The Foiling: More Tales of Birthday Antics in the Workplace

I just discovered that the birthday prank I wrote about last week is actually somewhat of a tradition around here. In order to commemorate the last week of a fellow employee who was leaving, an email was recently circulated that reminisced about some of the more memorable moments during his three year tenure. Here is an excerpt from the email along with some of the picture that were included.

…as many have come to see first-hand recently, birthdays at SF can be challenging for the birthdayee. So some people who would like to remain anonymous decided to hit him two-fold… first they took each item in his cube and “foiled” it. I will point out some of the highlights… like the foil tissue paper… or the foiled poster of Lt. Deanna Troi in her bathing suit on the beach of one of the Moons in the Beta Portalan System… or each book and coin being foiled. Then after that was done… someone else took a bunch of Dixie cups and filled them each with water… so full that the water was actually higher than the top of the glass*… such that he couldn’t even move any of the glasses without spilling some water….

* When water is higher than the top of the glass, it is a phenomenon known as Grif Full ™. There is currently a patent pending on this complicated process by Grif Sims, who I can only speculate is one of the evil geniuses behind these birthday shenanigans.

Needless to say, I was quite impressed by the prankster’s attention to detail. I especially like the foiled Kleenex.

NOTE TO SELF: Take a couple of weeks of vacation around my birthday next year…

4 Comments

  1. Dewayne Christensen October 16, 2007 3:16 am 

    >Take a couple of weeks…

    Ooh yeah, that should be plenty of time to completely sheetrock in your cube!

  2. Gregor Suttie October 16, 2007 7:09 am 

    Wouldnt that just foil the fun ;o)

  3. Russell Ball October 16, 2007 12:43 pm 

    @Dewayne – Good point. On the other hand, I’m afraid that if the victim had been there doing the foiling, then the picture would have included a person shaped silver object.

    @Gregor – Nice play on words. I laughed so hard I almost foiled my pants.

  4. Russell Ball October 16, 2007 4:47 pm 

    @Dewayne – Good point. On the other hand, I’m afraid that if the victim had been there during the foiling, then the picture would have included a person-shaped foil-covered object.

    @Gregor – Nice play on words. I laughed so hard I almost foiled my pants.

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