After visiting many rp facilities, these items are more appropriate then
you might think.
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How to Keep the Wackiness Alive in the Modern Workplace
Put a chair facing a printer, sit there all day and tell people you're
waiting for your document.
Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want
fries with that.
Page yourself over the intercom. (Don't disguise your voice.)
Name all your pens and insist that meetings can't begin until they're
Make up nicknames for all your coworkers and refer to them only by
"That's a good point Sparky."
"No I'm sorry I'm going to have to disagree with you there, Chachi."
Schedule meetings for 4:14 pm.
Agree to organize the company Christmas party. Hold it at McDonald's
Playland. Charge everyone $15 each.
Send 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."
Put your garbage can on your desk. Label it "IN."
Put on your headphones on whenever the boss comes into the office.
Talk in a loud voice. Remove your headphones when he or she leaves.
When in conversation, no matter where you are in the office, mutter,
"I think my phone is ringing" and leave. Go get a coffee.
Hang mistletoe over your desk.
Include a personal note on every email you send.
"On a personal note, I'm feeling a bit tired and grumpy today." "On a
personal note, I'm pleased to announce that I'm high."
While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in "Palmolive".
Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten
over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
Insist that your e-mail address be
Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them to sign a
Come to work in your pajamas.
Put a picture of your mother on your business card.
Find 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.)
Suggest that beer be put in the soda machine.
Include a piece of your children's artwork as a cover page for all
reports that you write. (If you don't have children, draw stick
Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair
No matter what anyone asks you, reply "Okay."
Build models of the Seven Wonders of the World using empty soda cans.
Determine how many cups of coffee is "too many."
Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
Compose all your e-mail in rhyming couplets.
Include a personal note on every email you send. "On a
personal note, I'm feeling a bit tired and grumpy today." "On a
personal note, I'm pleased to announce that I got my highest score
ever on Tetris last night."
Bring in dishes that you tried to cook but didn't turn out quite right
as special treats for your co-workers.
Put up mosquito netting around your cubicle.
Decorate your office with pictures of Cindy Brady and Danny Partridge.
Try to pass them off as your children.
For a relaxing break, get away from it all with a mask and snorkel in
the fish tank. If no one notices, take out your snorkel and see how
many you can catch in your mouth.
Send 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.
When you go to a party at somebody's house, don't automatically assume
that the drinks are free. Ask, and ask often.
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