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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Apr 1, 2009

This will make you feel better:



More horrifying pictures here:

Gizmodo: Good Lord, You People Are All Slobs


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Melzie
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Thank goodness Apr 1, 2009

I'm not alone!!!!

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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
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... Apr 1, 2009

Thank you, Claudia! I can honestly say that being able to show this to my SO made me feel much, much better.

Mission accomplished.:D:D

Greetings!

Andrea


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Alexandra Goldburt
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Oh, bummer... Apr 1, 2009

I'll never win much coveted "the messiest workplace" award...

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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I would like to share mine... Apr 1, 2009

...but where the heck is the b***y camera!!!??? At least I know that the cat took the USB cable to the garden.

Just joking folks. I don't have a cat, and I reckon my MUPPIT* index is very normal indeed!

* Medium Unclassified Paper and Post-It Thickness


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megane_wang  Identity Verified
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WOOWOWOWOW! Apr 1, 2009

NOW I feel much better. I thought that sharing my table with a laptop, an obsolete computer (including monitor) and two full size monitors working in parallel was too much...

But I must be a better shape than others because I STILL can locate where my *** post-it block IS !!

Ruth @ MW


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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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Wow Apr 1, 2009

The first prize winner looks quite hard to top... I can't even find the pizza on the picture.
Thanks a lot for sharing, Claudia!
Attila


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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Ha ha Apr 1, 2009

This is not even a " creative chaos", this is just chaos.

And there is no way I could sort out my thoughts in such a room.

A Feng-Shui expert would have a fit after having seen this.


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Idoia Echenique  Identity Verified
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Such a relief! Apr 1, 2009

Thank you Claudia!

After seen those pictures, my workplace place look almost "minimalist"... No need to tidy up for at least another week...

Idoia


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Silvia Barra  Identity Verified
Italy
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"horrifying disorder" membership Apr 1, 2009

Oh, I can see that there are many members of the "horrifying disosrder" Society. I'm not alone
Thank you for the nice break (I'm translating a very annoying text, so thank you twice).
Silvia


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Angela Dickson  Identity Verified
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messy? Apr 1, 2009

I agree that the first few prize-winners are beyond the pale, but if this is supposed to be messy, I'm the Queen of England:
http://i.gizmodo.com/photogallery/messydesks/1007770240

Mine is probably a little worse than this one:
http://i.gizmodo.com/photogallery/messydesks/1007770188


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Maria Castro  Identity Verified
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I shouldn't have seen the pictures... Apr 1, 2009

... now my desk will have to wait a few more weeks for tidying up!

I'm joking. But I feel much better now that I saw these pictures. After all my desk is not that messy, just a few papers out of the folders, piled at random.

Thanks, Claudia.


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
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Oh, come on! Apr 1, 2009

Please, stop being so hard on those people! We all know they can locate the bloody Post-It block precisely because of the way their offices are configured. If those offices were more orderly, they would take much longer to find their stuff. And taking a long time to find stuff is anything but creative.

I know exactly where my Post-It block is. I just have to lift that big pile of paper and shake it...


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Hah! Apr 1, 2009

Some mornings I have to call my own mobile over the landline to locate it...

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Louise Souter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Takes me back to uni... Apr 1, 2009

...when on one occasion I could not find my full-size Oxford dictionary for two weeks (it was on my desk the whole time!).

Some of those photos look amazingly like my dad's office.

ViktoriaG: I thought I was the only person who subscribed to that theory.

Parrot: Been there, done that - many times!


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