Our colleagues have the power to radically change our day, whether it’s for the better or worse. Luckily, the world’s chock full of fun-loving people who are more than happy to make us laugh and show us the silver lining in even the grayest stormcloud.

We really love having a good laugh here at Bored Panda, so our team has collected some of the very best pics that show the hilarious times that employees made their coworkers laugh out loud with their ideas and witty antics. Scroll down to get inspired and remember to upvote the pics that you enjoyed the most. Got any stories to tell about how awesome and funny the Pandas that you work with are? Share your thoughts and feelings in the comment section.

Also be sure to scroll down for Bored Panda’s interview with British comedy writer, humor expert, author, and aspiring pop star with an album on the way this year, Ariane Sherine about how fun and humor can make us like our jobs more. And if you’re in the mood for some more quirky coworker fun, then be sure to check out our previous articles about humorous colleagues here and here.

#1

This Is Charlene. Charlene Is A Walmart Employee That Poses With Various Products For The Store’s Local Facebook Page. Charlene Is Amazing

This Is Charlene. Charlene Is A Walmart Employee That Poses With Various Products For The Store’s Local Facebook Page. Charlene Is Amazing

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Jo Johannsen
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4 months ago

Charlene is an inspiration to us all!

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#2

My Friend Who Is A Gardener Sends Me Photos Of Himself At Work

My Friend Who Is A Gardener Sends Me Photos Of Himself At Work

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Random Ventures of an Indie Traveler
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4 months ago

Fun! It's like a whole other type of "Where's Waldo"!

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#3

I Ain’t Scared Of No Ghost

I Ain’t Scared Of No Ghost

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Mihai Mara
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4 months ago

I would call my therapist: "the signs on the road are talking to me again!"

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Bored Panda reached out to comedy expert Ariane to learn more about the importance of humor, the role it plays in motivating others to work harder, and whether or not it’s worth it to be the office clown.

According to Ariane, humor and fun “definitely” have a positive effect on our motivation in the workplace. “The more fun you have at work, the more likely you are to want to be at work, so you're happy to stay for longer and happy to be there in the first place,” she explained.

The comedy writer shared a snippet from her own past with Bored Panda: “My last job was a blast, we had loads of fun and it was a really warm, friendly environment so I couldn't wait to get into work in the mornings.”

#4

Myself And Two Coworkers Realized We Were Wearing The Same Coat. The Only Option Was To Zip Them Into One Three Person Coat

Myself And Two Coworkers Realized We Were Wearing The Same Coat. The Only Option Was To Zip Them Into One Three Person Coat

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Mihai Mara
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4 months ago

Customer: "Why is the construction taking so long?"

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#5

My Local Independent Coffee Shop Uses A Starbucks Mug For Its Toilet Brush Holder

My Local Independent Coffee Shop Uses A Starbucks Mug For Its Toilet Brush Holder

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ZAPanda
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4 months ago

excellent.

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#6

Romance Display At My Local Barnes & Nobles. I Probably Laughed Too Loud

Romance Display At My Local Barnes & Nobles. I Probably Laughed Too Loud

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Rachknits
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4 months ago

Someone wrote a book called 'Wicked Cowboy Wolf'?? I'm dying

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However, sometimes it’s incredibly hard to see the silver lining. Especially if we’re burned out or can’t see the purpose of what we’re doing in our day-to-day grind.

“Working in difficult jobs can definitely suck the joy out of life. When I worked in retail I couldn't wait to leave!” Ariane said, offering some advice. “Look for the good things. Sometimes that's just the money and what it buys you, sadly.”

The comedy expert said that realistically speaking, we can’t always learn to take a stressful job less seriously. “It's difficult not to take work seriously when it takes up so much of your life, and if it's impairing your happiness then you need to look for a new job,” she pointed out.

#7

So They Installed A New Coffee Machine At Work And Before Anyone Could Use It, I Placed This Sign On It. Best Three Hours Of My Life

So They Installed A New Coffee Machine At Work And Before Anyone Could Use It, I Placed This Sign On It. Best Three Hours Of My Life

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william mcgloin
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4 months ago

You're my new hero!!

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#8

At The Office

At The Office

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william mcgloin
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4 months ago

That actually made me laugh out loud. 🤣👽🛸

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#9

I Couldn't Find The Kale At The Grocery Store. I Asked An Employee Where I Could Find Some And He Said, "Right Here," And Points To His Name Tag

I Couldn't Find The Kale At The Grocery Store. I Asked An Employee Where I Could Find Some And He Said, "Right Here," And Points To His Name Tag

He's been waiting his whole life for this... Kudos to Kale. I love you, man!

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
4 months ago

He wanted you to take him home :P

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Finally, Ariane went a bit into detail about the limits of fun and humor at work. Bored Panda asked her how being the office clown impacts one’s career and day-to-day job satisfaction.

“Sure, you can be the office clown, but only if you're really good at your job too. No one's going to mind you joking around if you're also acing it at work,” she said that as long as we’re pulling our weight and earning brownie points from our superiors, we can afford to be silly from time to time.

“It's when it's detrimental to your work that people start to frown upon it. But I've always been the company clown and I've found it's a great way to get through the grind of a workday!” she said.

#10

Australia Right Now

Australia Right Now

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Vicky Zar
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4 months ago

I love this one

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#11

Well That's Nice

Well That's Nice

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boredpanDaman
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4 months ago

oh...

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#12

My Co-Worker Got His Hands On A Labeler

My Co-Worker Got His Hands On A Labeler

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DDmaybeandor
Community Member
4 months ago

In love with “bottom secret”, lol!

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While we’re joking about with our coworkers, it’s still worth remembering that we need to leave a positive impression on our managers and bosses. And that means periodically reminding them of our achievements and keeping them in the loop about our progress. In short, communication is key.

Financial expert Sam Dogen, who runs the Financial Samurai project, shared with Bored Panda that ‘managing our managers’ is an important skill to know. 

#13

Co-Worker Sent Me This. We Work At NASA

Co-Worker Sent Me This. We Work At NASA

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

It is obvioulsly a box office, his joke is a box office hit.

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#14

Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch

Utah Has Its Issues, But It’s Traffic Signs Are Top Notch

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seasidecav
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4 months ago

We need this sign for our roads.

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#15

Herman The Office Spider Likes His Name Plate

Herman The Office Spider Likes His Name Plate

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ZAPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

salticidae. cute. but seldom makes a web.

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“Managing your manager entails keeping him or her abreast of what you are up to,” the expert said that we have to find a balance between oversharing and undersharing. Avoid unnecessary details but strive to keep them in the know about how well you’re doing and how you’re contributing to the company.

#16

All Of My Coworkers Agreed To Dress Up As Smurfs For Halloween. I'm The Only One To Go Through With It

All Of My Coworkers Agreed To Dress Up As Smurfs For Halloween. I'm The Only One To Go Through With It

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Jo Johannsen
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4 months ago

And you nailed it.

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#17

Towel Animal Left By The Hotel Staff

Towel Animal Left By The Hotel Staff

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
4 months ago

this is very nice, i love the humor. and still, i wouldn't be able to use those towels for my face than... pff... i know... still

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#18

This Cone Display At My Local Ice Cream Shop

This Cone Display At My Local Ice Cream Shop

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Andy Acceber
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4 months ago

No cone of shame, I see. =)

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“It means highlighting your key wins and reminding them at the end of the year about what you did in the first half of the year,” Sam said.

“It is very important to keep everything in writing. Over time, we tend to forget our interactions,” he said that we shouldn’t rely just on our memories when promised are made or important conversations are had.

#19

An Actual Interview Going On At The Office. We Take Halloween Very Seriously

An Actual Interview Going On At The Office. We Take Halloween Very Seriously

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
4 months ago

If I had an interview on Halloween or Fasching and the person interviewing me wore a costume, I would do my very best to get into that company.

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#20

This Is The Only Way To Put Salt On Roads

This Is The Only Way To Put Salt On Roads

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Pearl
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4 months ago

If he was in on it, the salt would cost as much as a steak.

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#21

Blessed Co-Worker

Blessed Co-Worker

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Kayla J
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4 months ago

I need this sign to put on my Mother for when she goes out and about to warn others.

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Keep a paper trail, save some screenshots, and use those to document your positive progress or protect yourself in case you’re accused of something you know for a fact you didn’t do. What’s more, the paper trail can help you land a promotion (or at least a raise) later on down the line.

“By keeping things in writing, we can better remember situations and better argue for ourselves when it comes to asking for a raise and a promotion.”

#22

I Work At A Photography Store In Norway. This Was Our Christmas Card This Year

I Work At A Photography Store In Norway. This Was Our Christmas Card This Year

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ZAPanda
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4 months ago

I don't know why but when I look at this I can't think of how to make it any more scandinavian.

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#23

Couldn’t Think Of A Better Investment

Couldn’t Think Of A Better Investment

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Brian Brown
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4 months ago

LOL. this man gets more attractive the older he gets.

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#24

This Is My Co-Workers Desktop. Amazing

This Is My Co-Workers Desktop. Amazing

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Mazer
Community Member
4 months ago

Brilliant

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So there you have, it Pandas, some of the most fun and funny things that coworkers have done to make everyone laugh in the workplace. Which of these posts did you enjoy the most? Are you by any chance the clown in your department or office? Let us know how you keep up your spirits and those of your fellow employees while on the clock!

#25

Humor In The Times Of Corona

Humor In The Times Of Corona

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R. U. Sirius
Community Member
4 months ago

Cue some little kid repeatedly slamming their chubby lil fingers against the glass

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#26

It’s Cold This Morning So My Coworker Showed Up In This

It’s Cold This Morning So My Coworker Showed Up In This

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Mihai Mara
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4 months ago

don't rub his belly :))))

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#27

Found In The Psychiatry Ward At The Hospital Where I Work

Found In The Psychiatry Ward At The Hospital Where I Work

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william mcgloin
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4 months ago

I feel like there is a very specific story behind that...

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#28

Stopped For Some Noodles And Needed To Finish Some Work. Was Not Disappointed

Stopped For Some Noodles And Needed To Finish Some Work. Was Not Disappointed

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Helen Haley
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4 months ago

I laughed way too hard at this.

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#29

Someone Brought This To The Office Potluck

Someone Brought This To The Office Potluck

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MustardLemon
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4 months ago

MICHAELLLLLLL JIM PUT MY STAPLER IN JELLO AGAIN

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#30

The 66-Year-Old Receptionist Where I Work Prints Out Memes On Paper And Puts Them On The Wall

The 66-Year-Old Receptionist Where I Work Prints Out Memes On Paper And Puts Them On The Wall

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Vicky Z
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4 months ago

Yeah i hate when that happens

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#31

Some Of My Dad's Employees Dressed Up As Him For Halloween. I Think They Nailed It

Some Of My Dad's Employees Dressed Up As Him For Halloween. I Think They Nailed It

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago (edited)

Cómo estás bitches!!!

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#32

Hand Sanitizer Found At My Chiropractor's Office

Hand Sanitizer Found At My Chiropractor's Office

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Okasan Willis
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4 months ago

Absolutely, we say "alcohol works"

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#33

Coworker's Halloween Costume "Bert" Reynolds

Coworker's Halloween Costume "Bert" Reynolds

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Nicky
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4 months ago

Kudos! You've Ernied it!

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#34

Staff Meeting This Morning

Staff Meeting This Morning

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Stan
Community Member
4 months ago

One of the silver linings to the pandemic, of people would wake up long enough to take advantage, is the ability to express yourself through choice of mask. Instead of freaking out about new temporary rules, have some damn fun!

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#35

I Used To Amuse Myself By Leaving Fake Hazard Signs Around The Office

I Used To Amuse Myself By Leaving Fake Hazard Signs Around The Office

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ZAPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

i want these.

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#36

This Sign I Found At An Ice Cream Shop In Amman, Jordan

This Sign I Found At An Ice Cream Shop In Amman, Jordan

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The Scout
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4 months ago

Unbelievable the passed up the opportunity to make it "It makes the ice scream."...

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#37

A Guy At My Wife's Job Still Think That His New Plant Is A Cactus. It's Actually A Pickle That Is Replaced By A New One Each 2 Days. It's Been Like That For 2 Weeks Now

A Guy At My Wife's Job Still Think That His New Plant Is A Cactus. It's Actually A Pickle That Is Replaced By A New One Each 2 Days. It's Been Like That For 2 Weeks Now

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R. U. Sirius
Community Member
4 months ago

Someone should walk up, grab it (pot n' all) and take a bite out of it right in front of him and see how he reacts. (I hope such a thing would be recorded as well just sayin'. Think of the other coworkers!).

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#38

Co-Worker Went On Vacation, So We "Upgraded" His Hardware

Co-Worker Went On Vacation, So We "Upgraded" His Hardware

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Dead Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Out of Memory error on a C64, wow...

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#39

Manager Put My Day Off Work In His Calendar

Manager Put My Day Off Work In His Calendar

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ZAPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

I hope your name is jack.

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#40

A Co-Worker Brought Homemade "Cheesecake" To The Office Today

A Co-Worker Brought Homemade "Cheesecake" To The Office Today

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Sue Grigg
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4 months ago

Well done.

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#41

Co-Worker Asked Me Why I Had So Many Condoms

Co-Worker Asked Me Why I Had So Many Condoms

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ZAPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

I assume your coworker also has 10 kids?

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#42

Mr. Grumpy

Mr. Grumpy

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

I can relate

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#43

The Coffee Maker At My Office Was Out Of Order

The Coffee Maker At My Office Was Out Of Order

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Helen Haley
Community Member
4 months ago

Butter pot

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#44

My Boss Knows What's Up

My Boss Knows What's Up

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SuperChicken
Community Member
4 months ago

That is one boss with a really awesome sense of humor.

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#45

I Said To My Co-Worker I Left Bills In The Cash Drawer

I Said To My Co-Worker I Left Bills In The Cash Drawer

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

Why it took me so long? I need coffee! Too early for me

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#46

This Sign In An Antique Store

This Sign In An Antique Store

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Sivi
Community Member
4 months ago

Why did I not think of this when I worked in thrift store.

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#47

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
4 months ago

Brad is such a multi-talented Samaritan.

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#48

In My Local Coffee Shop

In My Local Coffee Shop

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SuperChicken
Community Member
4 months ago

Good one.

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#49

My Boss Complained About My Coworker's Hair Being Too Long. So She Fixed The Problem

My Boss Complained About My Coworker's Hair Being Too Long. So She Fixed The Problem

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Vicky Z
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow that's a lot of hair

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#50

I Hate Having To Write Up My Employees Right Before The Holiday, So I Compromised And She Has To Wear This For The Rest Of The Afternoon

I Hate Having To Write Up My Employees Right Before The Holiday, So I Compromised And She Has To Wear This For The Rest Of The Afternoon

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R. U. Sirius
Community Member
4 months ago

*rings a bell* shame, shame, shame, shame,...

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