Good morning ... and one last post for today!
Halloween is over, but NOT forgotten. And this year, it was especially fun! I love Halloween!
Halloween brought a new office game this year. Your office may enjoy this -- next year. Just remember to start it early, so it can spread through any LARGE company.
I came into work one morning, and on my desk, I found 2 sheets of paper, and a little Halloween bag of candy.
I blinked and looked around. No one else had one on their desk. I was perplexed.
Two co-workers sat at their desks and watched me, amused. "Some guy dropped it off!" one said.
And then I took a closer look. I looked at the sheet with the ghost (I re-did this ghost for this blogspot), and then read the second sheet with the poem. I smiled, and felt a little giddy inside. "How wonderful!" I exclaimed.
I peered into my bag of goodies. There were about 8 pieces of candy. Some were minature chocolate bars, others were things like little packages of smarties. I shared my candy with those who wanted certain sweets, and it was wonderful.
On the sheet with the poem were instructions.
"You have been selected to participate in a fun little office game of tag! The Phantom Ghost has chosen to visit you to bring you a Halloween treat. Place the Phantom Ghost somewhere on your desk so that everyone can see you have already been visited!
Now ... you need to make 2 copies of this note, and two copies of the Phantom Ghost. Make 2 goodie bags to go with them. Tomorrow, without anyone knowing, "ghost" 2 more people in the office.
Don't break the chain!!! The goal is to have everyone "visited" by the end of October.
On my way home that night, I stopped. I was able to get 3 bags, and I bought all my Halloween candy at that time. I filled the 3 little baggies with their sweets.
The next morning, I printed out copies of the phantom ghost, the poem, and the instructions. I hid everything in a sack and began walking around in other departments. It was just after 6 a.m., so there weren't many people in the office. But I could've hit others while they were on break. It only takes a second.
I tried to place the bags/sheets on desks in areas where no one was visible yet. The first one: a total success.
The second: I thought it was empty, only to turn around and see a woman smiling from her cube behind me. I put a finger to my lips, and said, "Shhhh! Don't tell."
She smiled and nodded.
The last desk, after I had laid my items on the desk, a head popped up over the last wall. I saw the interest in his eyes, and quietly said, "Please don't tell them I was here. It's a surprise."
He smiled and looked with great interest at what I was doing. His smiled widened, and he replied, "Of course not!"
When I was done, I wished I had more goody bags and sheets to hand out. I don't remember the last time I had so much fun playing. The "spirit of giving/sharing" was with me the rest of the day. Of course, after a person is hit in one department, it is NOT quite the surprise it is with the first one that is hit; but the new person hit is extremely pleased to finally be a receiver. I hope they enjoyed the part of the giver ... as much as I did.
I know Halloween is past this year. But what a wonderful game to put into another holiday ... or start again next year.
It really made my day!
See you soon.