Monday, August 25, 2008


Forwarded to me via email:

A co-worker got a pen stuck inside our printer. He started to try and remove the pen, but I told him we don't have time for that now, just put a note on the printer telling folks not to use it and then report it to the Help Desk. So he grabbed a piece of paper and scrawled on it. I left before he finished the note.

About 20 minutes later, one of my techs comes in laughing and says he was just in the lobby, saw a piece of paper on a printer and went to investigate.
Attached is what he found.. Sometimes things don't always come out the way you want them to........

See below:

I hardly read forwarded emails, what more forward them - but I thought this was quite funny!

That's the trouble with miscommunication.
What you think is completely innocent, may be perceived wrong in the eyes of another.

I have learnt, especially in my line of work, that not everything is what seems to be perceived.
Striking the right balance is always difficult.
I have learnt that treading too carefully, makes you a stressed out person, but being the person you 'are', can deem to be irritating to some.

So what can I do?

I trust my instincts. As long as I know my judgement is right, I don't give a hoot.


  1. Thanks for brightening me up this morning with this MIScommunication note. It was a laughter I really need.
    Did not quite have a good start for today and feeling pain from my bad fall. Thanks to you and fellow colleague whom had written this, the laughter really kills the pain away. :-)

  2. hello there!
    I too had a bad day and it was going downhill till i read your article in the blog... It was so funny i practically had tears running down my cheecks! So i guess its true.. laugher is the best medicine.. keep up the good writing as i will visit more now!

  3. Gosh! Daphne..

    I need to read 3 times before I see the actual message .. hehe :) :)

  4. hey, saw ur photo here.

  5. DONT TOUCH PEN 'IS' STUCK actually kan..hahahaha

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