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There's got to be more to your working day than loafing around the internet, says tfi049113. How do you fill those long, empty desperate hours?

(, Thu 8 Jan 2009, 12:18)
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Picking on overweight children.
As one of the only people at my last workplace who came in by car I used to do the works chip run. I always was happy to volunteer for this task as I got 'paid' in a free can of coke, at least thats what I let my coworkers assume why I did this.

The real reason for my eagerness to get chips for everyone was that there was a school nearby to work. To get from work/school to get to the chippy you had to go along a long straight stretch of road that was about a mile long. At lunchtimes there would be a long line of children, often in heavy backpacks dashing along this road trying to find the time to buy chips and get back before their lunch was over.

Leading the charge was always a group of overweight kids sweating in the summer sun waddling with all their might to get to the chippy. The highlight of my day was to turn my radio up all the way and wind wind my windows down. Casually waving at these child obesity statistics as I cruised on by.

That wasn't the best part though, I would time my speed along the road so I could pull up and get in the chip shop just before the first children arrived. Then as the first kids would burst through the door I would nonchalantly present my order for everyone at work, tying up the staff and keeping the kids impatiently waiting for up to 15 mins.

This would happen every day for weeks, until the start of the school summer holidays.
(, Fri 9 Jan 2009, 12:12, 5 replies)
Ah yes
It's the little things which make it all worth while.

Not exactly little in this case but you get my point.
(, Fri 9 Jan 2009, 12:35, closed)
You evil bastard!
You get a clicky from me.
(, Fri 9 Jan 2009, 12:43, closed)
Wot porkinator said ^
(, Fri 9 Jan 2009, 13:09, closed)
Cruelty to children - I'm in favour!
Have a click.
(, Fri 9 Jan 2009, 15:33, closed)
Brilliant - I salute you
(, Tue 13 Jan 2009, 13:49, closed)

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