What’s the most fun you’ve had at work?
For me, it was when I worked on the summer maintenance crew at college. Planning a week’s vacation, our supervisor astutely (cough, cough) left me in charge. We cranked out a lot of work, but I must admit we also indulged in a bit of play while the cat was away. Some antics are perhaps best not discussed since they are not, in the strictest sense, legal. But here’s one situation I can probably talk about that still makes me smile today.
We were working on the second floor of the Oakwood dorm. Someone–I don’t remember who, but it wasn’t me–had thoughtfully brought a taped version of Dr. Ruth’s radio show for everyone’s edification. Because the crew was widely dispersed, we cranked the volume waaayyyy up so that all could hear regardless of location. We were scrubbing and shining and mopping to our hearts’ content when we discerned another subtler noise competing with Dr. Ruth’s thick German voice, which boomed throughout Oakwood issuing helpful but blushingly explicit instructions to increase one’s romantic bliss.
Turns out that the other, quieter noise was an approaching tour, a group of prospective students and their parents checking out the college, this nice, safe, private, church-affiliated institution of higher knowledge. Hearing the approaching footsteps, the maintenance crew all fled, diving into closets with displays of speed and agility that would make NFL recruiters salivate with longing.
The tour guide made the quick and very wise executive decision to visit the third floor instead. As the voices faded, we slowly emerged from hiding only to dissolve into hysterical laughter. And for some reason which puzzles me now, none of us seemed to worry about being reported and fired. That summer gig was one of the least glamorous I’ve ever held–and one of the most fun!
But enough about me. Tell me about you. What’s the most fun you’ve had at work?
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