The other day I ate salad for lunch, as usual. What was not usual, however, was the tomato. This tomato was ay-may-zing. Out of this world. It was everything you could possibly want in a tomato.

I was so excited by this that I remarked to my colleagues, “That tomato was a revelation.” Because it really, really was.

Apparently this is a ridiculous thing to say about a tomato and set off some bemused giggles around me. And thus Overheard in the Office was born.

Offices are a treasure trove of comedy, so we thought we’d give you an insight into the often bizarre things we hear around the place, starting with this gem:

It tastes like heaven and clouds.

Apparently the cake was that good.


Listening to you is like having a novel read out to me throughout the day.

What can I say? I’ve a way with words.

It’s every spoon for himself.

You can kiss your spoon goodbye if you leave it in the kitchen.

Is there pastry in there?

Said when discussing lasagne.

You know what I don’t get? Airports. There’s a plane in and out every four minutes. Who organises that?

…Air traffic controllers.

My boyfriend eats like a tree.

I think she meant horse.


Has anyone got a stapler? … Is that what you call it? It sounds like slang.

It’s a bit like when you look at a word for too long and it loses all meaning.

Is 1 inch the same as a centimetre?


Are cherries classed as a fruit?

I’m pretty sure they are.


Have you heard anything ridiculous in your office lately? Let us know in the comments below!


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