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Office Karma

Updated on May 16, 2017
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Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher. He is a former journalist who has worked on various community and college publications.

"In a blind rage, Bobby jumped up from his swivel chair and threw the spent pen over his cubby-hole wall."
"In a blind rage, Bobby jumped up from his swivel chair and threw the spent pen over his cubby-hole wall." | Source

Bobby’s temper always got the best of him. And when he threw things, he managed to hurt someone. His last tirade was no exception.

That day, he became so enraged at work that he took it out on his untrustworthy pen. The ink ran out at a critical time. It was the last draw for him, considering that his computer went down an hour before he reluctantly started writing his reports by hand.

In a blind rage, Bobby jumped up from his swivel chair and threw the spent pen over his cubby-hole wall.

"The useless pen hit an unsuspecting secretary named Peg,"
"The useless pen hit an unsuspecting secretary named Peg,"

The useless pen hit an unsuspecting secretary named Peg. Peg yelped and flinched. The coffee in her hand ended up in the face of the janitor.

The poor janitor screamed, blinded and burned by a cup of fine brewed Colombian. As he fell, he bumped his cart hard enough to send it flying down the aisle.

The cart crashed into an electrician’s ladder, knocking him off it. To prevent his fall, he took hold of a ceiling light fixture. For a moment, he dangled there. His weight proved to be too much for the fixture, and it popped a bolt, sending the hapless electrician into a cubby-hole wall.

The wall slammed into another, then another and another. They fell like dominoes, slapping and crumbling as it went down the row. Desks and other belongings within the cubicles were crushed in the process. The destruction continued as the room fell apart.

All the workers, including Peg the secretary, the janitor and electrician recovered. They stumbled about, trying to make sense of what happened.

Finally, the last cubicle wall fell. It came down on Bobby, knocking him out cold.

All the workers, including Peg the secretary, the janitor and electrician recovered. They stumbled about, trying to make sense of what happened.

Peg was the first to find the pen that caused this office catastrophe to happen. Immediately, she recognized it belonged to Bobby.

“That does it,” she fumed as she stormed off toward Bobby's cubicle. “I know where I’m going to shove this.”

But, her anger soon subsided when she reached Bobby. He was unconscious in the midst of his own doing.

Peg cooled. It didn’t matter if she found the appropriate place to stick the pen. There was no need. Karma worked its magic, this time in her and her colleagues' favor.

She left him there, realizing Bobby's tirade was meant with a certain type of justice.

"Peg cooled. It didn’t matter if she found the appropriate place to stick the pen. There was no need. Karma worked its magic, this time in her and her colleagues' favor."
"Peg cooled. It didn’t matter if she found the appropriate place to stick the pen. There was no need. Karma worked its magic, this time in her and her colleagues' favor." | Source

Man Destroys Computer

Inspiration from a Classic YouTube Video

One of the first videos to go viral has often been considered the best representation of the frustration that people who work in cubicles can have. Since this video first aired over the Internet, others have surfaced. And in nearly every case, somebody like Bobby in the story threw a huge temper tantrum and eviscerated their tiny workplace...along with computer, copier, and anything that got in their way. Below is the classic video that started it all. . Enjoy!

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Just when you thought it was safe to enter a office space, this happens! Is this the real life Bobby? Check out the video.

Office Worker Loses It and Destroys The Office

© 2017 Dean Traylor

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 7 months ago from Texas

      Dean, I found my cubicle a safe haven and then they lowered the walls and we could se the people surrounding us, but even then it was not to bad. Glad we did not have bobby in the office.

      Good read, thank you.