I pulled the best prank this morning. The new intern came in this morning for his second day of work; C came back from medical leave.
Last night I swiped their laptops and put them in the closet, which sits in between each of their seats, and replaced it with a packet on each of the desks. The first page was a letter (on letterhead) explaining that their hardware was confiscated to ensure confidentiality in the office- and that their carelessness of leaving laptops in plain view was unacceptable. The letter closed by asking them to each fill out the attached packet of forms to ‘ensure their hardware would be returned safely and swiftly.’
Attached in the packet was an array of forms found on the internet…a 2 page mental health evaluation, a Russian Visa application, DHL shipping form, and a dental health claim form. Titles on each of the forms were removed to immediate doubt about the validity of the forms.
Each of them filled out the mental health evaluation until they got a bit suspicious.
You can get breakfast at McDonalds until 12-noon. I have yet to confirm this, but breakfast past the 11am at McDonalds is slightly mind-blowing considering the hungover ‘mornings’ I recall from my early 20s and the difficulty to get an egg McMuffin in the US around 11am…
“Somebody threw a book at President Obama, and I thought ‘wait a minute.’ If you’re trying to scare a president by throwing a book at him, you’re one president too late.”—David Letterman (via justfeisty)
Did not find compression socks. Did find compression sleeve for my right knee, so that’s good enough. Should help on the long-haul flights if not post-long-run.
The things you put in shoes to stretch them out a bit? Yeah, they are nowhere to be found in Singapore. Not even plastic or wood forms to stick in your shoes for storage. I guess my flats will remain strangely smaller than there were when I originally bought them. I swear, they were bigger when I bought them!
Ran. I ran the big loop around the marina (Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Fullerton hotel) and home again. It was shorter than I thought, but a good reasonable distance.
Did not do laundry. Yet. I still have some hours left in 10.10.10 to get at least a load in.
Extra: gave the cat a noogie for jumping on the stove. I swear, he’s going to burn his feet one of these days. You know, one of these days when we decide to cook.
Look for knee-high compression socks (for travel and post-running) since they seem to be so popular and praised right now.
Look for those things you put in shoes to stretch them a bit. I have a pair of shoes that fit when I was in Minnesota earlier this year, but seemed to have shrunk once they touched Singaporean soil. WTF, shoes? WTF.
“Unscientific studies conclude that if you were to ask ten Koreans, “What is the one thing you cannot live without?”, at least seven of them would say kimchi. The legendary popularity of this highly addictive side-dish gives it near-religious status in South Korea.”—
“Sliced bread is a loaf of bread which has been pre-sliced and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped”.”—Wikipedia…love you.