What to do when you get caught surfing by the Boss!

Written by Susan Silva, AdminProf.com

It has been a long morning and you need a mental break. You start thinking of your weekend plans and jump on your messaging program to make plans with a friend. You haverepparttar movie times and a chat box up on your screen and what happens, your supervisor walks up behind you! You think to yourself Murphy's law is in full effect. What do you do when you get busted surfing or chatting at work? The situation all depends on how you react and handle yourself. Here are some helpful techniques/excuses you may be able to use:

1. I am looking for a job that pays more money. (the defensive excuse)

2. Oh no! I need IT to come out, I have a blinking light that wont go away. (the play dumb excuse)

3. Keep your company website minimized and maximize it fast whenrepparttar 118143 boss comes by and admit you want to learn more aboutrepparttar 118144 company. (the cover-up!)

4. You were investigating stuff for a surprise party you were planning on throwing for (who ever just walked in) and nowrepparttar 118145 plans are ruined, way to go! (the guilt factor)

5. I was just comforting a friend who lost a relative to bovinexctrementitis. (the compassion excuse)


Written by Theolonius McTavish

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES? -- Or, things you might have said to Eve had she tricked you into eatingrepparttar apple --

Copyright by Theolonius McTavish 2004. All rights reserved.

There are a few things that you might be tempted to say, if you hadrepparttar 118142 chance, (especially if you’re a fly on a wall inrepparttar 118143 proverbial “Garden of Eden”).

Speaking of flies, here are some choice lines you wish Adam might have told Eve before chomping into that fateful apple on what appears to have been another perfectly twee day in paradise.

-- I don’t do “bobbing for apples”!

-- Let's sharerepparttar 118144 guilt.

-- You know I hate “Little green apples inrepparttar 118145 summertime”, so play something else!

-- Before we get down to business -- when was your last dental check-up?

-- Not now, I’m busy killingrepparttar 118146 bugs, worms, and Trojan Horses in my frigging PC.

-- I can’t imagine why you think I’d want to read your new diet book, "How to Be Happy on 500 Calories or Less a Day – Lessons From A Tart With A Heart".

-- If eating an apple a day keepsrepparttar 118147 doctor away, I wonder if eating a hippo will keeprepparttar 118148 taxman off our backs?

-- Maybe Martha Stewart can send us her favorite applesauce recipe fromrepparttar 118149 slammer.

-- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Johnny Appleseed” doesn’t live here!

-- If an apple doesn’t fall far fromrepparttar 118150 tree, would you mind picking it up because my back’s killing me.

-- My interior decorator says “apples and oranges don’t mix” – so how about a putrid pink grapefruit with a splash of yucky lime?

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