This thread is meant to elicit posts about a particular kind of workplace humor. But am open to any funny stories.
For example, years ago (when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth), I worked in data processing when the main form of data storage was the IBM punched card. We ran machines that manipulated these cards, such as sorting, collating, and tabulating (sometimes as many as 40 thousand). All new people were sent to the far reaches of the building (which was quite large) to find a "card stretcher"
A friend of mine related that years ago he worked in a hospital environment. They would send newbies to the supply dept in the basement to get some #5 Fallopian Tubes. The supply person would send him back with the message that they were out of #5 but still had #7 fallopian tubes. That really cracked me up.