This morning a rather odd, mean sign appeared in the room that only holds a super-fast copier, and is not really near much else:
Now, as I just said, this little room isn't really near anything - it's basically off of a hallway, so no one's working without a wall between the room and them, within 15 feet. And. It's rare that there's more than 1 person is in the room, and if there is, the extent of the conversation usually is, "Hey, did something just print out on letterhead? Can you grab it for me? Thanks!" It's not really the place for a gabfest. So that whole "No Talking!" thing is completely unnecessary. Especially since all the people who were in any sort of proximity to the copy room were questioned and claimed to have never complained about any sort of noise.
The feeling in the office is that if the sign had been worded differntly, it would have been accepted without a thought. If it read, "Please remember that people are working nearby. Please keep your conversations quiet," or something to that effect, my coworkers would have shrugged and thought it was fine. But when you put "No Talking!" where it's obviously unnecessary, people who are intelligent and... unfriendly to this sort of bitchy wording will retaliate.
So, about midmorning, a printed label was slapped on the sign - it read, "Violators will be Dick Cheney'd without warning!" This may have been done as the result of a triple-dog-dare from a coworker, but I would have no idea about that. However, by 1 o'clock, someone had placed more blank labels over the top of the funny label.
See? If you look really close (you can click on it to see it enlarged), you can see the words underneath that were so funny.
So. Time for you to be involved. What is the wording of the funny label that should be placed on the sign tomorrow AM?