Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Office etiquette tip: Whassup

Remember the Budweiser "Whassup" ads from a few years ago? The "Whassup" thing is so over, right? The Wayans brothers parodied it in the first Scary Movie back in 2000, so that means that old horse must have been stone dead about six months before they got around to beating it, right?

Wrong. There's still one time when it's not only permissible, but even appropriate: When someone's having an unnecessary speakerphone conversation at the office, it's only polite to sneak up behind him and give your regards to whomever he's speaking with by screaming a head-shaking, tongue-wagging "Whassup!"


Blogger JPW said...

Another good thing to do, when people are engaged in unnecessary speakerphone chats, it's to talk over the person at your end and respond to the person at the other end of the line as though you are having a totally different conversation:

Other Guy: ...so I had to go and see this client and I was waiting for hours...

You: You remember the other night when I thought I had piles?

Other Guy: ...and, uh, anyway, I was sat there and then I see him walking out!

You: Turns out it wasn't.

Other Guy: ...

You: It was just irritable bowel syndrome!

So that wasn't so much a conversation as it was a speech, but anyway, you get the idea.

5/11/2006 06:24:00 PM  

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