June 14, 2010
That's What We Said
From an unnamed university in the greater San Francisco Bay Area...
I am once again at my desk while not one, but two workstudy students assemble IKEA furniture. We got the remaining furniture on another office field trip this morning and I'm "trophy-wifing it" as Officemate says, while one normally-dressed and one scantily-clad youngster put my office together for me. It's not a bad life.
It turns out that putting furniture together leads to some awesome "that's what she said" opportunities. Officemate and I are not at all above a workplace "that's what she said", but our workstudies are a little horrified our liberal use of the phrase. But come on, they're bringing it on themselves:
Upon seeing the completed filing cabinet:"Holy cow, this is huge!"
Trying to install drawers into filing cabinets: "I guess you just slide it in."
Handing the other one the hammer: "Allison*, wanna bang?"
Realizing the hammer is very large: "This thing barely fits in my hand!"
Trying to maneuver filing cabinet into corner of the room: "I just really don't think it will fit."
Realizing they need help moving the filing cabinet: "We're going to need 3 people to do it."
Come on! They're asking for it. And we are delivering. Then laughing like 12-year-olds while the not-much-older-than-12-year-olds roll their eyes and get back to work.
*Not her real name.