How to embarrass yourself at work

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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby Lizzy » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:18 pm

So, I normally dry off with a combo of swimming chamois followed by microfibre towel. The swimming chamois recently got put out to pasture owing to age and disintegration, and I figured "why pay $20 for a speedo logo when they have the same thing for cars for $5 in Bunnings?". :idea:

The old speedo one used to go quite happily for several weeks with just a rinse & squeeze out. Apparently not the same thing as the cheapy; after a week of use the car chamois smells just like stilton. I realise this too late, thinking at first it was just ambient shower block funk, so ergo, so do I :oops: Let fly with the emergency Impulse canister in my desk but am still faintly aware of it. Paris Chic with a hint of Stilton! Yay :| Thank zarks I have my own office.
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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby HappyHumber » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:25 pm

mmmm... cheese....

(in the dairy sense)
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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby teamdanby » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:31 pm

your all lucky bugger
no lockers or shower at my work place
lucky for me as i work in the waste industry smell is never that much of a worrie as the rubbish smells alot worst than i could ever do

ride in with my rideing gear and that gets hung to dry during the day and i change into my work shorts and work shirt that i bring in with me each day after the linx shower :wink:

lucky no big meetings for me or small offices to work in just plenty of open air

looks like rubbish for this weeks riding but the whole long weekend looks like a wash out up here :roll:
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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby il padrone » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Lizzy wrote:I realise this too late, thinking at first it was just ambient shower block funk, so ergo, so do I :oops: Let fly with the emergency Impulse canister in my desk but am still faintly aware of it. Paris Chic with a hint of Stilton! [/size]

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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby dino_onabike1969 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:17 am

Sydguy wrote:Hit the showers, turned taps off and bam thought where's the towel... The trick with paper towel is not to let it get too wet or it breaks up and sticks to you.
Some people thought I had major dandruff but I politely told them it was paper towel. Got funny looks!


hahaha!!!has happened to me as well!! :oops: :oops:
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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby Lizzy » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:40 pm

In other towel news, my boss was recently in my office, and had to close the door so he could shoot his mouth off about something. My boss is a mad Professor, but has a bit of a 'Rainman' streak at times. On his way out, he spotted my microfibre towel hanging on the back of my door, grabbed hold of it with a confused look on his face and asked me what it was. The closest he's ever been to any kind of sport is watching Wimbledon so I'm guessing his only reference point for towels is the big fluffy bath kind.

"Uh ... thats my towel."

"Your towel?!"

"Uh, yes, my towel ... you know, how I ride to work and have to shower afterward?"

"Oh. Hmm." he says, still holding it. It was all I could do not to start shrieking and I dry my exposed skin with it SO STOP TOUCHING IT UGHH, shudder!!"

:oops: :x :shock:
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Re: How to embarrass yourself at work

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Nov 26, 2011 5:18 pm

In the days when I was of the three-piece-suit set I would occasionally ahve one of the guys head into town to get e a new shirt.

Touch wood, at least I never have had to go commando. But one day I did get caught out without any socks and an 8:30 meeting. I hacked a short length off the sleeves off my tight-fitting woolen top (sort of my grunge wet suit for winter riding) and roll them over the feet. It felt a little uncomfortable and I had to hitch up my "socks" a fair bit that day but it sufficed.
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