YASCT: They Aren't Even Blonde!

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At least this guy was only a temp!

I went into a room at work a few weeks ago that I had not been in for some time. We have a large white board in there with pre-marked lines for graphs and such.

It seems one of my brilliant co-workers needed to add to the graph, so he drew additional lines along the bottom so he could expand it to fit his needs. No problem, it IS a dry-erase marker board after all.

Turns out he used a permanent marker instead of a dry-erase marker. Stupid, but easily correctable. Anyone that has these boards at work eventually has someone use a permanent marker on them by accident, and all you have to do is draw over the lines with a dry-erase marker then wipe it away, and the permanent and dry-erase lines both come off.

Well, he was apparently embarrassed by his own stupidity. Rather than ask anyone for help, he decided to cover the line up with White Out. The lines he was covering ran the entire length of the board, and now it looks really dingy because the White Out is holding marker ink from the dry-erase markers when you wipe those lines off and cross the White Out with the eraser.

The lines he drew were only the width of a marker-tip, but he made the White Out line covering them about 5-6 cm wide from top to bottom. :roll:
 

Baked

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Who cares, he has a college degree, that means he's uber smrt.
 

destrekor

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:laugh:

I didn't know you could mark over permanent marker with dry erase marker and get rid of both. I knew stubborn/old dry erase markings could be removed by drawing over again with the marker and then erasing, but interesting.
If I were in that situation, I'd just look for alcohol or some kind of cleaner. But white-out? :laugh:

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nsafreak

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Man your HR department does have a habit of hiring some real winners. I have to wonder about all the other stories that you haven't posted or just didn't occur in your department.
 

Jeff7

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Originally posted by: destrekor
:laugh:

I didn't know you could mark over permanent marker with dry erase marker and get rid of both. I knew stubborn/old dry erase markings could be removed by drawing over again with the marker and then erasing, but interesting.
If I were in that situation, I'd just look for alcohol or some kind of cleaner. But white-out? :laugh:

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Yes, isopropyl rubbing alcohol will take out permanent market with no problem.


And just think, there are probably people like that working at your local hospital.

 
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Originally posted by: nsafreak
Man your HR department does have a habit of hiring some real winners. I have to wonder about all the other stories that you haven't posted or just didn't occur in your department.

I have more, just saving a few for later to prevent a glut. :p The signal on these backroads is a bit sketchy too, so by the time I finished typing them out I might have lost my signal.