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Quotes for a coworker's goodbye card
August 30, 2012 6:32 AM   Subscribe

Need a movie, comic, or not-sappy quote to write in a card for a geeky coworker who is moving on to a better job.

If I have a friend in my department, it's this coworker. We share a lot of the same interests. Geeky stuff. Video games, superheroes, fantasy books. I will miss him dearly, but he will be much happier at his new job then he is here.

But I don't want to put something sappy in his goodbye card! I want something lighthearted. One that'll make him laugh and that will be a little more personal then the usual "good luck" fluff.

I feel like there should be a quote from Yoda that applies, but my mind is blank.

Any ideas?
posted by royalsong to Grab Bag (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
To infinity... and beyond!
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:33 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Excelsior!
posted by Tanizaki at 6:34 AM on August 30, 2012


"Have fun storming the castle!"
posted by xingcat at 6:35 AM on August 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


From the Masters of the Universe movie:

"Don't say goodbye. Say Good Journey. It is an old Eternian saying. Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another. "

If a reference to that shitfest of a movie doesn't get a laugh out of the guy then I just don't know.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 6:35 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Or, styled as something funnier:

"(Coworker),

I spent a while thinking of the right thing to say, and then I realized that it was said best a long time ago, in this moving quote from the 1987 cinematic magnum opus Masters of the Universe:

'Don't say goodbye. Say Good Journey. It is an old Eternian saying. Live the journey, for every destination is but a doorway to another. '

So, by the power of Grayskull, I wish you Good Journey.

- (name)"
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 6:39 AM on August 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


“Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!”
posted by kreestar at 6:42 AM on August 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler."

"Oh, and remember: next Friday... is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans."

"The ratio of people to cake is too big."

"Uh-oh. Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays"

"Ah! Yeah. It's just we're putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports before they go out now. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that'd be great. All right!"

I kind of like Office Space.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:55 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


We'll let HR know you said 'So long, and thanks for all the fish'.
posted by feral_goldfish at 6:58 AM on August 30, 2012


The cake is a lie
posted by CodeMonkey at 7:03 AM on August 30, 2012


I'm a big fan of the classics, so "Live long and prosper" would be mine.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:04 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Good luck at the re-spawn point.
posted by mikepop at 7:05 AM on August 30, 2012


One does not simply walk into a new job.
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:47 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can google yoda quotes - here are a couple that i like (obviously, you could switch out 'the dark side' with 'a different employment' or something like that).

"Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you."

"Happens to every guy, sometimes this does."

"Always in motion is the future."

Here's a link.

and another yoda quote site.
posted by foxhat10 at 7:49 AM on August 30, 2012


Remember: no matter where you go... there you are.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:56 AM on August 30, 2012


Thanks Everyone! In the end I just went with:

Live long and prosper, [Name]
May the Force be with you!
- royalsong
posted by royalsong at 8:10 AM on August 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Too late to the party ...

"Don't embarrass us."
(from Buckaroo Banzai)
posted by philip-random at 8:45 AM on August 30, 2012


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