Friday, May 1, 2009


Working in a cubicle, you hear things you never thought would be said aloud. I was in early this week and it is usually pretty quiet in the early mornings. I was being quiet myself, working when I hear something ghastly. To get the full effect let me quote the message (*names will be changed to protect identities)
MESSAGE: “Randy, This is Dan. I was just calling because I have been having a few problems. My left testicle is very sore, it has been bothering me a lot. I called the doctor and they weren’t able to see me Friday, but they can today. Joanne said it was fine if I didn’t come in today, because we are all caught up on everything….” DELETE.
I am sure my face was PRICELESS! With every word, my face would react accordingly.

A fellow co-worker yells over the cubicle wall, “Randy, maybe next time Dan calls….It might be best not to have it on speaker phone.”
Randy: “I’m Sorry!”
Randy: “I know, I’m sorry!”

So this leads me to my advice on sharing inappropriate information. Although this poor man NEVER thought his message would be heard on speakerphone, I think it is safe to say the message shouldn’t have happened in the first place. I think it is best to leave personal information unsaid. Only family or really close friends should know that kind of information. Next time you feel the need to over share, DON’T!


  1. hahahahahahahaha. This is the best. Also, I need real names please.