Never say that I don’t have fun at work.
I’m in charge of filing rates to transport cargo to different places around the world, and it is wildly boring. I still haven’t seen the guy that sits next to me smile, I’m convinced he’s lost muscle movement around his mouth. It was an average boring day, but I got a notice from HR saying that I should try to “contain my amusement” when I have some downtime. But I didn’t have any downtime, I was just doing my job. Honest.
It’s just that today we had to file a new service agreement called NARB. Commonly known by the young’uns today as a No Apparent Reason Boner.
Then the contracts started up with a code that I’ve never seen before: H00-HAA
And I when I was filing rates from China to Europe, I found this:
Longdong, China to Batman, Turkey
Fuqing, China to Cumbria, England
Putian*, China to Titting, Germany
Donggang, China to Condom-en-Armagnac, France
Since the application has a character entry limit, what I eventually entered went a little like this:
H00-HAA: Donggang,CN-Condom,FR NARB5
You’d think it was over. You’d think it couldn’t have gotten worse. You would be wrong!
My boss was on the phone saying “…all ok. BJ filed the NARB rates……yes, BJ did Longdong and Fuqing too.”
Welcome to my reality.
At least you can laugh about your work!
I have to! I mean, you can’t send things to Titting without at least a giggle. It’s almost as if they did it on purpose, like the whole contract was just a joke to see if anyone actually reads them
Wow! You have quite a colourful work place 😉
You don’t know the half of it. This combined with my lovely nickname and my coworker who drinks-yes, drinks-Listerine, its a bomb at work!
Haha ! My god what a 7am read. You never anticipate when it all hits the fan like that
I have to say, I never thought this would happen. It’s like the forces of nature all combined together to make the best day ever
I think these are not real places and abbreviations – it’s just HR is testing you to see if you can keep your amusement level filed deep down below.
I can’t! I just can’t contain it! I was silent-laughing so hard my stomach hurt. I wanted to tell everybody! But how do you talk to coworkers about Longdongs?
I love your take on work. I wait for more stuff like this always BJ. More BJ!!