So my job is really boring. I sit in a cubicle all day pretending to be busy. If I'm lucky there might be some data-entry or filing. Mostly though, I just surf the Internet all day and save the data-entry and filing for when I know the boss will be walking by. I tried blogging but I don't think I have what it takes. Plus everyone has a blog. I should know because I'm looking at them all day in between sporadic bits of data-entry and filing. Besides the Internet, is there something to do to keep myself entertained at work? In your blurb you mention playing practical jokes on co-workers. Maybe I should give that a shot?
-Bored To Death At Work
People that know me are going to think that you are actually me pretending to be you. Know what I mean? My guess is you are someone that I used to work with at my old job in Cubeland and you're ribbing me. I could care less if that's the case because I've had a serious case of Blogger's Block and this is just what I need. As you probably know, I'll jump at an opportunity to talk, or as the case may be-blog, about myself. (Which, rather than answer your question, is what I'm going to do here.) Sometimes I just need a little encouragement. So, BTDAW, thank you for that.
My current job is so busy that it leaves me little time for office pranks (sadly) or much else (other than blogging. [Insert smiley face emoticon to accentuate that I acknowledge the ironic punchline.]) I mean when a kid walks into my office and says "Hey, I have a really quick question for you.", what he/she really means is "I need YOU to take care of this -insert any number of really huge problems- for me without even the slightest bit of effort on my behalf." But it's cool. I was that kid once, so I get it.
Anyway, even when I do get the chance to pull a wee bit of a prank, I somehow manage to royally screw it up. For the last couple of months there has been a sheet taped to the door in the break-room for employees to sign up for flu shots. I thought it would be funny to put a celebrity name on there. (To any of my married freinds that may be reading this, I'm the guy that put Jimi Hendrix in your guest book. Love ya!) So I signed up David Bowe for a flu shot. That's right, Bowe...not BOWIE. Gawd, I'm an idiot. So at the last minute, everyone is running around asking who David Bowe is, not getting the joke because of my stupid misspelling, and even going so far as to call another one of our employees who has the actual last name of Bowe (how did I not catch that?) and asking him if it's his relative or something. And here's the kicker: stupid me didn't think about the fact that there isn't exactly an abundance of flu shots right now. Duh, that's why they put the sign up sheet up months in advance; so they can prepare. So now there's an extra flu shot sitting around, waiting for an imaginary celebrity with a misspelled last name, while some kid in a grade school is getting the swine flu. If ever there was a time that the much despised, greatly overused Internet meme Epic Fail applied, it is now.