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How to have fun in the Modern Workplace



bulletArrive at a meeting late, say you're sorry, but you didn't have time for lunch, and you're going to be nibbling during the meeting. During the meeting eat 5 entire raw potatoes.
bulletInsist that your e-mail address be: "zena_goddess_of_fire@companyname.com"
bulletEvery time someone asks you to do something, ask them to sign a waiver.
bulletEvery time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.
bulletSend email to yourself engaging yourself in an intelligent debate about the direction of one of your company's products. Forward the mail to a coworker and ask her to settle the disagreement.
bulletFind out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is a different gender than you are.)
bulletMake up nicknames for all your coworkers and refer to them only by these names at staff meetings. "That's a good point Sparky." "No I'm sorry I'm going to have to disagree with you there, Chachi."
bulletSuggest that beer be put in the soda machine.
bulletSchedule meetings for 4:14 PM.
bulletEncourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
bulletSend email to the rest of the company telling them what you're doing. For example "If anyone needs me I'll be in the bathroom." (Info. Systems already does this!)
bulletNo matter what anyone asks you, reply "Okay."
bulletPut your garbage can on your desk. Label it "IN."
bulletPlant a hedge around your cubicle.
bulletBuild models of the Seven Wonders of the World using empty soda cans.
bulletWhen in conversation, no matter where you are in the office, mutter, "I think my phone is ringing" and leave. Go get a coffee.
bulletDetermine how many cups of coffee is "too many."
bulletDevelop an unnatural fear of staplers.
bulletCompose all your e-mail in rhyming couplets.
bulletInstall a set of buttons and lights in the arm of your chair. Talk into your Daytimer.
bulletBring in dishes that you tried to cook but didn't turn out quite right as special treats for your co-workers.
bulletWhile sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in "Palmolive".
bulletPut up mosquito netting around your cubicle.
bulletDecorate your office with pictures of Cindy Brady and Danny Partridge. Try to pass them off as your children.
bulletSend e-mail messages saying free pizza, free donuts etc... in the lunchroom, when people complain that there was none... Just lean back, pat your stomach, and say, "Oh you've got to be faster than that." See how long it takes until the last person stops believing you. Then start planting pizzas.
bulletPut decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
 
 
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