Saturday, May 16, 2009

AFDWHFMS (It's a code!)

I'm the type of person that needs a challenge. I don't think I could survive in a job where I was forced to perform the same repetitive tasks over and over every day - Thank God I wasn't 8 years old during the Industrial Revolution! I guess there was some daily excitement. Without safety regulations in place, there was always the possibility of leaving work at the end of the day with one more nickel in your pocket and one less appendage, but I wasn't there, so it's a moot point either way.

Back to my point. As much as office work stinks, I've been relatively blessed with a position that keeps me on my toes and allows me to wear different hats on a daily basis. I don't mean hats in the analogous term of different job responsibilities, I mean actual hats, like a Fedora, Top hat, Baseball & Golf caps, Football helmets, Giant ladies hats seen at horse races, you name the style. OK, that's a lie, but imagine if that were true.

Even though I have the opportunity to fulfill different job functions, I do still get bored at work. I mean, come on - isn't that what work is for? It's prescribed boredom to keep you from actually accomplishing anything with your life. Not your experience? You'll find out soon enough. As a remedy for my boredom, I am vigilant in discovering new ways to occupy myself as well as bend the rules a bit and see how much I can accomplish in keeping my bosses on their toes.

Yesterday I decided that I would live on the edge and spend the rest of the afternoon with a cheek full of sunflower seeds while I made calls to customers and dealers. I consider it a minor accomplishment compared with filling the Vice President's entire office with packing peanuts while he was away at lunch, but exciting enough for me - especially since I had the entire office working like a well-oiled machine on my self-determined project instead of what pays their salaries.

This is where you come in. I am looking for a new way to pass the time at work. I don't mean that I don't want to be able to accomplish anything at work, but I need something that is on the upper eschelon of slightly annoying - it could prompt a passing comment from a superior, but not warrant any disciplinary action. Thoughts?


  1. I have an idea. How about when the boss is out at lunch and he leaves his computer unlocked, you take a picture of his desktop. Then delete all the icons on the desktop. Then set his desktop image of the picture you took with his icons in it. He will be confused for awhile and you will be laughing your ass off.

  2. That's a good one...Too bad I usually go to lunch with my boss! I'll make it happen.