Fun at Work

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  1. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

    Feb 23, 2004
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    Not in Arizona anymore
    Officce Dares...


    1. Run one lap around the office at top speed.

    2. Groan out loud in the toilet cubicle (at least one other non-player must be in the toilet at the time.)

    3. Ignore the first five people who say 'good morning' to you.

    4. Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and say, "Just called to say I cant' talk right now. Bye"

    5. To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.

    6. When someone hands you a piece of paper, finger it, and whisper huskily, "Mmmmmmm, that feels soooooo good!"

    7. Leave your zipper open for one hour. If anyone points it out, say, "Sorry, I really prefer it this way".

    8. Walk sideways to the photocopier.

    9. While riding in an Elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.


    1. Say to your boss, "I like your style" and shoot him/her with double-barreled fingers.

    2. Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask, "Did you get all that, I don't want to have to repeat it.

    3. Page yourself over the intercom (do not disguise your voice).

    4. Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle (there must be a 'non-player' within sight).

    5. Shout random numbers while someone is counting.


    1. At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if you actually launch into it yourself).

    2. Walk into a very busy person's office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.

    3. For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as "Bob".

    4. Announce to everyone in a meeting that you "really have to go do a number two".

    5. After every sentence, say "Mon" in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in "The report's on your desk, "Mon." Keep this up for one hour.

    6. While an office mate is out, move their chair into the elevator.

    7. In a meeting or crowded situation, slap you forehead repeatedly and mutter, "Shut up, damn it, all of you just shut up!"

    8. At lunchtime, get down on your knees and announce, "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"

    9. In a colleague's calendar, write in 10am: "See how I look in tights."

    10. Carry your keyboard over to your colleague and ask, "You wanna trade?"

    11. Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: "Do you hear that?" "What?" "Never mind, it's gone now."

    12. Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, "I can't talk about it."

    13. Posing as a maitre d', call a colleague and tell him he's won a lunch for four at a local restaurant. Let him go.

    14. Speak with an accent (French, German, Pork Pig, etc.) during a very important conference call.

    15. Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.

    16. Hang a two-foot long piece of toilet roll from the back of your pants and act genuinely surprised when someone points it out.

    17. Present meeting attendees with a cup of coffee and biscuit; smash each biscuit with your fist.

    18. During the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.

    19. Arrange toy figures on the table to represent each meeting attendee and move them according to the movements of their real-life counterparts.
  2. Luminosity

    Luminosity No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Apr 30, 2004
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    Melbourne, Oz but missing Toronto.
    Ok done all those now .....what do I win ? :D

    -Unemployed Tina
  3. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    in the banking business that can get you killed.

  4. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

    Feb 29, 2004
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    My employees reminded me that we already do several of those things and that it would be really fun to finish off the list. Man, I work with a nutty group! :shaking:
  5. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2003
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    Thank you so much for those wonderful suggestions!
    If only more people did those sort of things the world would be so much more fun, it would raise workforce morale tremendously!
    For reference, I have seen many of those items happen and have participated in several myself but for the most part it was when I was an apprentice in the UK and it was sort of expected of us. I've found most American companies and many of the employees have no humor but have an inflated sense of their own importance.
    Allow me to add a couple I personally like:
    1) Walk into someones office when they're very busy (if you can get in without them seeing you so much the better) and yell "what the hell d'ya think you're doing!" Extra points if they go into cardiac arrest.
    2) If it's obvious someone is overloaded and extremely busy just pop your head around the corner and quietly ask: " whenever you get a minute, can you hurry up?" Make sure you've a convenient escape route however.
    3) Ask someone if they're going to wish you happy birthday, inevitably they'll ask if it's your birthday and you quietly reply : "no, I just thought you'd like to wish me happy birthday" while keeping a blank expression and staring into the distance.

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