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25 funny things to do at the office

This is an email that has been circulating on the web for quite some time now. Different versions of it can be found posted across various websites and blogs and it never seems to get old!
Next time you’re bored at work, instead of wasting away the hours surfing the internet or daydreaming, try a few of these creative suggestions:


  1. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don’t disguise your voice).

  2. 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).

  3. 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.”

  4. Put mosquito netting around your cubicle and play jungle songs all day long.

  5. Put a chair facing a printer, sit there all day and tell people you’re waiting for your document.

  6. Insist that your e-mail address be "xena_ goddess_of_fire@companyname.com”

  7. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them if they want fries with that.

  8. Send an email to yourself engaging yourself in an intelligent debate about the direction of one of your company’s products. Forward the mail to a co-worker and ask her to settle the disagreement.

  9. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.

  10. Put your garbage can on your desk. Label it "IN.”

  11. Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.

  12. Decorate your office with pictures of Cindy Brady and Danny Partridge. Try to pass them off as your children.

  13. Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

  14. Compose all your e-mail in the form of a Haiku.

  15. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask them to sign a waiver.

  16. Photocopy things around the office, such as lamps, potted plants, staplers, etc. If someone asks about it, just say "You never can be too careful.”

  17. Agree to organise the company Christmas party. Hold it at McDonald’s Playland. Charge $15 each.

  18. When answering your phone, talk in a fake British accent.

  19. Take a picture of your boss and have it framed. Display it in a prominent location on your desk.

  20. Reply to everything someone says with "that’s what YOU think.”

  21. Practice making fax and modem noises.

  22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:” them to your boss.

  23. Staple papers in the middle of the page.

  24. TYPE ONLY IN UPPERCASE.

  25. Pretend to be hypnotized by someone’s screen saver.

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