May 18, 2007

Pushing sensitivity aside.

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared one of these stories with all of you, so I thought now is a good time to do so. Plus it’s a nice light story to help make Friday go by faster. It’s been over a year, but now for an installment of Pranks pulled on Minions.

My company is big into the healthy lifestyle movement. They try to get everyone to eat healthier, quit smoking, and just make “healthier” choices in general. Part of that is walking a mile a day. For the record, I do not participate in these activities. I do have a couple of employees that do. The big thing is the walking. When the weather is bad they walk inside the building making so many laps that would equal a mile. If it is nice outside, they walk around the parameter of the property through the parking lot.

Yesterday as I left the building to go to lunch I see two of my minions power walking through the lot… right toward my truck. They looked like they were concentrating really hard on making sure their arms were swinging properly and their pace was fast enough. With keys in my hand, my mischievous side took over. It pushed the sensitivity class reprogrammed part of my brain out of the way. Right as they got next to my truck, I “accidentally” hit the panic alarm. Anyone that has heard the horn on my truck knows this is not your typical little “meep meep” sound. It’s a “HOOOOOoooOOOOONK HOOOOOoooOOOOONK!” that can rattle the teeth.

Or in this case make the power walking minions jump a good foot into the air with their arms flailing like the ground had just opened up underneath them. I quickly turned it off. When I go to them they where breathing harder then the power walking would have made them and they looked a little pale. I apologized for hitting the alarm, “I meant to hit unlock.” They weren’t mad; in fact they found it humorous. They just wanted to let me know they needed to take a longer lunch so they could go home and change clothes.

I hadn’t done anything like that in over a year. Boy do I miss it.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at May 18, 2007 05:00 AM | TrackBack

See, it's things like this that just "prod" my admiration for you!!!

Good One!

Posted by: Tammi at May 18, 2007 08:21 AM

Evil. I like it.

Posted by: caltechgirl at May 18, 2007 10:29 AM

A classic.

You need to learn about Coop's "Random Acts of Violence."

Posted by: Petey at May 18, 2007 09:40 PM

baw haha ha ha

Posted by: vw bug at May 19, 2007 02:00 PM