Nov 25, 2007

1002 ways to goof up (continued)

507. Forget extra batteries for the camera.
506. Listen to audio from your laptop with your headphones in--and then realize that you have the headphone jack in the wrong hole.
505. Sign and email with the name of the person you're emailing--instead of your own name.

Nov 16, 2007

Yo Goof

Speaking of Tammy W from work (see previous post), I also approached her this week after she included this phrase in an email:

Hi-ho, Silver!

Know what's wrong with that? Uh-huh, neither did she. (See the answer below the picture.)

It's "Hi-yo, Silver!" Really.

Tammy, Yo Goof!

P.S. By the way, Tammy is one of the smartest people you'll ever meet. Which makes it all the more fun to pounce on her.

If a mime has fun in the woods, will anyone hear him?

Where I work, there's a practice of identifying an email as non-work-related by starting the subject line with the word "Fun."

(By the way, this leads to ironic subject lines such as "Fun: Not so fun: Bad accident on I-99".)

Thanks to our IT Department, most people have their email set up to automatically route subject-line-containing-the-word-"Fun" emails to a special "Fun" email box.

Okay, enough background. Today, friend and co-worker Tammy W sent a Fun email to the people in our area and apparently felt she wasn't getting enough response, because she forwarded the email to the same group and added the line in the body, "In case you didn't see this in your Fun email, I'm sending it again."

I pointed out to her that the email would still go into "Fun" email because it still had the word "Fun" in the title.

Tammy, Ya Goof!

P.S. But you're a fun goof.

Nov 13, 2007

1002 ways to goof up (continued)

512. Step on your own shoelace and untie it. Or trip!
511. Accidentally pay for a personal purchase with your company credit card.
510. In a fast-food drive-through line, pay at Window 1 but forget to pick up your food at Window 509. Hit yourself in the head with a cabinet door.
508. Hit someone else in the head with a cabinet door.

Nov 5, 2007

Your purse or mine?

Sarah Piper is the new main street manager in our town, meaning that she'll be running plenty of meetings with community leaders. As if it weren't hard enough to preside over such groups, now she needs to watch out that the Library Director doesn't rummage in her purse and steal her stuff.

See, what happened one morning last week was: YaGoof's own Janet Eldred, Director of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, arrived at a morning community meeting, took a seat next to Sarah and dropped her car keys into her purse.

Except the keys actually went into Sarah's purse, which was between them on the floor. Janet forgot that she hadn't even brought her purse in with her.

Janet needed a pen and found it in the purse. It crossed her mind that she didn't recall where she got that particular pen.

When the meeting broke up, Janet dove in again for her keys and at that point realized that this wasn't her purse. By then, her keys were in her fist, and she slunk away.

Except when she got to her car, the keys didn't fit in the lock.

So she had to turn around and trade keys with Sarah as she came out.

Janet, Ya Goof!

P.S. Sarah grew up down the block from us. We've known her since long before she even started carrying a purse or Janet's keys.

1002 ways to goof up (continued)

516. Misalign a zipper's teeth.
515. Lose the end of a roll of tape. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRGH!
514. Repeatedly shock yourself with static electricity.
513. Open the sliding door of your van while pumping gas so that it slams into the safety lock.