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SugarCubes

Build your own office-home-sweet-home
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At the moment in my office/cube farm I'm separated from my neighbour by a boring, fabric covered slab of particle board. What's more, the lolly jars are a good 20 metre walk away.

Problem: no easy way to vary height for privacy or social interaction if I want to avoid or chat to my colleagues. Also, decrease in productivity when I have to walk across to the honesty-lolly-cabinet for my hourly sugar fixes.

If the divisions in the office were made of sugar cubes, we'd have a variable height, disposable and biodegradable form of office 'cubing'.

Want to get a project finished without interruptions? Simply open a box of sugar cubes, lick the sides of each cube, and build yourself a Lego-like enclosure (the resulting increase in blood-sugar level will also assist in energy to complete the tasks at hand).

Trying to chat up the new Account Manager in the office-cube next door? Simply drop the height of the office-cube division by a sugar cube or two each day.

Disclaimer: not recommended for diabetics.

seedy em, Oct 07 2003

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       Sweet.
Worldgineer, Oct 08 2003
  

       Arbra Cadarbra?   

       In response to my earlier question regarding the 'work well equiv. of Lego meaning 'play well':   

       Lego is Danish, but the Swedish for 'work-well' could be Jobra (jobba bra) or Arbra (arbeta bra). ---------------------------------------------------------------- FarmerJohn, Oct 08 2003   

       SugarCubes: for a jobra well done...?
seedy em, Oct 08 2003
  

       You would even have the opportunity for decorative cubes, given the availability of white and brown sugar cubes. Pastels can be gotten from specialty shops as well.
Gentoo, Oct 08 2003
  

       // Trying to chat up the new Account Manager in the office-cube next door? Simply drop the height of the office-cube division by a sugar cube or two each day //   

       I'm sure there are more interesting things you could do if your office was edible.
Detly, Oct 08 2003
  

       I like the licking part best. There used to be licking in the office, but technology eliminated it. Now you are bringing licking back. Good, good.
pluterday, Oct 13 2003
  

       So what kind of dental health plan does yr company offer, [seedy em]?
-alx, Oct 13 2003
  

       [pluterday] *blush*
seedy em, Oct 15 2003
  

       The problem, Seedy, is not the material, or the quality of co-worker access. The problem is in the cubicles themselves. I've worked in a cube farm before. My advice?....   

       GET OUT! GET OUT NOW !!!   

       FLEE !!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!! RIGHT NOW!!! AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS, SHOUT, "I AM MAD AS HELL, AND I AM NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!" DO IT! SHRIEK LIKE CONAN THE BABARIAN AS YOU KNOCK DOWN EVERY DAMN CUBICLE PARTITION AND LEAP OVER DESKS IN YOUR BURNING CAPE! GET IN YOUR CAR AND FLOOR IT FOR IDAHO AND DON'T LOOK BACK!   

       [Sugarcubes... gimme a break.]
mitcheroo, Oct 15 2003
  

       Pretty sure there are cubes in Idaho as well. There's really no safe area.
Worldgineer, Oct 15 2003
  

       P.S. : My missive began with the lines above "GET OUT!...", staggered out of alignment with the rest of the annotation.
mitcheroo, Oct 15 2003
  

       what happened here?   

       the whole cube farm collapsed... still havnt found steve...   

       really? i could have sworn sugar was a very sturdy building material, howd' it happen?   

       someone spilt their coffe... nobody expected anyone to spill their coffe in an office...
HalfwayHebrew, Oct 16 2003
  

       [HalfwayHebrew] & [alx]   

       I'll have my OH&S and legal people get back to you on those points
seedy em, Oct 16 2003
  
      
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