Last Friday afternoon, NB wandered over to my cube less than an hour before quittin' time. She seemed excited that the Bigger Boss and Even Bigger Boss had already left for the afternoon and that she could stop thinking and just count down the minutes until the weekend. My brain had already started wandering to the sunshiny weather outside, so I was just glad she wasn't bringing me a project. She sat down in my cubicle guest chair and we got to chit-chatting about flowers, and plants, and who knows what else when we were suddenly interrupted by my coworker in the next cube over.
Coworker: O0h, NB, I bet you know that song! Me and NB: Huh? What? What are you talking about? Coworker: Do you know that song that Other Coworker is singing? NB: What song? Coworker: You know, the apple bottom song. NB: Of course I know that song! Who do you think I am?
NB (singing): Shawty got low, low, low...the baggy sweatpants and the reeboks with the strap, she turned around and GAVE THAT BIG BOOTY A SMACK...she hit the flo', next thing you know, shawty got low, low, low...
We were laughing hysterically. Other Coworker was not around for the first rap episode, so she had no idea this was coming. But none of us realized how LOUD she was going to get!
Me: Oh my gosh! How do you know all of this music? NB: Well sometimes I have to google the lyrics and then I have to practice. Me: Do you rap in your car? NB: I don't have a very long commute to work, but yes, I rap in my car. Me and Coworkers: Office Space!! You're the guy from Office Space!
We continue on for a few minutes about how she is totally the guy from Office Space and we are completely cracking up.
NB: What is Office Space? Me: What?! You've never seen Office Space?? Anyone who works in a building with cubicles has to see Office Space. Why do you think we have all these TPS Reports?
So we end up leaving for the afternoon still smiling about all the Office Space scenes we've just reenacted and in the back of my head, I have a feeling I know what NB would be doing over the weekend.
Fast forward to this morning, when I find this little gem in my inbox:
To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: NB@newboss.com (YES - first name [at] firstnamelastname - her personal email address) Date: Saturday, 4:09pm
Subject: Lucy, clarification is needed.
I've been watching clips from the movie Office Space. Yesterday you compared my presence in the cubicles to that movie.
Which character do I remind you of?
Consider your answer carefully.
P.S. Have a nice day!
Crap! It's probably been over 3 years since I have actually seen the movie in its entirety and the one Coworker that can recite every line from it is on vacation this week. Readers, help! Which character is she? We were originally thinking the guy that raps in his car in the opening credits, but he's also the PC Load Letter guy. Is that the best fit? What do you think? My job could be riding on this...