Friday, May 24, 2013

What I found at work today.

Mannequin Boss
Yesterday was my birthday.  I had the day off of work and had a yummy dinner out with my mom.  When I returned to work this morning it was clear that some of my co-workers had been rather mischievous in my absence.

The first thing I noticed as I was getting myself a cup of tea was a mannequin head sitting on top of the drinks fridge with a typed note attached.  I didn't get a picture of the note, but the general gist was that the head (which had been given glasses, a mustache and grayed hair) was meant to represent our boss.  It's purpose? To make sure we didn't miss him too much when he goes away on holidays next month.

While funny, the thing was a little bit creepy, especially with the giant "5" on its forehead.

When my workday started, I opened my drawer to find another mannequin head sitting there with two taped notes attached.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR" was stuck to it's cheek, while it's neck was wrapped in the following:

Hi Jannine I am UR
BOY FRIEND Finely U got me" [sic]

Funny how my new "boy friend" spells like my old apple (remember the notes from my fruit?) and looks like a punk girl with very bad hair...

After laughing and showing my co-workers the head, I put it in the staff room so it could freak other people out too.  That was my mistake!  All day various co-workers would grab the disembodied head and either place it somewhere so that I'd turn around and see it staring at me, or would hold it up, shoving it in my face as I turned around.  It felt like the damn thing was stalking me... so I decided that turnabout was fair play.  I put it in the bathroom and one of my coworkers had the misfortune of finding it there.  After screaming, then laughing, she put it in the stock room with a new note for the night manager to find - this might have had a stronger result had she not been the one to bring the things to work yesterday in the first place, but we managed to get a couple of people by sending them to get various items from that area.

 When I left work, my plastic stalker was still in the stock room waiting for unsuspecting employees to happen upon it while stocking up on lids, and the boss-like one was sitting atop the first aid kit outside the manager's office.  I can only imagine what I'll find tomorrow morning!