Woman used badly photoshopped image to convince boss she had a flat tire

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/01/15/woman-used-badly-photoshopped.html

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… is any part of that picture real?

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I’m guessing the nail came from a company called Acme, and was put there by some kind of very wily coyote.

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Requisite:
500pxShopped

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Looks like she stole the bad 'shoop off someone else’s website rather than actually attempting to make the fake image herself. A reverse image search turns that pic up on a whole bunch of sites offering tire repair advice, including the one below. Next time Google harder!

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Was gonna say, maybe Roger Rabbit was working construction because it looks like a nail from Toontown!

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Man, if I was going to be lazy, I’d steal a picture of a real puncture, and if I wanted to fake it convincingly, I’d just cut the end off a nail and stick it between the treads and take a picture.

So lazy and dumb…

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“ZOOM IN ON THE NAIL”… yeah! wait what, ignoring the fact that THE WHOLE IMAGE IS VERY CLEARLY A VECTOR ILLUSTRATION?!?

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If your boss doesn’t trust you when you say you have a flat tire and will be late to work, then start looking for another job. Or maybe there is a reason he doesn’t trust you?

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you had to zoom in?

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I also got a flat tire on my way to work this morning:

Actually I didn’t, but this is at least a photograph of a nail in a tire and not a vector illustration. You can google image search it if you wish, but you’ll quickly find that all nails in flat tires look alike.

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EMPLOYEE: As you can see, this time the photo documentation of my flat tire is unassailable.

BOSS: Don’t you ride a motorcycle?

EMPLOYEE: …

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…I wouldn’t waste my time trying to convince my boss why I couldn’t come in. Next, they’d be looking for a picture of a thermometer reading if she called in sick.

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If I was going to be lazy, I wouldn’t bother to use the subjunctive mood.

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We used to have this tech who would come late for work… a lot!. Excuses? Two examples: 1) “I couldn’t find my other shoe.” 2) While driving in I saw a dog that looked lost. So I carried it around and knocked on doors in the neighborhood to see who owned it."

He was such a straight-faced compulsive liar about so many other things… even the trivial… the department “joke” that later morphed into the source of anger for many. His union couldn’t/wouldn’t do anything about him even though his “antics” kept him doing his job – that led to others’ work being shut down. It took a general layoff to see him finally go out the door.

Me, taking a closer look at the nail in the photo:

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Tin Eye shows the oldest instance of the photo from Apr 25, 2018.

Came here for this, was not disappointed.

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