What was the most childish thing you ever did at work?

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What was the most childish thing you ever did at work?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), November 02, 2000


Well - - - - it wasn't dozing during those interminable, propagandizing, really meaningless damn meetings. After so many years of that it became a natural reflex for me to try to sleep with my eyes open. My buddy who had insomnia and sat beside me would elbow me back awake when I began to nod. Thus I survived - - with help.

No it was out on the factory floor during third shift my childish actions occurred, but I had company who aided and abetted. We had rubber band wars -- the whole crew. We got our work done, and had fun. We hourly people didn't have ulcers from work stress, ours were for other reasons.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), November 02, 2000.

This is a recent one (just this week). Here in France, the people in our production plant listen to "oldies but goldies" on the Intercom radio system. Alot of the stuff is American, out of my childhood, and I know all the words. I heard something playing (like the Supremes or something) and waltzed into the production plant, right in front of the assembly line, and started mouthing the words of "Baby Love" or something, pretending like I had a microphone. This went on all day...as soon as I heard something I remembered, I'd come bouncing back in, acting like a star and making everybody laugh. It was fun, and made me feel as if I were 10 again!

-- Your little sister (ADucroquet@aol.com), November 03, 2000.

Considering I work with special needs kids, I am adept at blocks, trains, house, pretend camping and the like. I love Disney stuff, Grims Fairy Tales, Scooby Doo, and Blues Clues. I hate Pokemon! Whennnnnnnnn will those obnoxious things go out of style ?!

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), November 03, 2000.

At my last office (I work from home now), we had office toys, like those moon-rock erasers and a star-shaped slinky. The one we used to get rid of frustration was a kooshball variation---a koosh slingshot. There was a long hallway, and we would see how far down the hall we could shoot the thing.

-- Becky (becky-says@diaryland.com), November 05, 2000.

When I used to work night shift in the intensive care unit we would do jumping jacks to keep us awake.

-- Terri (Davelaw@san.rr.com), November 06, 2000.

after a rather stressful end of quarter, the company I worked for carpeted our entire hallways with bubble wrap. then they handed out marathon-like numbers for us to wear on our clothing. we met at the "starting line" and then marched, ran, stomped, jumped, walked the path of the bubble wrap all the way to the main break room, where refreshments were served.

it was a good stress reliever. the best was the tremendous sound that bubble wrap popping can make with over 60 pairs of feet stomping on it.

-- Bob (and_if_I_die@hotmail.com), November 27, 2000.

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