Parents Are Subbing the Word 'Coworker' into Stories of Their Kids and It's Exactly What We Need Right Now
As the coronavirus continues to shut down schools and offices, parents now find themselves in the (practically) impossible situation of working from home with their children. To help cope with the chaos, some parents are choosing to focus on the funny side of things by sharing stories of their new "coworkers." (Because what else can you do when your two-year-old interrupts your conference call to tell you that they "made a poopy" or when your nine-month-old spits up all over your laptop?)
Taking to social media, parents are posting funny re-imaginings of their kids as work colleagues. Here are some of our favorites.
Tell us about a young child but say ?my co-worker? or ?my friend?s co-worker? instead of their name. (Because, you know, this is reality now for some of us.)? Shannon Dingle (@ShannonDingle) March 18, 2020
Ex: My co-worker asked for yogurt and is now crying because I gave her yogurt.
Writer Shannon Dingle kicked things off by asking her followers to tweet about a young child but use "my co-worker" or "my friend's co-worker" instead.
My coworkers are running around the office hooting and pretending to be owls ??when I said, ?hello, little owls,? one of my coworkers sneered and said, ?owls can?t talk.?? Elizabeth Adams (@wc_lizzy) March 18, 2020
Some coworkers are downright rude.
My co-worker keeps trying to steal my computer while shouting "I want do business!"? Mike Bebernes (@mikebebernes) March 18, 2020
Others are highly ambitious.
My co-worker keeps wearing the same thing to work. Like every day. And it?s an Elsa costume dress.? RHAvote (@RHAVote) March 18, 2020
When your office doesn't have a dress code.
My co worker keeps eating all of my pudding? Cordelia Hecker (yellow) (@AutisticHelpsU) March 18, 2020
This is why you should label your food at work.
My co worker won't stop licking me.? Meredith Cartwright (@redemithtwits) March 18, 2020
But is this a fur child or human child?
My sister?s co-worker took a bite out a lunch sandwich and then sobbed because it was no longer whole like her siblings?? Katie Botkin (@khbotkin) March 18, 2020
Well, there goes her bonus.
One of my co-workers bit another co-worker on their butt because ?I thought it would be funny.?? Shannon Dingle (@ShannonDingle) March 18, 2020
Definitely going to need to go to HR about this one.
My co-worker threw herself on the floor wailing CHEEEEEEESECAAAAAAAKE after I told her we were out of cheesecake.? Maria W. Norris (@MariaWNorris) March 18, 2020
My coworkers got into a screaming fight over a single Lego piece.? A. Schindler (@RegencyKnitter) March 18, 2020
Some colleagues need a little help in the conflict resolution department.
My co-worker won?t stop doing TikTok dances WHILE she is speaking to me.? Rebecca Lujan Loveless (@rlujanloveless) March 18, 2020
When "must know how to TikTok" is part of the job description.
This morning my coworker? Al Cabron (@morefromalan) March 19, 2020
* Yelled ?WHALE?
* Dove on top of me
* Said ?you?re lucky my blow hole is pointing the right way
* and FARTED
She?s so lucky there?s no HR dept
There are no words.