Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

~ William James ~

How About a List of Fun Questions to Ask Coworkers?

May 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

Your co-workers are either going to think you've flipped, love you even more, or both.

Here’s a list of fun questions to ask coworkers when you are at a loose end, having a brain freeze, or don’t want to do what you are meant to be doing (But if your boss asks, I didn’t write them and I don’t live here!):

  1. So you work here too?
  2. We can’t keep on meeting like this.
  3. You mean to say they pay you for doing this?
  4. Tell me, if a cow laughs, does milk come out of its nose?
  5. How about whoever gets the most work done today wins free tickets to the movies?
  6. Have you ever wondered what it’s like working without your shoes on?
  7. Do you know any songs you can hum? Lets hear one.
  8. Have you ever heard “Happy Birthday” played on a piece of paper and a comb?
  9. What do you call a male ladybug?
  10. Just stop for a second and think. Good, that’s enough.
  11. Imagine this: you’re in the middle of the ocean surrounded by a school of hungry sharks about to tear you apart. What do you do? (I’d say, stop imagining).
  12. So you have trouble writing reports too, huh?
  13. Do you think management has a sense of humor? Wait, don’t answer that while they’re looking!
  14. How many ways can you sit on your chair without falling off?
  15. When you leave, can I have your desk?
  16. Answer this: if we’re busy trying to look busy, are we actually busy?
  17. Tell me about yourself in 30 seconds or less… and I’ll time you.
  18. If you could turn this place into paradise, what would it look like?
  19. How do you test your breath? Show me.
  20. Do you know how long a fly can hold out in the air-conditioning system?
  21. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done at work?
  22. How short can you sharpen a pencil?
  23. Is it possible to have a laugh in this place without getting into trouble?
  24. At the next meeting let’s count who coughs the most?
  25. Why don’t people sip hot coffee through a straw?
  26. Who can do their project first? Winner gets a free lunch!
  27. How many people can you talk to face-to-face in 3 minutes? Let’s test that.
  28. Who has the best phone manner here? Let’s get them to head the next meeting to talk about it… via teleconference.

Having a list of fun questions to ask coworkers (that’s co-workers, by the way, not cow workers) is one thing. Asking them is another. For the sake of your career, don’t do anything you’ll regret. Like so many delicious fantasies, they’re so much better thought than done. But now I’m corrupting you. Or are you ruining me? Actually, that’s another question. Hmm, I better go.


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