ivman's blague rotating header image loading ... please wait....

You Had One Job

Monday evening at Starbucks one of the weirdest things ever happened to me as I was working drive-thru. I was running a guest's Starbucks card through the register and my headset fell off. Somehow the headset hit the card just right (or just wrong?) and broke it in two lengthwise! Below is a picture my shift supervisor took of the card and of me leaning out the window, trying to explain to the poor guest what had happened to his card.

One Job Sbux

She posted the picture on our store's private group on Facebook with the caption, "Rob, you had one job." A fellow partner said in my defense, "Actually, Rob has two jobs." Of course, by this weekend I will be able to say, "I had two jobs, but now I have just one."

The thing about "you had one job" made me think of a few pictures I have of some results of people who had one job, which they did poorly. I will share them today.

It's unseasonably cold here this week, like in most everywhere else in the country. I don't know who put up this display of footwear, but wow!

Winter Footwear

Here are several instances of food packaging workers doing a poor job.

Chicken Beef

I guess if you love strawberry, this next one wouldn't be too bad. But it seems most people tend to prefer chocolate. Just sayin'.


Who had one job in the scene below, the landscaper or the paver?

Landscape Fail

Did some worker really think this little bit of fence would do much good in protecting anyone?!

Protective Fence

Here's a handrail that's not going to do anyone much good.

Tiny Handrail

Next we have several bad jobs done with windows and doors.

Bad Window


Whoever did this next job didn't give much thought to privacy.

Bathroom Stalls

We actually had bathroom stalls similar to the ones below in the building in which we taught in China.

Bathroom Stalls

I'll end with one of my favorites.

Ceiling Fan

I'm not quite sure how he did it, but I want to tell him, "You had one job!"

I won't publish next week since everyone will be so busy preparing for Thanksgiving. I hope all you American readers will have a great Thanksgiving. We really do have much for which to thank the Lord.

In the place of a quotation this week, I'll post the final stanza of a song I love.

My heart is filled with thankfulness
To Him who reigns above
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace
Whose every thought is love
For every day I have on earth
Is given by the King
So I will give my life my all
To love and follow Him.


Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is!

Print This Post Print This Post

If you enjoyed this post, to get updates when I post to my blog, sign up for your preferred method below — RSS, Twitter, or e-mail.

4 Comments on “You Had One Job”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Nov 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Love the spinning light bulbs. Maybe it won’t get as cold sitting under that fan.

  2. #2 Barbara H.
    on Nov 19th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Oh wow – I hope the customer was understanding.

    You have to wonder what some of the people responsible for the work in some of those photos were thinking. Or not thinking. It seems like some of them would have been scratching their heads in the middle of their job, thinking, “You know, something doesn’t look right…”

  3. #3 Julie MacMillan
    on Nov 19th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for making my day. Great pics made for a good laugh.

  4. #4 Rebekah Ostini
    on Nov 21st, 2014 at 1:17 am

    The footwear display would still be a propos here in sunny California!