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National (or International) Limp to Work Day

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Admittedly there are people on this planet for whom going to work is an exciting prospect, they thrive in their chosen field, receive praise and promotions at the turning of every quarter. They wake up with a smile, or at least a self-satisfied grimace, knowing they are valued and appreciated. Sure there are people who have jobs where they are kept busy all day with important tasks, deadlines, goals, objectives. I'm not talking about them.

I'm talking about the rest of us; the ones who have to wait for phones to ring or customers to come in before we are required to stir from our hand-me-down swivel chairs with the splinters on the arm rests. The ones for whom "work" means exercising our ability to scan the internet for mildly diverting comics, pictures of kitties with big eyes, or porn that flies just under the radar. The ones who have embraced the work-place futility attached to that meager reward: the bi-weekly check. The ones who are bored, tired, irritable, ill-suited for our work, underappreciated, underchallenged, and scared to move on.

Limp to Work Day.

Tell everyone an exciting story. You got nicked by a bus. A dog bit you in the parking garage. You and the missus got in a fight and fell from the third story window. Whatever. I'm telling people that a careless man in the crosswalk swung his briefcase into my knee. Then, you just limp. Everywhere. Switch bad legs once or twice, too, just for fun, see if anyone notices. Let the limping begin.

k_sra, Jan 25 2005

Should this coincide with Talk Like a Pirate Day? http://www.talklike...com/piratehome.html
Seems appropriate. Perhapse we can add International Wear a Parrot on Your Sholder Day [Worldgineer, Jan 26 2005]

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       Your chair swivels? You don't know how lucky you are.
calum, Jan 25 2005
  

       You have a chair? Luxury.
hippo, Jan 25 2005
  

       just to make it truly believable buy one of those surgical shoes, (rubber and velcro)to wear. I got oodles of sympathy with that when I had an actual foot problem, and they let you drive the electric carts at the grocery store. slow thrills
dentworth, Jan 25 2005
  

       Place half a walnut shell into your shoe, that should help you limp, if not hop to work.
skinflaps, Jan 25 2005
  

       I've known horses that weren't in the mood to work to fake injuries. The amusing part is when they forget which leg they were faking with, and change legs.
normzone, Jan 25 2005
  

       Maybe all of their feet hurt. From the running.
Worldgineer, Jan 25 2005
  

       Every day is limp into work day for me. Perhaps I should take my leg off and hop into work.
oneoffdave, Jan 26 2005
  

       Pretend the other one's hurt: Drag yourself to work day. Why does every day feel like that?
Worldgineer, Jan 26 2005
  

       In my childhood, I used to do this in the supermarket just to embarass my older sister. But heck, it's never too late to start doing it again. Great fun! [+]
Pericles, Jan 26 2005
  

       Worldgineer, I think I'm going to literally drag myself into work from now on... Upper management will be so impressed by my determination that I'll surely get a raise... or a wheelchair or something.
cuckoointherye, Jan 26 2005
  

       And you'd deserve a raise. Or something, after the trouble you had dragging yourself to the restroom.
Worldgineer, Jan 26 2005
  

       Anything to make the workday more entertaining...
Machiavelli, Jan 26 2005
  

       Please don't hate me, but I'm one of those first type of people (almost).
sophocles, Jan 26 2005
  

       You have two legs? Luxury
benfrost, Jan 27 2005
  

       [world] - that is a fantastic link! I have just entered it into my client's departmental Outlook calender as an appointment for Sept 19th. I'll be disappointed if they don't book me for that day.
wagster, Jan 27 2005
  

       Actually, [benfrost], I think [soph] has *almost* two legs.
Trout, Jan 27 2005
  

       to clarify: Sometimes, I'm grimacing and almost awake. But most times, I've got a great balance.
sophocles, Jan 27 2005
  

       Especially when he's on his good leg.
Worldgineer, Jan 27 2005
  

       Right.   

       Or, to be more accurate. Left. (my right leg's had more mishaps.)
sophocles, Jan 27 2005
  

       This should coincide with Whacking Day, the day when everyone carries a stick and whacks the knees of passers-by. Those that aren’t already limping, that is.
pluterday, Jan 27 2005
  

       Since I work for the Ministry of Silly Walks, every day is Limp to Work day. +
gardnertoo, Jan 12 2006
  

       he has two legs. I've seen them.


P.S. you have the internet, and a 'phone ? people today don't know they're born.
neilp, Jan 12 2006
  
      
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