I Dare You

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Laugh a Little

My posts are usually on the more serious side.  I love learning and sharing.  But every once in a while, you just have to let the silly take over.  With that in mind, here’s an “I Dare You” that will make you laugh so hard you cry.  And hopefully, you will choose at least one on this list to do, just to make people look twice. 

ONE-POINT DARES
1.   Run one lap around the office at top speed.
2.   Ignore the first five people who say ‘good morning’ to you.
3.   Phone someone in the office you barely know, leave your name and    say,”Just called to say I can’t talk right now. Bye.”
4.   To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.
5.   Leave your zipper open for one hour. If anyone points it out, say, “Sorry, I really prefer it this way.”
6.   Walk sideways to the photocopier.
7.   While riding in an elevator, gasp dramatically every time the doors open.
THREE-POINT DARES
1.    Say to your boss, “I like your style” and shoot him with double-barreled fingers.
2.    Babble incoherently at a fellow employee then ask, “Did you get all that, I don’t want to have to repeat it.”
3.    Page yourself over the intercom (do not disguise your voice).
4.    Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle (there must be a ‘non-player’ within sight).
5.    Shout random numbers while someone is counting.

FIVE POINT DARES
1.    At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (5 extra points if you actually launch into it yourself, 10 if you sing it through to the end).
2.   Walk into a very busy person’s office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.
3.    For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as “Bob.”
4.   After every sentence, say ‘Mon’ in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in “The report’s on your desk, Mon.” Keep this up for 1 hour.
5.    While an office mate is out, move their chair into the elevator.
6.    In a colleague’s DAY PLANNER, write in the 10am slot: “See how I look in tights.”(5 Extra points if it is a male, 5 more if he is your boss)
7.    Carry your keyboard over to your colleague and ask, “You wanna trade?”
8.    Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: “Do you hear that?” “What?” “Never mind, it’s gone now.”
9.    Come to work in army fatigues and when asked why, say, “I can’t talk about it.”
10.   Find the vacuum and start vacuuming around your desk.
11.    During the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.
12.    Arrange toy figures on the table to represent each meeting attendee, move them according to the movements of their real-life counterparts.

Okay, now that you’ve had a good laugh, which one will you do??

11 thoughts on “I Dare You

  1. I loved the “page yourself over the intercom.” One of my favorites has always been to stand in a packed elevator and start meowing. Um…favorite “I dare you” to read. Not do. Probably not do. Well maybe once.

    1. That was one of my favs too! I tried to help the kiddo see the humor in these, but the poor girl has her dads’ sense of humor.
      We have an all-day meeting tomorrow. I’m really excited about trying a few of these out. And seeing if I still have a job at 5:30.
      I am Totally adding “meow in an elevator” to the list. Hilarious!

  2. I *love* #3 in the first set.

    But some of the others seem to be serious Career Limiting Moves ™.

    Normally I have a very zany sense of humor, but I’m especially concerned about #9 in the final set. With heightened sensitivities these days, I would be concerned about any references to violence in the workplace.

    I wish that weren’t the case.

    But some of these do remind me of the time years ago at camp when I shook my co-counselor awake in the middle of the night and said, “Tim! TIM! I *need* you to do something important! I need you to…go back to sleep!”

    1. Jeff,

      I sure hope you are messing with me. The funny of #9 is acting like a spy! Nothing to do with violence.

      Love the tricks we all played as kids at camp…good idea for a future post.

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