5 Golden Laws to kill time in Office..

Posted: February 20, 2010 in Life so far!

This is pretty much a perfect epitome of how boredom and randomness can reflect fancy colors beyond our imagination.

So we all passed our college(somehow), and did our MBAs and attended our convocations and bragged about our degrees (no fck@#%v idea where is it lying right now)and were ready to begin our new lives.. but deep down in our hearts, we all knew – our lives were absolutely  OVER  , we were as good as dead – we had offer letters in our hands to enter this world full of demons and vampires who look just like us but can’t be fooled – time to throw  the denims back in our closets and buy a wardrobe of  formal outfits so that we all look alike (demons and humans).

So guys, i tried jotting down 5 golden laws to kill  time in office when you are not working ( And come on,lets face it, we all know most of you are hardly working in office, so don’t make that pathetic duck face pretending to show you are shitloaded with work  and are over-exploited & underpaid cuz u know YOU ARE NOT , you $!%@)

So here we go :

1. The “Nap-py”  Law :

Hands down,this is our classic , legendary and the most well- established law, tried and tested a gazillion times, has success stories we all swear by. So go ahead, don’t be ashamed – taking a quick nap at work is NORMAL . You will gradually learn the art well , the napping time is directly proportional to the experience you hold in the same.In easy terms –  the more you try, the longer you can go without getting caught:) – and you are an acclaimed expert once you know how to do it with open eyes. Trust me, only few have reached there!

2. The ” You-Face-Or-Link-Twit &Ted ”  Law :

Its a self explanatory law and very widely known and executed these days. We all swear by it, start and end our days as well as nights with the law . This rule keeps us connected , keeps us alive , gives us an individuality these bloody demons could never give. What ? You still don’t get it ?

This should simplify : The “youtube-facebook-orkut-linkedin-twitter-tedtv” Law .

We all know what this virtual world means to us, specially when u are sitting idle in office and want to look extremely busy doing something very important.Jai ho social networking baba ki, well, if you  grow out of Facebook, Ted TV would give you ideas worth spreading.

The beauty of the law is it can be customized to individual’s social networking desires and one platform where all your professional frustration comes out in form of Status updates, Blogs et al .

3.  The  “Disappear”  Law :

This one’s the coolest. Busy people don’t stick  their asses to their chairs all day . The are active, they are here one place – and there the another second.  And when you just want to kill time and still look busy , disappearing is the best act at work !:)

So well, your office is on 10th floor ? Go take an elevator tour , press all the buttons of the floors while you are in it and wait till it reaches the ground and then the way up . It’s fun when you have nothing else to do.LOL. And ya, you have a bank next to your building- Just go and check your account status , the chai wala sitting outside wouldn’t also mind if you pay him a visit once in a while . Go back to office ,  work on Rule 2 and then back to ground.  Before you even know it, your day’s over !

Oh wait, this  law comes with a condition – make sure not everyone in your office is following the same law at same time, Cuz then the office looks empty and the chai wala will be making more money than you probably would:)

4. The ” TO-DO-LIST” Law :

This law is not only fun, but productive as well.  Since you are in office 5 days a week , 11 Hrs a day , you totally miss out on other non professional yet important stuff which seem a LOT to finish over a 2 day weekend ( just the moment when you wished you had one day extra).

So well when at work, and nothing to do.Work on your TO-DO list . From preparing your grocery list  to online search for movie tickets .From making the list of hill stations to go on the coming weekend to calling up & finding about the prices and best packages to avail, From catching up on your credit card and telephone bills to making your best songs collection playlist -Guys, This is the TIME. It makes you look busy , kills the boredom and you couldn’t be any more multi-tasking than this !!!

5.   The “Talk it OUT ” law :

Ok so you tried all the above and there’s still time left for the day to get over. Walk up to a colleague and start talking the non work related matters – Family, friends, vacations, movies.. anything. And if you want to sound more intense  —  start with a serious topic like racism , homosexuality , Shiv Sena or the Indian economy. And if you aren’t much updated on any : initiate a gossip – about a colleague, your boss or about the new hired one – would usually last for hours.

As someone rightly quotes:

“The man with the best job in the country is the vice-president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, “How is the president?””

As for the rest – the above mentioned laws are just apt:)


  1. Mahak says:

    HAHAHAHHA funny one……but what about those who are not lucky unlike you..who have got these sites BLOCKED…?????

  2. kanikasapra says:

    Good that you asked..
    I’m sure you have lots of old newspapers and magazines in office..try making as many shapes out of them as u can..Start with a boat :) everyone knows that !!
    Take tips online..u can make a frog , a turtle, even a rose!
    And too much of paper on ur workstation will at least initially make you look deep into studying something very imp!
    Give it a shot ..
    Or even if that doesn’t suit u, lengthen ur rule 5… u luv talking…its a perfecto for u :-D

  3. hehe really funny :) hopped over from mahak’s blog. This 4 column template makes it difficult to read, and does not do justice to your post, which should get maximum space out here on your blog.

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