the best office emails, part 2


Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:15 AM
To: staff local
Subject: Lunch stealer

Would whoever ate my lunch please leave me the $6 I will now need to go out and buy a sandwich for lunch?  And in the future, don’t eat something from the fridge that you didn’t put in there.  Stealing peoples food is completely unacceptable…we are not in kindergarten!  My leftover pizza (pizza seems to be the most popular food to steal from your co-workers) was in the fridge yesterday at 1:00pm and gone this morning so can someone from the hotline please make sure to also forward this message to all of the hotliners who worked from yesterday afternoon through this morning?

You can leave the money or a Red Rocks pepperoni pizza on my desk.  If not, just know that you are stealing money from the pockets of your colleagues.  NICE!

i’d be upset if someone ate my Red Rocks pizza, too.

the walkmen – on the water

sent:

reasoning:

haunting, foreboding, gorgeous.

Fishcondo by Teddy Luong

sent:

Fishcondo by Teddy Luong

reasoning:

doesn’t look too hip, or trendy or very much fun for the fish. they are in kept in even smaller bowls, and don’t even have all-around glass panels now. but what is their purpose except to make our lives seem more glamorous: “i’m so fabulous, even my fish has his own condo”. maybe i secretly want one. maybe i secretly want to live in

how to make kimchee

sent:

reasoning:

I love that while Cool Hunting’s work often shows the more modern and flashier designers, or artists, here they pay homage to tradition and the craftsmanship of making kimchee. i am curious to see how big or small Yu Um Chon’s kitchen is, and how she keeps the smell under control  i’d also like to hear about how and why she decided to use Extra as a sweetener instead of regular sugar.  this video makes me quite happy because it demonstrates the long-standing tradition and artisanship in making kimchee, and also makes the food look ridiculously good.

Google gets bike-friendly

sent:

Chicago Tribune’s Google gets bike-friendly

reasoning:

finally! i hope DC is one of the 149 cities to be getting this new Google feature. i use google maps to get an idea of where something is, but less for actually getting there. the routes listed for cars follow the road traffic of one-way streets, and roundabouts. i’ve found it more helpful to click on the ‘walking’ directions b/c i can [somewhat illegally, or maybe totally illegally but people still do it] use sidewalks, or go around one-way streets. i haven’t been able to find a website with bike directions for DC -> if anyone has recommendations, please post in the comments. i can’t wait to start testing out this feature, with the capacity that Google can achieve, this should be incredibly useful.

best office email ever.

sent:

Hello,

 Can you please STOP putting stuff on my chair.   You can put it on the table to my right or my counter.   NO CHAIR!  

 Thanks!

 reasoning:

oh, the office life, and the passive-aggressiveness of email. this came in my inbox at my temp job -> its almost making me reconsider why i want an office job.

Kama Sutra Cookie Cutters

sent:

Found on Play.com

reasoning:

Happy Valentine’s Day!