Overheard in the Office


Last week, in one of the cube farms inhabited by Sacramento’s population of state workers, someone used this description for negotiating a government contract: “Seriously, it was like neutering a cat with a butter knife.” This was overheard, then posted on the Internet at a delightful site named Overheard in the Office. Now everyone can see just what it’s like to work for the state of California. Subtitled “The voice of the cubicle,” Overheard in the Office offers a twofold opportunity: not only can cube rats immortalize their co-workers’ strange behavior, but they also can snort coffee regularly at other people’s dumbest utterances. That’s right: The stupid shit you say at work is no longer safe. Of course, at SN&R, we always knew that. The stupid shit we say at work ends up in the paper.