Battling Boredom

Seeing as Testor's Model Airplane Glue, Lead Flavored Doritos and many of my other favorite snacks aren't allowed at the new job I've been seeking out new ways to stave off boredom, you know, just a little something to break the monotony. Sure there are the old standbys of tossing pencils into the ceiling tiles or calling the president to ask if he has Prince Albert in a can, but those only work so many times (especially with caller id).

Sure I could write something to post here, but well, at five minutes of free time a clip, the posts would be too short. I'd thought about keeping a running tab of the topics that ran through my wee-little mind, but got scared about ten minutes into the exercise (I'm really starting to think Ritalin or some other ADD med may be called for).

I'd started bouncing a racket-ball off the walls of my office, but the ladies in the office next door told me I couldn't play with my balls, it didn't matter if I was in my office.

Darts made out of paperclips and tape, fired through a straw could be considered a weapon, especially when you dip the tips in ink and call it a neurotoxin.

So really, what do y'all do to battle boredom at the office?

Posted by phineas g. at 09:36 PM on May 22, 2006 | TrackBack

But that's just me, I don't work in an office. Nor a cubicle for that matter. Shit, I can't stand being in the building for longer than two hours, so I get the hell out of there as soon as humanly possible.

Posted by: Vinnie at May 22, 2006 08:42 PM

I'm currently in the same state as Eric SWG... work bad...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 22, 2006 09:31 PM

I usually have a number of things I do to relieve boredom at work. But lately, since my boss actually expects me to work, I haven't had much use for them.

But here our a few of my favorites:

1) Tell your boss you need to work on your tan and go outside for at least 10 minutes each hour

2) Tell your boss that you are going outside to take photos on the progress of the new plant being rebuilt. Take 1 photo of that and spend the next 30 minutes taking pictures of the nesting osprey, pelicans, and whatever else catches your eye

3) Spend 5 minutes each hour doing stretch exercises

4) While making the bank deposits, spend at least 20-30 minutes talking to all the tellers

5) When you see sightseerers going by to take in all the destruction around where you work, go out and tell them bullshit stories. This one is my favorite. But make sure when the people are volunteers who are helping out and not just gawking, tell them the truth and thank them.

6) Compare zoom lenses and cameras with insurance adjustors, SBA officials, architects, and other photographers

These are just a few.

Posted by: seawitch at May 22, 2006 09:50 PM

OMFG. When I get bored, I play with my balls too!!!

Posted by: agent bedhead at May 23, 2006 07:25 AM

Back when I used to earn a paycheck, B.C., I would get soooo bored sometimes, that I updated and rewrote the clinic's manuals. It was better than beating my head against my desk.

Posted by: Theresa at May 23, 2006 08:25 AM

When I'm bored, I read you!

Posted by: RP at May 23, 2006 08:39 AM

Doing it right now...

Posted by: bobgirrl at May 23, 2006 01:26 PM