Wednesday, March 28, 2007

That's not my banana!

I'm crazy with conference calls all morning, so I'm focused on taking notes, looking at PowerPoint presentations and contributing as little as possible to the call.

Finally during a break between calls, I try to do a little tidying up around my cube. That's when I notice that there was a banana peel in my trashcan.

Only, I hadn't eaten a banana all morning! In fact, I was so busy with conference call meetings that I had only left my cube for a few minutest to get the requisite cup of coffee after starting up my pc.

My superior powers of deduction have led me to conclude that some socially defective cube drone was eating their breakfast while passing my cube and, instead of disposing of the refuse properly, they decided to dump it in my own private trash can.

So now I have to deal with the smell of rotting banana peel all afternoon? I don't think so, Sunshine. I don't know about you, but that's not the way we roll in my little plot of the cube farm.

I deftly exchanged my trash can with the offending peel for a trashcan from a cube a few aisles away. I think it was an unoccupied cube. But if you work in cube 1B963, well, er, sorry 'bout that.

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  1. You should of put that peel in someones desk drawer. That'll teach'em!

  2. The D,

    If I would have known who the perpetrator was, I would have put the peel in a file folder and filed it under "B" for "bullshit," in their filing cabinet.

  3. The carpet under your suspiciously familiar looking trashcan ALSO looks suspiciously familiar. Are you spying on me? (I haven't had a banana in days, so even if you are where I think you are, it wasn't me.)

    I used to have a coworker years ago that would take a mid-morning break by eating a banana and chatting with me at my desk. When she was done, she would dump the banana peel in MY trashcan at my desk! I finally asked her to please put it someplace else when she was done with it, as I smelled of banana for the rest of the day, and she complied. But I don't think our relationship was ever the same after that...*sniff!*


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