trite jokey work phrases

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Abitrary, 28 Jun 2008.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    What semi-subconscious phrases do you have stored in your brain for work encounters when you have to say something but you don't want to?

    For example, if I am walking up the stairs and someone entering my floor holds the door open for me, I canter up the stairs a bit faster and joke: "oh thanks, I needed the exercise anway".

    That always induces a little laugh that I'd like to half-believe.
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    "thats pretty good isnt it" - when it really isnt but Im just going along with it/things for the hell of it for some stupid reason...its usually followed by a smile or even a laugh! But it can work toward the positive too.
  3. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Don't believe those smiles or laughs mate. They only do them because they don't have a weary phrase ready to go nor the imagination to invent a new one.
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    'Good afternoon' to someone who's late arriving in the office!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. "Thanks for coming in today" to anyone nipping away early
  6. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    "Are we keeping you awake?" if you smother a yawn.

    Fatuous, and extremely irritating when you're getting by on 5 hours of sleep a night thanks to a colicky baby.

    So I used to reply, "No, not you, my sick baby is - he was very poorly last night", just to see their faces collapse into dismay and embarrassment.
  7. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Recently I've been using "I f^kc!ng hate this place!" quite a lot! :biggrin:
  8. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I seem to use 'okey dokey' and numerous variations of on a permanent basis at work and it annoys both myself and every other bugger.
  9. TVC

    TVC Guest

    "Mind yer fingers" to anyone cramming a sandwich into their mouth at high speed.
  10. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    Our mantra in the office is

    "Still... mustn't grumble"

    usually stated by someone after someone else has been bellyaching for the last half hour about the general shiteness of the place. Always raises a smile.
  11. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    At one place I worked the joke if something went a bit awry was always a shrugof the shoulders accompanied bythe phrase 'what are they going to do? Fire me?!'
  12. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    "You're nicked, sunshine". Almost every day to my 'clients'.

    "But I haven't done anything", the usual reply.
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i've often said, when holding the door open for an attractive young colleague, "age before beauty", usually leaves them looking perplexed after about 5 seconds :tongue:
  14. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I'm not quite at the 'ly' stage of my okey doke but I guess it's only a matter of time!
  15. Maverick Goose

    Maverick Goose A jumped up pantry boy, who never knew his place

    "Bros before hos":biggrin:
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