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Dumb Coworkers

OK, so I overheard this lady talking to another coworker the other day. She was telling her how hard it was for her to lose weight. She’s tells her how she’s taking Metabolife, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much. This is a person that if you look at her from behind, you can see her untucked shirt caught between her back and butt.

Today I walk by her cubicle and she has a plate with 4 gigantic slices of pizza and a 2-liter of Pepsi for lunch. I thought, “It would be hard for anyone to lose weight taking in 2,000 calories at lunch alone!”

This is just one of many people who crack me up around the office. It’s great entertainment. I love the Atkins freaks; eating a cow and a half per day while shunning me for eating gasp oatmeal for breakfast. Meanwhile I’m carrying half the body fat they are.

Or the fat guy who wears shirts with tight sleeves, thinking he has massive powerful arms. Well I’d have 20-inch guns too if I had that much fat around them.

There are people like this all around the world in places of employment everywhere. So let’s hear it folks. Share some of your ‘dumb coworker’ stories.

I think that every middle-aged woman in corporate america is either on atkins or south beach.

Every day I see enough bacon and cheese to make an omlette the size of Texas.

That’s kinda mean thing to say! I prefer to call them misinformed. Then again, i call them morons more often than i say misinformed. Oh well. If only we had listened to Price A Weston 50 years ago… his works were right on over nutrition but too many idiots doctors back in those days.

[quote]super saiyan wrote:
OK, so I overheard this lady talking to another coworker the other day. She was telling her how hard it was for her to lose weight. She’s tells her how she’s taking Metabolife, but it doesn’t seem to be doing much. This is a person that if you look at her from behind, you can see her untucked shirt caught between her back and butt.

Today I walk by her cubicle and she has a plate with 4 gigantic slices of pizza and a 2-liter of Pepsi for lunch. I thought, “It would be hard for anyone to lose weight taking in 2,000 calories at lunch alone!”

This is just one of many people who crack me up around the office. It’s great entertainment. I love the Atkins freaks; eating a cow and a half per day while shunning me for eating gasp oatmeal for breakfast. Meanwhile I’m carrying half the body fat they are.

Or the fat guy who wears shirts with tight sleeves, thinking he has massive powerful arms. Well I’d have 20-inch guns too if I had that much fat around them.

There are people like this all around the world in places of employment everywhere. So let’s hear it folks. Share some of your ‘dumb coworker’ stories.[/quote]

heeh, just be happy you are informed! knowledge truly is power.

you want dumb coworkers, huh…

i work with the biggest bitch from venus. she’s a messed up fat chick gone skinny, but still messed up.

she loves eric clapton more than a man loves his penis, and anyone who doesn’t like EC is dumber than a bag of blonds.

the other day, i was telling another coworker how scarface is like a biblical story expressed through secularism. i joked (seriously, tho) that one of my kids’ (if i have em) first movies will be scarface. i said, “wouldn’t that just be cool to see a six year old with a bigass supersoaker saying ‘say hello to my leetle friend!’” Venus bitch overheard me and said that was evil and terrible and her kids wont even see television till they’re five. i told her i was talking about six year olds, so there.

about an hour later, we all got free pizza and she was asking if it all had pepperoni on it. it did, and i walked over saying that i hoped it was raw cuz i like to hear my pepperoni still oinkin. she flipped and yelled at me why i always tried to piss her off.

now, every time i see her i usually make a comment about how i had a half baked, dumb and dumber, jay and silent bob strike back marathon, and i say how those movies epitomize comic intelligence. this only pisses her off more.

yay!

Well my wife’s boss fits the bill. She was just moved to the position despite having no knowledge of the job. So she relies on my wife and her friend to get everything done while she sits and surfs the Net all day! She also goes on a major power trip daily, whenever anything doesn’t go through her, whether or not she even knows what’s going on! When we got our new insurance, she complained about gastric bypass not being covered since it was considered cosmetic. Her doctor supposedly said that she needed to get one for health reasons, as she “can’t” lose weight by dieting. Keep in mind she’s about 5’5" and weighs about 300+ lbs. In one day I saw her devour a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints and a regular size (14oz) bag of Lay’s. This was not a meal or even breaktime snack, they were all eaten in addition to whatever else she ate for lunch and break. Everyday she starts off the morning with a McD’s breakfast combo, and regular pop. I can’t imagine the number of calories she puts away in day, yet needs gastric bypass to get healthy. Stop eating!!!

Check this one out: I’m in the Army and at Camp Victory, Baghdad. We have free Army food, naturally, so quantity isn’t an issue, but quality can be most often lacking. I’ll go to the gym with some of my buddies and we’ll work our asses off (exercises supplied by yours truly, compliments of T-Nation forum) and go get some food right after. We will watch these fatasses brag about whatever workout they did while they stack their trays with everything on the menu, bogart the desserts, drain the soda machine, and then carry out more food (pizza, desserts, Coke, whatever else looked good). These are the guys who are too broken down to go shoot at people and soak up the AC while the rest of us sweat our souls out while taking the spectrum of “hostile fire”. Moronic or misguided? I wouldn’t know. Thank God I’m T-Disciple.

Dave 876 has a coworker he named Soyboy. Here is the post from a few months ago:

The article today inspired me to tell a story about Soyboy, a nickname I have given a kid at work. Soyboy is a 21 year old skinnyfat kid that I work with who lives on,no lie, what he calls pump cheese snadwiches,and Soy pups(a tofu hotdog).The pump cheese sandwiches are something he gets from Arbies and all it is,is a white bread bun,filled with that processed liquid pump cheese that they use.

He eats those atleast 3 times/week,and the other days he eats 2 tofu hotdogs on white buns.Well anyway me being a good T-Man I of course am always at lunch with him eating beef, chicken, fish etc…I constantly hear how unhealthy I am,how I am going to be fat etc…Of course he will never step up when I ask him if he would like if we both took our shirts off and asked the ladies at work who has the nicer,more pleasing looking body.
He also says that the girls at school just love the fact that he is a vegie,but then when I ask him how many he has gotten with he says just one,so I have to go on and explain that these girls think he is gay and girls just Loooove talking to safe, gay guys.
I guess this turned into a bit of a rant,but like I say its just a story about this Yo-Yo who I am determined to get into the gym,and eating meat…Oh yeah I left out one detail I am always asking him to workout with me,but he says “why would I wanna look all sterioded up and huge” so I have to explain to him that with his shitty diet he does’nt have to worry about ever getting that look!!!

Dave2
03/13/04
10:23 AM

Print him out that Poison Protein article from a few week’s ago.

Sonny S
03/13/04
11:47 AM
New York, USA

If you really want to help him, tell him to get off his lazy ass and start visiting veg websites and start taking rice protein if is going to lift and stay vegan. If not, whey protein is cool.

Have him read Fit For Life or FFL Solution for rational, well researched veg books.

THere is no point to staying vegetarian if your diet isn’t primarily fruits and veggies!!!

He may also need small amounts of meat once he starts lifting-some people just feel crappy if they don’t have meat 1 or 2x a week.

Tell him to limit soy to fake meat products and tell him you’ll shoot him if he ever eats that processed cheese shit again!!

There is no excuse for being ignorant

He can also Google “Mike Mahler” and ‘bbing’ or ‘weight lifting’ or ‘diet’ and find some good stuff out there.

I have some dumb and evil coworkers. There’s a group of ladies that had lost weight doing that weight watchers. No problem it’s their life, but then they were trying to get the rest of my co-workers on it. I kept getting asked by the (non weight watcher co-workers) if that program was the way to go.

So what I did is hold a quasi-seminar in a workroom after work. I had twenty people in there. I informed them about nutrition, weightlifting, hell I even had studies to back my stuff up.

A month and a half passes by and some of these people start lookin good. Any time they had a question I would help them out.

Now comes the evil part, the WW people got pissed at me for helping the others. So what did they do they start bringing cakes,doughnuts,bagels etc. to tempt my
peeps. Every time I would see one of my co-workers they couldn’t look at me. Why you ask? because they felt guilty eating all this crap,that started to become a daily thing. They thought I would rebuke them or who knows what.

I told them “hey some days you just don’t feel like eating good,but jump right back on the horse tomorrow”.

Like it was posted above most people are misinformed,but some are really dumb. That’s why in my little world anyone who asks I will try to inform them. And if I don’t know the answer I have you peeps here that can help.
“Sancho”