There’s a Phone Hog In Every Office

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    As anyone who has spent time in a cubicle farm can attest, the volume part of this continues to be a problem to this day.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    The impromptu censoring is cute. “(blank and two dashes)” makes me wonder what the swear word is and then I wondered “what’s the first use of this sort of thing?”

    Well, in comics, it apparently goes back to 1902 and the Katzenjammer Kids. (But, apparently, newspaper editors had been putting dashes and asterisks into swearwords since the late 1600s.)Report

  3. fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

    Ugh, even when you have an office with a door you sometimes get this; I have a colleague who occasionally makes loud calls (on speakerphone, no less) during my office hours (so I’m technically supposed to keep the door open).

    I’ve told him that if I were a more-devious person I would know his bank account number and one of his credit-card numbers by now, but that didn’t make a dent.Report