Here’s a REALLy funny practical joke that could get you fired.
Humor in the workplace? You can count on it if your from a company I recently worked for in Kentucky.
(I’m gonna leave their name off this post, because this idea is a tiny bit.. er …near the edge, if not way past it.)
Ok, so here’s the story: A guy at this Kentucky company orders a gift for his wife, and in order to keep the gift secret from his bride he had the gift sent to work. Then he forgot it about it, and left for a vacation.)
A few days later the gift arrives at work in a plane brown box. This is where the office practical joke comes in.
One of this guy’s co-workers printed up the sign you see. (I thought it was so funny I took a photo of it.)
THE MAN PUMP
We Help Pump You Up
Self Enlargement Pump
And then it listed an address.
After attaching this home-made label to the box, they passed it around the office, had some laughs, and left it on the guy’s desk for him to find upon his return.
I think for some people ‘d1 and for some offices ‘d1 this would be WAY past the line. In fact, as funny as I thought it was, I’d recommend that you don’t steal this idea, unless you’re eager to look for a new job.
But for this guy, and this company, and at this time, it was a hilarious and creative practical joke for the office. Because of this creative joke, they bumped their morale, shared some laughs, and cemented their “team.”
Again… don’t do it. It’s a bad idea. But darn! It cracked me up!
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I enjoyed that picture. I always like it when I spot that sort of stuff myself. I saw an innocent-looking place in central London about a year ago with a name not reprintable here. It was, however, a regular store. But a regular store with an x-rated name.
You sometimes wonder what exectuive decision went into something like that. Or maybe it was a 3am decision based on too many mochas.