Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reason # 548 To Never Leave The Office

I recently had a co-worker mention to me that he felt a little left out because his cubicle was never decorated. See, in my department we have a tradition of posting a sign whenever it is someone’s birthday, anniversary, or they return from an extended trip. We even have two metallic banners that we can hang that say “congratulations” or “happy birthday”.

This is the same co-worker that I threatened with a cubicle covered with pics of boy band members when he returned from his most recent trip. But I was nice and honored his wishes and never decorated his cubicle.

But it is on now. Mention it to me once it goes in one ear, out the other, and I promptly forget about it. Mention it twice and it goes into the vice grip that is my brain and grates on me until I do something about it.

So I decided to try and get some ideas of good office pranks/cubicle decorations I can perform while said co-worker is gone next time. And since I know this is why Google was invented I turned toward my fav search engine and these are the best options I found.

The Shiny Cubicle

Wrapping everything inside of a cubicle with foil could take some serious patience and the end result might catch the glare of the morning result and set something on fire, but it would be worth it to see the reaction on a co-workers face when they realize their sacred workspace as been turned into the “Reynolds’s Den of Solitude”

Post-It Note Hell

Like the foil this would take patience and perhaps an artistic flair should you decided to mix up the colors. But the true punishment comes when they realize that they have to remove each post it not by it’s self, which is a time waster if I ever heard of one. (Reminds me of “forking” in high school”. Don’t know what that is? That’s probably because you weren’t cool enough for it, with your drinking and sexy parties…)

Clown Throw-Up

Personally, I think this one has the most potential. Aside from being the cheapest of the three alternatives I think it might also take the least amount of time and be the easiest to clean-up, thus preventing your supervisors from getting pissed off and you losing your job in the next wave of cutbacks.

Anyone out there have any suggestions? I don’t think this particular co-worker is going anywhere for a few months, so we have time.

~The Office Scribe

1 comment:

David said...

We pulled the old "NKOTB" wall-papering of a friend's office last week. He was pleasantly surprised.