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Who's the weirdest person you have ever worked with?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Got this idea off the the Office thread...
    Who's the weirdest person you ever worked with or for?
    I had a number of jobs - and worked with some "interesting" dudes and dudettes.
    One guy who moved himself and his family into a abandoned home to live. Same guy was also scared shitless of the inbred family (swear to god, honest to goodness inbreds) who lived up the road from the 84 Lumber I worked. His brother, for shits and giggles, would drive him by the place and stop, waiting on the kids - who had all sorts of deformities - to come out and peck on the windows. Dude would flip out. I mean pissed his pants once.

    Another guy was a (single) swinger, who would do amateur porno movies.

    Worked with a guy whose every story started with "One time me and (insert name here) were all fucked up ..."
    He dated this nasty looking woman (guy was no prize himself) - we called her the sea hag, which was an insult to the sea hag. Anyway, he told us about tapping her the tooter and wiping off on her curtains. Yeah, I know the joke, but I believed this dude.

    I worked with another dude who lived in a tent in the woods.

    I'm sure If I give this some more thought - I've been kicking it around for a few hours - I can come up with my winner.

  2. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    Every single one of the journalists during my stint in a news room.
  3. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    this may become the norm
  4. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Those of you who have worked with me probably have a story or three ...
  5. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    RossLT :D
  6. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    I was gonna say Collison
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I was going to say me. :(
  8. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    If you qualify as weird we all do ;)
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Computer dude.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    A copy editor. Magazine. Biggest pain in the ass I have ever met. And a guy who could creep out women better than any man I have ever seen.

    God, I wish I could tell the stories, but I can't because I'd have to tell more about myself than I want to. When he finally combusted, he went out like no one you have ever seen. I'll give a tease: He was a pudgy, bearded guy and he inexplicably wore a T-shirt that was two sizes too small to work with "I am a lesbian" magic markered all over it.
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Since this thread was spun off of something I said on the Office thread, I would like to talk more about my weird boss named Jim.

    Jim was a very nice, yet quirky middle-aged man who was the youth director for a community center. I was buddies with one of his son's in high school and landed a gig working for him at a day camp. Jim had a mullet. He acted funny, he did weird things that made you wonder why anyone would ever leave their children in his care. Yet, he was probably the last person who would try something with someone's kids- I mean, he's not a gay substitute kindergarten teacher. Anyway, over the years Jim made a habit of doing and saying the weirdest things. They became great talking points at work, they highlighted our day. In fact the head counselors loved staff meetings for these exact moments. In fact, for a full year I took staff meeting notes of quotes Jim made and emailed them to former employees just so we could get a good laugh.

    Here are some of the best one's that I remember of Jim.

    From the office thread: We were at the end of the year musical. Parents were there to watch their little kids perform some play. Jim stood up to the microphone and welcomed everyone with this opening line.

    "I've enjoyed playing with all of your children this year."

    -Jim once told us that mayonaise is safe to eat even if it is left out in a jar baking in the sun all day.
    -Jim told us his mom made him have short hair when he was younger. All the other boys had their hair like the beatles. Now that Jim is older, he keeps his hair long and mullet-like to relive his glory years.
    -One time, after camp, a few of us stayed to play some pick up basketball. In a very Dwight Schrute move, Jim took his shirt off to play.

    -Once, a camper got injured. Jim applied an ice pack on the girls head. She was sitting on his lap while he was applying the ice pack (god don't ask why he thought this was a good idea) making matters worse, Jim was wearing "his special shorts." The ones with the broken zipper. For the next 8 weeks Jim would wear these shorts, which would not zip up properly.

    -A local business donated some snacks to the camp. Jim had nowhere to store them so he kept them outside in a storage shed. One day, he passed the snacks out. They were peanut butter crackers and they had meal worms. He made some speech about how they were good for you.

    -Jim loved trivia. Every day he would ask a trivia question, and dog gone it, if the answer wouldn't be something involving an albatross bird. For a good three summers, we always got questions involving albatross birds. So one day, I made my campers just scream out "albatross" for any question he asked. It prompted this exchange.

    Jim: What bird can fly higher than any bird?
    15 Screaming 12 year olds: ALBATROSS!
    Jim: Elm tree? No wrong answer.
    20 minutes later
    Jim: Sorry, you are all incorrect the answer is Albatross.

    ... im gonna go think of some more now.
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