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a new game for work
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evcelt
In order to make my work-day more amusing, I have come up with a game.

Materials needed: a stick (pointy is optional) and a few pennies.

If someone interrupts to complete my sentence and gets it right, or makes an uninformed assumption about something in my area of technical competence and gets it right, they get a penny.

If someone interrupts to complete my sentence and gets it wrong, or makes an uninformed assumption about something in my area of technical competence and gets it wrong, I get to poke them with the stick.

I don't think I will run out of pennies very quickly.

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I'd use a spray bottle with water instead of a stick. Much more amusing that way. :)

Yeah, but that doesn't cause enough pain.

If you put vinegar in it and sprayed it at their eyes it would. And then you could spritz them with olive oil and poke at them with a fork like they were salad. That would be painful and humiliating. :)

Oh gods I need to play this game. I usually get a slap of a stick on my desk to get my attention.

AARGH! My boss does this and her usual conclusion is to tell me that whatever she's decided I'm trying to say is wrong somehow. I get so annoyed I sometimes forget what I'm actually saying!

While the poking may satisfy the urge to cause pain and/or damage, I don't think it will serve me well in this case. I'm thinking thigh-high stiletto boots and a bull-whip.

I'm thinking thigh-high stiletto boots and a bull-whip.

well, now, that conjures up an entirely different set of images... ;-)

I love it. Though frankly I think you could get away with 20$ bills and still not need to worry too much.

Wow!

What a positively brilliant game.
I wish I'd known of it decades ago.

Sometimes I stutter when I'm thinking faster than I'm speaking and clog my buffer, and the amount of times when I've had my sentences completed for me WRONG by people saying they're tyring to be helpful....

Now, to just find the right stick
(I already have thousands of pennies)

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Re: I'm in ur databasez, uploadin ur filez

Oh I worship you great database guru. You take my data and do wondrous things with it. I shall make a statue to thee in the park outside and pigeons will come and worship your form. I shall speak your praises to the boss and maybe he shall shower you with a payraise, oh great database mast0r.

There're a few people around here who propitiate me properly (chocolate always helps, so do praise songs). They get cut some extra slack.

mebbe sharks with laser beams.

Or at least sea bass. As long as they're irritable.

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Re: I'm in ur databasez, uploadin ur filez

Our COO keeps a big bag of candy, which has saved me from a prison term for multiple homicide more than once.

Maybe you can drop subtle threats hints about the consequences benefits of not singing you praise songs...

That is the best game EVAR! If you wanna negotiate electronic rights, I'll see if RSE can do a video game version of it!

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