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April 24th, 2006
things I don’t understand

Why guys don’t change the toilet paper roll when they know it’s empty—and no, it wasn’t because all he went was number one, thank you very much.

Along that same vein, why he did change the paper towel roll—WTF? What’s the difference? I’m confused.

There’s a new person in our little office built-for-two. It’s a guy.

Now, in general, I’ve nothing against working with guys. (Normally I prefer that they have their own bathroom, but I digress.)

This guy is older and just to give you a picture, divorced (gets his two kids on some weekends) and dating someone 14 years younger. With which, again, I have no problem.

However, when said older person (read: over 40), comes in on Monday morning an hour late and hungover, I really do have to wonder.

What are we teaching children if we say it’s OK to be wasted all weekend and then come into work on Monday recuperating from it?

My parents never did that kind of thing—ever. I know they had their fun when they were younger, and don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with fun—but this is two weeks in a row now. I kinda wonder, is this normal behavior for most people in offices?

Give me some feedback all you office workers—does everyone do this?

posted in: question of the day — @ 11:15 am


  1. Well I’m usually only half an hour late on Monday.

    Still hungover though…

    Comment by MooCow — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 1:14 pm

  2. I come in hungover everyday. In fact, I’ve been hungover since Reagan was president.

    And I haven’t had a drink in 2.5 years.

    Comment by Grampa's liver — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 1:15 pm

  3. OK Moo, but you’re not over 40, so shush.

    Grampa—we know, it’s the Rockstar Cola. :P

    Comment by the insider — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 1:53 pm

  4. Actually, it’s all the glue that I sniff.

    Comment by Grampa — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 2:02 pm

  5. Ya know, you don’t need to share everything. lol

    Comment by the insider — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 2:14 pm

  6. I don’t. I refuse to share my glue with anyone.

    Comment by Grampa — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 2:18 pm

  7. When I was younger, I used to show up at my old job consistently late, AND hungover every Friday. Without fail…And we’re talking uselessly hungover. Now, I come into work maybe once or twice a month with the slightest twinge of a hangover…The kind that disappears within an hour of being at the office. But I’m never late.

    Comment by Jenn — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 2:21 pm

  8. Grampa.. oh that’s the spirit. :P

    Jenn—see, OK, now I can understand some of that.

    Comment by the insider — Monday.April.24.2006 @ 2:38 pm

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