What if you have to go at work?

From the ICBE:
Rule the First: No Business in the Bathroom
That’s right, you heard it here. Do not, under any circumstances, be you man or woman, conduct any business in the bathroom. At best, participants will be distracted. More likely, they will be so busy trying to ignore you and focus on the task at hand that it’s an awkward waste of time. At worst, you are going to offend some client and blow that multi-million dollar deal. So leave the business to the boardroom and/or golf course.

Rule the Second: Wash Your Hands
You know what’s worse than seeing some stranger in a public bathroom leave without washing their hands? Seeing somebody you work with do the same. Because now you get to spend the whole day wondering what they are touching with their filthy, disgusting, germ-ridden hands, and hoping it’s not on your desk. I really don’t know why we have to keep talking about this rule, but given the number of socially inept non-washers I see in my field research on a day-to-day basis people still aren’t getting the message.

Rule the Third: Don’t Lie in Wait
Okay, so you need to do a #2. In some cases, you might stand around a full bathroom waiting for a stall to open up, but at work you shouldn’t. Nobody likes to feel pressured, so give your coworkers some space, go back to your desk, and try again later (or try another bathroom). Even if the person currently doing their business isn’t aware of your presence, they are still going to feel awkward when they come out of the stall and realize you’ve been timing just how long they’ve been in there. So save them the embarrassment.

Rule the Fourth: Everyone is Equal in the Eyes of the Bathroom
So you’re the boss. Maybe you’re even the boss’ boss. Doesn’t matter a whit in the bathroom, you’ve still got to follow the rules. Don’t start up any business, don’t expect to cut to the head of any lines, and for goodness sakes yes you do have to wash your hands or flush. Being numero uno doesn’t give you any special privileges whatsoever.

Special Tip: Dealing with those who Outrank you
Maybe your boss was clever, came here, read these rules and is acting like he should in the bathroom. Then again, maybe he’s not. Maybe he keeps trying to strike up a conversation with you at the urinal, while all your instincts tell you to stare straight ahead and ignore them. We feel the need to warn you that following proper bathroom etiquette rules in the context of such an ignorant boss may jeopardize your job, or at least your standing. Yeah, it sucks but the boss might not care if you are ignoring him because you are in the middle of taking a pee, all he knows is you are ignoring him. So try to strike a healthy balance, don’t tell him to “piss off!” (clever pun!), but don’t linger and chat either.

Download a PDF copy to print out and share around the office!

And while i’m on the subject of work, is this not the coolest thing ever invented!

First, a note on talking

In light of recent inquiry, here is an excerpt from the ICBE…

Usually, talking at a urinal situation is frowned upon. Conversation may occur directly prior to urinal use, or directly after it, but while engaged at the urinal, verbal communication should be nil. Furthermore, actual conversation may only occur between two individuals who entered the washroom together. Under no circumstances should you start a conversation with someone whom you simply discovered to be in the bathroom when you arrive. A simple grunt or monosyllabic word is acceptable to acknowledge the other’s existence, but that is all. Period.

Now if you are a woman, you can probably ignore all that. You are taking so long in there we know you can’t possibly *just* be going to the bathroom, so you must be talking with the other 7 girls that went in there with you. Frankly we haven’t got a clue what happens in there.

Even Stick Figures Have Good Etiquette!

old friends

i just found two old friend on that your space thing. We went to the same high school together. Come to think of it, middle school and elementry too. But i don’t think we ever really hung out much until high school. They were cool though. It’s wierd how i’ve lost touch with almost everyone from back home. we used to say stuff like oh we will always be in touch and hang out.. and well.. i think i’ve seen maybe three people from my entire class. Joey i saw at a funeral, Lee i saw at Bed Bath and Beyond, and Melissa i saw at HEB.

Just the other day i was at walmart getting sheets for my new bed and i ran across my cousin April. Last time i remember she was knee-high to a grass hoper. now she was praticaly taller than i. They grow up so fast. *sigh*

42cents per letter

can you imagine having to pay to send a letter to someone? Belive it or not, there really is such a service that makes you pay 30some cents to send a letter. I don’t know why anyone would actually want to use such a service.. especially now a days. just hit send and volia.
I’m probably dating myself here but back when i was a kid, we just had to put a quarter in the mailbox along with the envelope.
I mean, the concept of the whole program isn’t that bad. I can stick a letter in the mailbox and about a buck and it can go all way way across the globe. Here at the radio station we also get letter’s from people across the globle who are able to pick up our AM signal. There is actually a hobby of people who listen to distance stations (DX Listening) and they mail us with a post card or saying.. is this you? and we mail them back… yes it’s us.
So now they are talking about raising the price to 42 cents per stamp. But they also want to sell “forever stamps” so that if the price to day is 42 cents, then you pay 42 cents and get this stamp that will be good when ever. even if the price is raised to 3 dollars, you can still use this stamp to send stuff that only cost you 42 cents. of course if the price raises, so does the cost of new forever stamps.. but you get the idea. I think the only time i ever have to use a stamp is when i send my irs check.

Homestar Podcast!

I was just sitting here minding my own bussiness when i noticed that homestar runner has podcast on his website! With most of my favorites on there.. Such as “Sisters” Everyone has a podcast. I even have podcast setup on 104’s website. You can listen to war of the roses and “the call” I went to the mailbox today. Patti sent me the coolest suprise. I can’t tell you how many times i’ve been stuck at a remote location trying to fix some electronic component and can’t find something to set dip switches with. or trying to take the cover off a pc with torx screws on it.. Or stuck in an elevator some where and decided to clean my fingernails. Or just saw through the doors. Thank you Patti! I love you.

The CyberTool 41 Features:
Large Blade
Small Blade
Bit Wrench
Bit Case
5mm Hex Socket
4mm Hex Socket
#8 Torx Bit
#10 Torx Bit
#15 Torx Bit
#2 Phillips Head Bit
4mm Hex Bit
4mm Flat Head
#0 Pozidrive Bit
#1 Pozidrive Bit
Ball Point Pen
DIP Switch Setter (use pen)
Can Opener
3mm Small Screwdriver
Bottle Opener
6mm Large Screwdriver
Wire Stripper
Reamer
Sewing Eye
Corkscrew
Mini Screwdriver
Straight Pin
Key Ring
Toothpick
Tweezers
Pliers
Wire Cutter
Wire Crimper
Scissors
Hook
Metal Saw and
File
Nail File and
Cleaner
Wood saw
Fine screwdriver
Wood Chisel

The sad thing is that #25 is right!

RAISING BOYS

A) For those who have grown children – this is totally Hysterical!
B) For those who have children past this age, this is Hilarious.
C) For those who have children this age, this is not Funny.
D) For those who have children nearing this age, this Is a warning.
E) For those who have not yet had children, this is Birth control.

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas: Things I’ve learned from my Boys (honest and not Kidding):

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults In a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the Motor is not Strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman Underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. Room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a Long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a Baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words “uh Oh”, it’s already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint Rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR’s do not eject “PB & J” sandwiches even Though TV Commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when Driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor Is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; Plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not Make Earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

Sugar

So you have this new neighbor. He comes up to you.. let’s call him Juan. Juan comes up to you and introduces himself. “Hi, I’m Juan, my family just moved into your neighboor hood. I work at this place, and my wife is a teacher and i have two kids. We just moved in and wanted to have our first dinner in our house and the kids are really looking forward to having cookies. Just moving in we haven’t been grocery shopping yet. Can we borrow a cup of sugar?”
Most of you guys would gladly let him have a cup. well.. one or two of you may just slam the door, and another one of you may turn off the lights and pretend to be gone. But anyway.. i think most of you woudln’t have a problem with this guy.
Now let’s say you and your family are asleep. and in the middle of the night this new guy in your neighboorhood breaks in your kitchen, opens the cupboard, get’s a cup and takes a cup of sugar from your kitchen. It’s still just a cup of sugar.. and you would have gladly gave it to the first guy, because he introduced himself, he told you who he was.. where he was from, what his intentions were, what they would offer to the community. he went through the proper channels. But this other guy. he just came in and took what he want and said it was ok because he said he’s entitled to it.

I know most of you would probably get out your shotguns. So why are we leting these people come in and take our tax money, social security, medicare, welfare, all because they say they are entitled to it. I have no problem with them using the proper channels, introducing themselves, stating there intentions, there benifit to society. but if they just come in the backdoor and take what they want at OUR expense.. no.