You know you work in the ’90s when…
25. When you consider Starbucks a food group.
24. When you schedule conference calls on your mobile phone while you know
you’re gonna be stuck in traffic.
23. Whenever you hear an electric beeping, 90% of everyone in sight reaches
for their belts.
22. You find the words “conventional oven” archaic.
21. Cleaning up the dining area means getting the fast food bags out of the
back seat of your car.
20. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have
19. Keeping up with sports entails adding ESPN’s home page to your bookmarks.
18. You have a “to do list” that includes entries for lunch and bathroom
breaks and they are usually the ones that never get crossed off.
17. You have actually faxed your Christmas list to your parents.
16. Pick-up lines now include a reference to liquid assets and capital gains.
15. You consider 2nd day Air Delivery and Inter-office Mail painfully slow.
14. You assume any question about whether to valet park is rhetorical.
13. You refer to your dining room table as the flat filing cabinet.
12. Your idea of being organized is multiple colored post-it notes.
11. Your grocery list has been on your refrigerator so long some of the
products don’t even exist anymore.
10. You lecture the neighborhood kids selling lemonade on ways to improve
9. You get all excited when it’s Saturday so you can wear sweats to work.
8. You refer to the tomatoes grown in your garden as deliverables.
7. You find you really need PowerPoint to explain what you do for a living.
6. You normally eat out of vending machines and at the most expensive
restaurant in town within the same week.
5. You think that “progressing an action plan” and “calendarizing a project”
are acceptable English phrases.
4. You know the people at the airport hotels better than your next door
3. You ask your friends to “think out of the box” when making Friday night
2. You think Einstein would have been more effective had he put his ideas
into a matrix.
And the number one sign that you work in the nineties…
1. You think a “half-day” means leaving at 5 o’clock.