Friday, July 04, 2008

The Perfect Way to End a Dull Day - 10 Easy, Quick and Pain-Free Steps

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m at my desk in an office somewhere in the City of London sipping an icy mojito from a flourescent orange Winnie the Pooh mug.

How did this happen you might ask?

Well... Let’s just say I got bored at work, very bored in fact, and in the middle of an email exchange with an equally bored friend who was also sat at her desk somewhere not too far from me in the City, decided I needed a drink... a nice summery drink with which to lift my ailing spirits.

For the record, I am not an alcoholic... I am just a very bored intern. Yes... that’s right, I’m interning yet again... and no I’m not thrilled about it. (The last time I filled out a form asking for my ‘Occupation’ I came dangerously close to writing ‘Recurring Intern’ on it!)

Today is my last day at the firm and the mojito is my goodbye present to myself. For anyone who finds themselves in a similar predicament, my advice to you would be as follows:
(1) Grab a long coat, your wallet and security pass (or whatever it is you need to get around the building),
(2) Walk stealthily to the department kitchenette, and grab the largest mug you can find and fill it with a little water,
(3) Whilst sipping slowly so as not to attract attention, head for the stairwell so that it looks like you’re headed to another floor rather than outside,
(4) If no one is in the stairwell, empty the mug and wrap the coat around it so that it’s concealed on all sides,
(5) Make for the exit, smiling at the security guards as you walk past,
(6) Head to the bar next door and place your order,
(7) Grab your drink and find a table in the corner,
(8) Unwrap the mug, tip the drink into the empty mug and wrap the coat back around the mug being careful not to spill it,
(9) Walk back into the office building with your head held high,
(10) Sit at your desk, unwrap your purchase and sip on it to your heart’s content.

Have a lovely weekend bloggies! Xxx

13 comments:

onydchic said...

LOL.

I've never been inspired to even consider alcohol while at work, but something tells me if i DID, my long 12-hours will pass a lot faster...!!!!

UndaCovaSista said...

Lol! You missed out one step
- Pop a Trebor extra strong peppermint afterwards....

(no i'm not speaking from experience, i hasten to add!)

Nogo said...

LOL All that for a drink? I hear you. Hope you have a nice weekend. xoxo

theicequeen said...

teeheeeee!!!! for some reason i feel in on a conspiracy...gotta try this sometime, i'll prolly get a buzz from the 007-ness...

t04051 said...

What do u say when ur boss asks why u smell of alcohol? lol!

Naapali said...

Thanks for the tips.

Naapali said...

@ to4051
that is why undacovasista's tip is needed.

@ UCS
- confession is good for the soul.

Sephy said...

Alchy!!!!

KemiMamaLopes said...

Note to self. Get long coat and take Dora the Explorer mug to work :)

Jaja said...

LOL...

I will only start to have a resemblance of work life from next month, I doubt I ll start like this.

Thanks for the tip and I hope you r doing alright.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Are you encouraging alcoholism? lol! Cause you know that what will happen if everyone starts drinking at work to cap off a dull day. But the fights and craziness it would create would be worth it. Maybe....

How are things?

pixgremlin said...

Hah... :-) Don't tell me that you'll do this at your next job.. :-)

Ms zee said...

or better still mix it at home, pop it in ur flask, take your green tea bag with the string, snip the stea bag off, pour your drink in ur mug and dump the string in with the teabag stopper hanging.... oh i find a quick fix for long long days is lime juice and black rum in a starbucks cup...

The lord of strong stiff drinks is my light and salvation!