or i might just take up smoking

One of the secretaries added up all the time the receptionist spends on cigarette breaks per day, and it comes to nearly 40 minutes. Yes, there is a secretary sitting down there timing the receptionist's cigarette breaks. That's how bitter you get when you sit in a cubicle suing people all day. Apparently these cigarette breaks last an average of just over seven minutes. Nobody else at this office smokes, but in the interest of fairness we are thinking that every hour or so we will all go mill around outside doing nothing for seven and a half minutes. Fairness, people.


Blogger Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Or you could blog for 7.5 minutes every hour and then people wouldn't nag you to blog anymore...

6/05/2006 4:20 PM  
Anonymous suthsc said...

I think you should have seven minutes of "talk like a pirate" breaks where you go mill around the receptionist.

If you do it in shifts, you'll be the only law office that always has a pirate in the lobby. How cool would that be? :)

6/05/2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger Bobster said...

On the thursday night ride sponsored by STORM storm-web.org there's this guy 6'4" and maybe 300 pounds we stop at one of the water stops and he lights up. Blah, blah, blah I can't stop. Yadda, yadda, doesn't affect me. I get extra satisfaction from smoking him on the way back to the barn. He doesn't come out every week. But he does charity rides like the bike to the beach 150. I don't get it why kill yourself while trying to improve yourself?

6/06/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn Kielty said...

Hi Annie -- 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 minutes to smoke -- 25 years to quit. The thing I miss the most -- is the 40 or so minutes a day I spent doing nothing.

Bobster -- I don't know -- I missed a few years of my life by smoking ... there's a guy I work with that seriously runs -- and smokes. I don't know how he does it.

I am running now -- I am thinking of smoking him so I can encourage him to quit.

6/06/2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger Shawn Kielty said...

Just for giggles -- most of us eight hour a day types actually only work about six.

Smoking for 40 minutes isn't too bad. That's only 6 a day.

6/06/2006 12:16 AM  
Blogger Gilby said...

A high fiber diet should get you away from your desk for a few 7.5 minute breaks throughout the day.

6/06/2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

We have several radio stations in my office building, and the DJs are the fastest smokers I've ever seen. One of the morning-show women walks downstairs for a smoke nearly every morning when I'm walking in with my bike. She steps outside, lights one up, sucks on it like she's pulling a golfball through a garden hose, and hurries back up to the studio to continue the drive-time banter with her partner.

She's back in the door before I can finish throwing a cable around my bike and grabbing my stuff to walk upstairs. It's sad and hilarious, all at the same time.

6/06/2006 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the "talk like a pirate" break idea.

Actually, now that I think about it, I support any "talk like a [blank]" break idea. Maybe you could try it with the Queen's English or Surfer-speak (wave surfer, not web surfer).

6/06/2006 12:54 PM  
Blogger Eclectchick said...

Ahhh, fellow Talk Like a Pirate Day folks!! I hope The Day doesn't fall on a weekend this year. That's no fun at all.

Oh, and ew - smoking.

6/07/2006 11:14 AM  
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6/09/2006 1:04 AM  

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