Random rants from the office

November 21, 2005

I have made three rounds of drinks for people today and finally someone came and offered to make me a cup of tea. I asked them to use my chai teabags and they bought me back black tea. It’s not that hard people, it’s just a different type of teabag. I still need my milk and sugar.

Why oh why is it so cold in this place on a Monday morning? Can they not set the heating to come on at mignight on Sunday? I just know by Friday it will be so hot we will be walking round in shorts and t-shirts.

I don’t usually eat and walk around the office, saying that people rarely say hello to me in the corridors. Why then on the one occassion that I have a Roses chocolate in my mouth do you, person who never speaks to me anywway, decide to say hello and then look offended when I smile strangely at you. You can’t smile normally with praline goodness melting in your mouth.

I am currently distrurbed by a cup. It has appeared on my desk and I have just noticed it. It is one of those blue cups that you get water from the machine in, but it is clean and dry. I have not had any beverages in the afore mentioned style of cup today and I did not notice anyone with one in their hand coming into my room. This is bothering me a lot more than you would think.

So endeth the rant.


  • Reply monkey typist November 21, 2005 at 5:18 pm

    is the cup still bothering you…?? make it stop! you have a room, thats very professional!

  • Reply Dancinfairy November 21, 2005 at 5:35 pm

    I haven’t moved the cup. Not sure why, perhaps I could get it finger printed to find out who left it there?

  • Reply soulmining November 21, 2005 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe someone flicked it onto your desk using a very powerful elastic band?

  • Reply Adz November 21, 2005 at 6:21 pm

    I think you should send an email to everyone at the office asking who the culprit is!

  • Reply Doug November 21, 2005 at 6:53 pm

    Maybe the person who brought you the poorly made tea put it there for you to put your used tea bag in (assuming the tea bag was still in your poorly made tea). I love tea but no one makes it the right way except for one friend. I like cream in my tea.

  • Reply AnonymousCoworker November 21, 2005 at 8:31 pm

    Phantom cup!

  • Reply Léonie November 22, 2005 at 11:39 am

    Doug. CREAM? That’s… weird.

    The thing is, you could pass the cup off as a strange coincidence but I think it’s a sign. From aliens. OR it’s actually an alien who can transform itself into innocuous objects to have a stand point from which to observe us, the human race. From your office. Is it looking a little bit confused? Or like it is garnering information, perhaps?

    If so I think you should think about your next steps very, VERY carefully. You are an ambassador for the human race.

    Good luck, my friend.

  • Reply Dancinfairy November 22, 2005 at 11:53 am

    You are all as crazy as me.

    Soulmining – good idea but there is no direct line of fire to my desk.

    Adz – they already think I am crazy enough. I have taken to firing cup related questions at anyone who comes to see me.

    Doug – I thought you had it there but then I thought, wait a minute I have a bin to but the tea bag in. Cream in your tea? That is so very wrong!!

    AC – phantom indeed. It is still there – I was too afraid to throw it away last night.

    Leonie – I am trying to find out if your theory is true by poking the cup with a pen. So far I have not been shot by lasers so I have high hopes!

  • Reply Doug November 22, 2005 at 2:31 pm

    You should try putting a little cream (AKA Milk) in your hot tea sometime. Just a little taste.

  • Reply Dancinfairy November 22, 2005 at 5:22 pm

    Doug – I am the queen of milky tea. I love milk in my tea. But cream is just gross. Is this a we call it one thing you call it another? Lol :o)

  • Reply Doug November 22, 2005 at 9:44 pm

    What did you think Cream was? When someone says do you want cream with your tea or coffee I always assume milk (or half and half).

  • Reply Dancinfairy November 23, 2005 at 10:48 am

    Ah see – in the UK we call cream cream (goes in coffe occasionally) and milk milk. Cream does not go in tea over here.

    I take my tea with milk and two sugars.

    Mystery solved!

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