Hey amazing brain trust of Going Concern!Our office is having an "office olympics" after dinners for a bit of time. Do you guys have any good ideas on what we could do??So far we've done rubber band archery and paper airplane javelin. Maybe fellow capital market servants have ideas that they can share?? Or maybe they'll just hate on the fact that we can't charge the time to clients.(P.S. We're working weekends – it's busy season, so don't even start about how we "aren't working.")
- Table tennis – The premier event, obviously
- Desk-chair soccer – You'd have to clear out the conference room
- Trashcan basketball
- Curling – you could use wadded up paper or some other rollable medium. Stressballs, perhaps.
- Keyboard discus – Old floppy discs, if you were willing to go on a Indiana Jones-esque adventure to dig some up.
- Computer monitor shotput
- Various running races – These could occur as laps around the outside of your building or the hallways. Business casual shoes would be required.
- Staple shooting
- Weight lifting – I picture this as clean jerking boxes of paper over your head but other variations may be better.
- Wrestling – Again, clearing out a conference room.
- Copy machine repair – How this event would work is that an intern would be sent in to sabotage the copy machine (should be easy enough) to the point that it is no longer operable. It could be everything from an empty ink cartridge to paper jams to simply unplugging the machine. Participants would have to identify and fix the problem until the machine was back in proper working order. Points would be awarded based on difficulty and time. More points for things paper jams in multiple places on the machine or ink explosions that make the copy room look like Quentin Tarantino shoot-out had just occurred; fewer points for simple things like adding paper.
Obviously, there would be medals, and medal stands but rather than national anthems, the gold medalists could select a song of their choosing that would be played over the intercom to the entire office. The closing ceremonies would be a raucous affair at your local pub where you can relive the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.