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I was working from home one day. I sent an email to everyone involved in the project to keep them in the loop of my status. My colleague who was included in the email thread was absent due to her being unwell. We are aware of her illness and her frequent trips to the the clinic every now and then. The project was really a handful and everybody in the team are so busy but her out of office reply was very timely.


I’m out of patient. I will not be in the the office today and I have limited phone and email access.

Please contact XXXX for any urgent matters



Translation: My colleague meant outpatient – a patient who does not reside in the hospital to be treated, one who is visiting a physician for a routine check-up



Posted: June 4, 2009 in The Colleague
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My officemates and I went to a bar with a live band one weekday. I introduced them to a place where I usually hanged out. They must have enjoyed the band because all of them danced and just jumped up and down with the music. One colleague of mine injured herself from bouncing. How the hell did that happened? I asked myself the same question. How someone can harm themselves just by hopping?  Beats me! I was outside when it happened. She complained of her knee so we decided to call it a night. The next morning my poor colleague SMS me.  

“Tell you what, I’m here in the clinic and the old lady released gas. All the people in the waiting room run outside except me because I can barely walk and my leg is paining. I’m sooo unlucky…”

Coke as to soda

Posted: June 4, 2009 in The Colleague
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The team decided to eat out together on a Friday night. We went to this fancy Korean restaurant. We ordered chicken, pork, veg, etc. The guys ordered beer and it was just coke for me. The bill came and my colleague picked up the tab and remarked she will just email the bill next week since it is a Dutch treat.

Come Monday we received the email with subject ‘expense damage’. She itemized the order for the transparency of the computation just so, for being fair. Usually, I don’t check the computations, I just pay what is due to me and get on with my so called life…but somehow this one I can’t help but noticed and more so, inquired.

Me: I just want to confirm your email

Colleague: oh yeah your coke is very expensive!

Me: Really? 23$ for a coke. Can I see the receipt?

Colleague: Sure (handing the receipt to me)

Me: scanning the receipt

Beer…. $10.00

Soda…  $ 3.00



Hey, my coke is just 3$

Colleague: its 23$ it said there see… collar $23…your coke-a-collar?

Me: Ohh… (Concealing my grin)…My coke is the soda and the collar is the pork we ordered. Collar is the part of the pork they served. (I really have to explain)