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Best. Dutch. Word. Ever.

Post  Seamaster on Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:27 am

Swafellen.

Google it.
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Post  Iago on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:36 pm

Were you doing it and then found out there was a word for it, or the other way around?

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Post  Seamaster on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:20 pm

Other way around. The urge was almost uncontrollable when I got home: "Hey, honey, come see what I learned today . . ."
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Post  Iago on Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:47 am

Just as long as you resist the urge while at work.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:28 pm

Oops.
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Post  Iago on Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:20 pm

Sorry. I will point that out to you sooner next time.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:41 am

HR was less than pleased.
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Post  Iago on Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:01 pm

HR got no sensayuma. (Points if you get that reference.)


I am sure that I probably already told you this story, but we had an HR person at the Best Buy in Richfield who had the very poor habit of never capitalizing anything in emails. She had been pushing the department heads to actively recruit employees from other local businesses, so to prove her point she took the sales manager, who was named Steve Kropp, and went to another business in the mall. Her email about the experience the next day read:

"last night, steve kropp and i went to the bed, bath and beyond."

He never lived that one down. I am not sure that the HR person ever knew what she had done.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:13 pm

In my experience, HR has always spoken their own dialect.

Amazing how using the Shift key every now and then can change meaning considerably.
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Post  Iago on Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:42 pm

I probably also told this story, but we got a memo many years ago from the HR Department at Bernicks regarding a change to our short-term disability insurance. The problem was that they never once spelled it out, and used the acronym STD insurance in the entire memo. I brought it to the sales manager at our plant and told him, "Damn, I knew the benefits at Bernicks were good, but I did not know they were THAT good!" When he got done laughing he sent them an email and they quietly re-wrote the memo.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:55 pm

At least your company had a sense of humour. My company also has STD insurance and when I pointed that out, I was greeted with a blank look. Must have been my delivery.
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Post  Iago on Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:04 pm

It is always all about delivery.

Mind you, the HR department never saw the humor in it, just the VP of sales! There is no such thing as a sense of humor in an HR department.
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