake. (Like after hitting send on an email by mistake).
WOOFS: Well-Off Older Folks.