The 9 to 5 life as told by magnets …

This was inspired by the previous blog post by my friend Nicky over on D’NALI

Everyone has had that moment at work where you’re driven to drink, smoke or otherwise engage in your favorite vice. It makes you pause and get philosophical, question the meaning of life, wonder why are you doing this, have all sorts of should’ve, would’ve and could’ves run through your mind.

I’m here to tell you, you’re not the problem. Maybe you just work with idiots.

My coworkers sometimes wonder how I’m usually calm and don’t let the BS that happens in the workplace get to me. Lots of people have a morning ritual before they start work. Some recite prayers, chant, do yoga or have their favorite cup of coffee.

I, on the other hand, keep a magnet collection. It’s a spillover from my habit of collecting refrigerator magnets from the various places I travel to as mementos. I’ve been admired at work for my sense of humor and in light of that, I’ve created this shrine of magnets in my locker with a variety of humorous sayings that I get to look at each morning.



Each magnet I bought is based on either an experience I’ve had or friends of mine at work have had. Or I just simply found them to be funny. To highlight a few of my favorites …


Several people from Marilyn Monroe to Eleanor Roosevelt have been quoted with coining this phrase. I don’t know who originated it, but most of the women in the workplace whom I and other folks remember fondly, or not so fondly, have all engaged in some bad behavior in one form or another. The only well behaved woman that immediately comes to mind that has made history is Mother Teresa. And saints like her are guess what? Rare.


On the other hand, these folks are worse than the ones with vices. Their virtue usually being judgemental of everyone else and their perceived vices. I prefer not to focus on these folks ’cause they drive me to do this …


For the record, I don’t take any medication. But this one is just one of those magnets I found funny. For one, it’s poignant because I work in a pharmacy. And two, when you deal with crazy patients and at times crazy coworkers, breathing deeply and a woo-sah ain’t always enough. Sometimes you do feel like you need to pop a xanax or two, or maybe a bottle.


I can appreciate this one ’cause I’m a former avid coffee drinker. But we got a few folks who take that java indulgence just a little bit too far. There’d be a number of meltdowns on the job if our in-house Starbuck’s coffee shop were to ever close down.


I originally bought this magnet for a friend, but found it so funny, I decided to keep it for myself. Who hasn’t had to deal with fake bitches pretending to love you while twisting the knife they plunged in your back at the same time? After a long day of dealing with fake bitches who behave badly or are judgmental, if you haven’t downed a couple of xanax or a pot of coffee you’re probably asking yourself this …


I kinda regret not buying this one, but if anyone sees it, let me know where I can find it. ‘Cause who wouldn’t want Morgan Freeman to narrate their life?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Spinster
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 02:55:56

    My favorite one is the “how ignorant” one. Must find that one and get it for myself (!!!).


  2. Nicky
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 21:59:28

    This is so you!!!! LOLOL! I can’t believe you have those magnets on your locker! Unbelievable! 😀


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