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Serendipity Doo Dah Day

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Early every morning an official agency draws two ping-pong balls out of a vat. If they both have the same number on them, then it is a Serendipity Doo Dah day. Announcements go out on the radio and television. Everyone goes where they would normally go (school, work, etc), but instead of working, you spend the day participating in conga lines, and giving gag gifts to your peers.

*Credit to blissmiss for the name.*

AO, Apr 07 2003

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       How many different numbers are there? In the words of Harry Hill, what are the chances of that happening, eh?
my face your, Apr 07 2003
  

       Ideally, two *table tennis* balls, with the same number on them.
Jinbish, Apr 07 2003
  

       There are 365 balls, so the average time between Serendipity Doo Dah days is 1 year.
AO, Apr 07 2003
  

       That doesn't necessarily follow - you need to specify what's on each ball. If it's 364 8 balls and one 7, on average you'll get a Serendipity Doo Dah Day every day but one.   

       This sounds very much like the ad hoc holidays most boarding schools have every now and again for the students to let off steam (at my son's school, they're called Headmaster's Days). Hard to make work at short notice in society at large - "everyone goes where they would normally go" - might be tricky if the train and bus drivers are all off congaing.   

       I do think we should have a VI (Victory in Iraq) day (heck, they had a VE day and a VJ day).
DrCurry, Apr 07 2003
  

       I'm all for something that promotes slacking in the workplace. OK, maybe I'm just looking for some justification for my track record. I work from home, which certainly doesn't promote productivity - especially when the weather is nice*.   

       *unlike it has been for the past 10 freakin' days. But I digress.   

       Hey. I just got an idea!!!!!!
wugah, Apr 07 2003
  
      
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