Thursday, July 21, 2005


Do you ever get bored at work? Of course you do. Over many years I've noticed certain office symptoms of boredom. It gets worse around summertime because your boss is off on holiday, incoming work slows to a halt and the humidity makes you sleepy. Here's 5 I've caught myself doing today.

1. Your chair suddenly becomes very uncomfortable and you start shifting around doing the Karma Sutra of buttock positions. It is impossible to sit straight for more than 30 seconds.

2. You'll get a drink from the water cooler even though you're not thirsty or offer to make everyone in the room a cup of coffee. You know this can be stretched to 10-15 minutes.

3. You'll want to have a conversation with your co-workers but you can't think of any subject to kick off with. Your mind wanders. Two minutes later you realise you've been staring into space and your visual focus looks like you've smeared baby lotion in your eyes.

4. You've been to every concievable website and clicked on every link. You've checked your horoscope, the latest news, completed quizzes and even got half way through an article about GM crops before your body tells your mind to quit it and you sigh and wearily slump over your desk.

5. You tidy or re-arrange your desk. Depending how messy your desk is and how anal you are about it being super neat, this could take up anywhere from 10 minutes to over an hour.

If this sounds familar then let me know what you do to waste time in work.

Catch you tomorrow!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read blogs to waste time hehe

10:29 pm  

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