When you break something... — Totseans

When you break something...

GallowsGallows Regular
edited July 2011 in Spurious Generalities
...that isn't yours do you admit to it? Or do you put it back and pretend to have not broken it? I tried to unjam a stapler today with a coworker's letter opener. I ended up breaking off about 1mm of the letter opener. I put it back, and I intend to deny having anything to do with it. Usually I admit to breaking things, but this is a situation where admitting would only lead to a lecture. So &T, what do you do when you break something that's not yours?

Comments

  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited July 2011
    Speak English motherfucker. Wtf is a "mm"?
  • MayberryMayberry Regular
    edited July 2011
    Gary Oak wrote: »
    Speak English motherfucker. Wtf is a "mm"?

    You fucking Americans need to switch to metric already.
  • MorningsideMorningside Regular
    edited July 2011
    I disavow all knowledge of the whole situation...
  • PacoPaco me administrator
    edited July 2011
    Mayberry wrote: »
    You fucking Americans need to switch to metric already.

    As convenient as that would be, it would be way too hard. All road sides would have to be changed, no one would know wtf they were paying for if we bought gas by the liter instead of by the gallon, theres a huge list of reasons why we don't.
  • TheWitchDoctorTheWitchDoctor Regular
    edited July 2011
    Fucking everybody else needs to switch to America units. :mad:
  • DaktologistDaktologist Global Moderator
    edited July 2011
    Fucking everybody else needs to switch to America units. :mad:

    Considering that only 3 countries use imperial units (America being one) I say they should move to metric like the rest of us
  • edited July 2011
    Is he really going to notice that tiny 1mm break? I'd probably own up to it rather than having him get mad and then find out later on. Just tell him you're sorry.
  • MooseKnuckleMooseKnuckle Regular
    edited July 2011
    convert to our monies, and powers too. but quit changing conversation. what i'm sayin is when i break something without meaning it i will let somebody know that it was an accident. but when i have a reason to, i also will tell them that too. so i will admit to it only if i really meant to, and i know they wont overreact because they knew they deserved it, which would be the only reason why i really did it.
  • Darth BeaverDarth Beaver Meine Ehre heißt Treue
    edited July 2011
    So you get mad at people, ninja break their shit, and then tell them you did it?
  • thewandererthewanderer Regular
    edited July 2011
    Deny everything, admit nothing. :mad:
  • edited July 2011
    Mayberry wrote: »
    You fucking Americans need to switch to metric already.

    Then we'll just be one step closer to a European style socialist government! :eek:
  • dr rockerdr rocker Regular
    edited July 2011
    Someone please make an "America changes over to metric" thread.

    Just tell em you broke it man, easy as that.

    Do people really not know how to do it in their heads? America needs to teach this shit, this is why China is such a large economy - due to their use of the metric system, their manufacturing base has eaten into the American export market to a massive extent. WD America.
  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited July 2011
  • duuudeduuude Regular
    edited July 2011
    I only admit to shit if I know the person is probably gonna find out anyways.

    I like when I break something but can put it back/make it look normal again so the next person that touches or messes with it thinks they broke it.
  • LysdexicLysdexic Regular
    edited July 2011
    If I fuck up at work I will own up, they would rather know it was me who drove the fork lift into the air extraction unit than have a witch hunt.
    Sadly when some cunt drove into a saftey guard over a weekend it was left untill us on monday to report it.
  • Darth BeaverDarth Beaver Meine Ehre heißt Treue
    edited July 2011
    Deny everything, admit nothing. :mad:

    You left out the crucial third step, demand proof.
  • Darth BeaverDarth Beaver Meine Ehre heißt Treue
    edited July 2011
    dr rocker wrote: »
    Do people really not know how to do it in their heads? America needs to teach this shit, this is why China is such a large economy - due to their use of the metric system, their manufacturing base has eaten into the American export market to a massive extent. WD America.

    WTF does that have to do with the metric system?
  • thewandererthewanderer Regular
    edited July 2011
    You left out the crucial third step, demand proof.
    Yeah, that too.
  • edited July 2011
    Deny, deny, deny. Honesty is for the weak. Only exception being if I perceive some advantage may come of admitting my mistake. Trust gained to later be exploited, that sort of shit. Reading this back, I seem like such a calculating, manipulative bitch!
  • PsychotogenPsychotogen Regular
    edited July 2011
    I suggest you liquefy all your assets, change identities and start a new life in mexico as a bull fighter.
  • edited July 2011
    I woulda fixed the damn stapler or got the sucker who overpaid for a piece of shit letter opener to apologise for bringing it to my workplace.
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