Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Malone’

Just desserts

In Entertainment, Humor, Television, The Office, Work on August 27, 2008 at 4:04 pm

This post is a continuation of the last entry.

Immediately after the customers and the corporate people cleared out of the conference room, Kevin approached my desk.

“Hey Pam. There’s leftover pastries in the conference room that the Miller people brought if you want any.”

“Oh. Thanks, Kevin,” I said, making no sign that I was moving.

Kevin immediately began to scan the room for more people he could share this joyous news with.

Five minutes later….

“Hey, Pam. In case you were looking for them, they moved the treats over to the print station over here.”

“Yeah I saw, Kevin. Thanks.” Our office isn’t THAT big, I thought.

“I recommend the cupcakes with the white frosting.”

“K. Thanks.”

Got it. Thanks. Desserts are good. I know. Calm down man!


Kevin and the long-winded “hellos”

In Entertainment, Humor, Television, The Office, Work on July 12, 2008 at 3:47 am
Kevins 20-minutes long good-morning

Kevin's 20-minute-long "good-morning"

Kevin sits in a fairly central location in our office.

Which makes it hard to avoid his desk as hard as I try.

He’s a nice guy, I enjoy talking to him. But unless I pass his desk looking really busy and flustered, he says “Hey how you doing Pam?”

Innocent enough, right?

Except when I answer with the generic “Good, how are you?” he always answers… In detail.

He’ll transition right into a conversation about his weekend plans or something bad that happened to him the day before or something he is currently working on.

Which, again, is fine. Except, I don’t want to get into an in-depth conversation with him every time I have to pass his desk to make copies or use the bathroom. And then I have to gracefully find a way to say I can’t talk anymore because I’m ready to pee myself.

And if I manage to dodge his desk long enough, he’ll come over to my area and kick-start the routine.

Sometimes a “good morning” or “Hey” is good enough.

Keep it simple, Kevin.