It's been slow at work lately. I hate when it's slow. I'd much rather have work to do than have to go looking for things to do. A few months ago I undertook a big overhaul of the filing system to streamline things for everyone but I'm done with that and now the thumb twiddling happens when we aren't busy. With out crew it can be a little dangerous to leave us idle for too long. We are a creative bunch and at least two of us are in touch with out inner 12 year old boys. That can spell trouble.
Today in between waiting for the beep and taking care of the few patients we had I generated several boredom alleviating activities....or at least signs that the schedule is too slow.
- Painting an entire wall with a white-out and highlighter mural
- Emulating PeeWee Herman with the scotch-tape (you only need to watch from 2:35-3:09 in the video)
- Alphabetize the bills in the cash drawer by serial number
- Create a full line of paper clip jewelry
- Do this with sticky notes
- Make wigs out of the paper shredder remnants
- Using the desk phone as a bola
- Recreating the pointilist works of Georges Seurat with the holes from the paper punch
Then I thought of staging Chiropractic Office Olympics and all the events
- The phone book shred (I am the current defending champ here)
- Chair races
- The monitor toss
- The enhanced high jump (enhanced by attaching electrodes for the electro-muscle stim machine to the competitor and giving them a high voltage jolt)
- File stacking followed by hurdling the stacks
- Patient launch (using the hydraulic adjusting table as a catapult)
- 100 meter spider stomp (we are in the woods and seem to be regularly invaded by arachnids)
Of course, on a slow day, there's also the benefit of having time to generate a blog post idea or two....now if I could just work on computer access at home in order to execute the ideas...
Feel free to add some of your own ideas to either list.