Couldn’t resist documenting this priceless exchange…
Thing 2 (to me): Let’s order four surge protectors.
Thing 1: Right, since we only need two, let’s order four. Let’s order rubber bands while we’re at it. What do you think? Should a thousand do?
Thing 2: We just ordered some last week.
Thing 1: I think we should order a thousand rubber bands as well.
Thing 2: I’m just saying… I need an extra one for the machine back there.
Thing 1: The big copier from XYZ?
Thing 2: Yeah, that.
(Thing 1 walks away to the back work area.)
Thing 2 (as he’s walking back to his office): You see, Sinclair, if we’d have ordered four last time, we wouldn’t be going through this. You see what I have to go through all the time? I tell you what, from now on we’ll order one pencil at a time. When you need a pencil, call the supplier and order one. Okay?
Sure, Thing 2, whatever you say.
They make me laugh.