April 3rd marks “Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun” day.
I promise I didn’t make that up. But while I can find nothing on how this holiday originated, let’s just say that since it’s on many of the national holiday calendars across the web, it’s official in my book.
As I see it, this holiday leaves us with two options. Option #1 is to have fun at work.
Now be warned that I’m not recommending you to follow all my suggestions. Throwing such caution to the wind could result in a reprimand, alienation of co-workers, a tarnished professional image, and worse yet, getting fired.
You know I’ve got a disclaimer for everything.
But here are some things you can do to celebrate this day…if you just don’t care about all that. Maybe you’ve won your fair share of a half-billion dollars in the lottery or something recently. Yeah, I’m talking to those 3 people.
- Dress appropriately for the occasion. A Hawaiian shirt, complete with a lei, flip-flops, a Panama hat, and Bermudas are in order. If casual dress is prohibited, go a different route and wear your professional clothes, but make sure nothing at all matches.
- If someone brings in doughnuts, take them all to your desk. When the email comes out that there are doughnuts in the break room, try not to giggle as co-workers go from confused to agitated.
- Race people to the elevator and sing”Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah” as you let the door close on them.
- Decorate your cube. No doors? No problem. Bring in a shower curtain rod and hang your craziest shower curtain. Love beads would also provide a playful ambience. Continue reading