Treatment Abuse, Behavior Modification, Thought Reform => Elan School => Elan history => Topic started by: Pete on April 01, 2005, 12:54:00 PM

Title: April Fool's Day
Post by: Pete on April 01, 2005, 12:54:00 PM
As many people who were in Elan with me can attest to, I have a big problem with organization.  I have improved on it, but never conquered it.  Needless to say, my desk at the PR company I work at in NYC is a mess.  Last night, I received a polite e-mail from a colleague asking me to clean it up  -- even though I'd already started.

So this morning I came in and the desk was spotless.  Empty too.  While relieved it was clean, I suspected the office cleaners (who had worked the previous night) had thrown away my stuff (including meeting notes, brochures) and other important things.  I also had two bags of chocolate candy (that I'd bought for the office) missing.  I turned to the colleague who sent me the e-mail and said, "This can't be the desk you e-mailed me about."   She shook her head.

So I was like, "Damn cleaners stole my stuff!"  I was mad.  A crowd of co-workers gathered around my desk.  I picked up the phone and started talking to my wife.  Suddenly, my colleague Charlotte said, "Hey, I found this Rolodex on my desk, is it yours?"  Then Michelle was like, "I found this pile of stuff on the boss's desk.  Then Takisha was like, "I found this on someone else's desk.  Does it belong to you?"  Slowly, over a period of several minutes, my stuff was returned -- including the candy.  I still thought the cleaners had moved it around.

Slowly, everybody popped out from their cubicles.  Someone hinted at April Fool's and my jaw dropped.  Then Michelle was like, "Love ya Pete."  It was awesome.  Then I started organizing my desk.  I can take a hint!
Title: April Fool's Day
Post by: Cynthia on April 01, 2005, 11:50:00 PM
That is pretty funny. It sounds like you have some co-workers that are fun.
  I have the same problem with keeping things tidy. I haven't seen the top of my desk in over a year.
Now that your desk is clean, make file folders for EVERYTHING! Even your candy. My friend came to my house and helped me organize, and that was what she did (made folders).
I love knowing where to put things instead of piles that get so high they fall over and multiply.
Not that I am cured, but if feels good to put things away, where they actually belong.
 Cindy :grin:
Title: April Fool's Day
Post by: aiiro on April 02, 2005, 08:46:00 AM
haha thats really funny, did anybody see on google yesterday a link to "google gulp" that was really funny (