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10 Alternate Uses for the Office Dustbin

In creativity, disaster area, dust bin, latent talents, paper balls, work stress on September 22, 2011 at 01:12

Creativity is a word that is abused a lot. It is ‘boosted’, ‘enhanced’ and ‘encouraged’ but never given its due. We may be stuck in the wrong job but the mind finds its fodder in the unlikeliest of places.

As a testament to the latent talent of bored employees everywhere, we present:

10 alternate uses for the Office Dustbin-                      

  1. As a prop-up for an injured foot in a cast
  2. As a boost to survey neighboring cubicles
  3. A make-shift hoop for Basketball
  4. A make-shift wicket for cricket during breaks
  5. As an overflowing display for crushed paper balls…indicating you have been hard at work, even borrowing from your neighbor to add to the scene
  6. To cordon off a disaster area: ‘CUBICLE UNDER SERIOUS WORK STRESS’
  7. A prop for a vomiting act: ‘Look boss, this is how sick I am feeling! Can I go now?’
  8. Collect funds for a office party: ‘Drop your donations here, Joe is finally leaving!’
  9. A make-shift Halloween costume: ‘Look, I am Buckethead!’
  10. A blunt weapon in case of a cat fight (rare)   
  11. Under-cover ice bucket to keep your Bruskies cold

Ok, so that is 11. It is hard to contain your enthusiasm when it is not ‘work’. I am sure there are other latent talents out there. Tell us what you would do with your office dustbin.

– J.

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  9. Stack it under both the recycle box and compost bucket so people get frustrated, give up trying ot throw something away, and just do the right thing.

  10. I love your list. You have mastered the art of dustbinning and pretending to work … more power to you 🙂

    • dustbinning…that could really catch on as a term
      😀

      hip person 1: ‘Hey man, wazzaaa?’
      hip person 2: ‘Not much, just dustbinning, ma cribs a mess you kno?’
      hip person 1: ‘I hear you.’

  11. You could keep a pet in one–nothing needy, so I’d go with a troll doll or pet rock. It gets lonely in that cubicle in the wee hours and the cleaning crew could always use a good shaking up now and again.

    By the way, I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. This peer award should bring you a few more readers and much-deserved recognition for your brilliant observations, wit, and writing. Check out my blog later today to get the details because, should you accept the nomination, there are a few things you have to do (no free lunches).

    Great Work! Lorna

    • Hi Lorna the first thought that comes to mind is: ‘wow!’

      I can’t blame Pageant winners now for going with a standard expression on being nominated, this stuff is hard on the tongue!

      Troll dolls is a good idea. The last time I thought of troll dolls was when I was putting together an image for a feature on ‘wigs and toupees’ lol

  12. Reminds me of the computer game from the BBC website – where you throw crumpled paper into a wastebasket (and a table fan adds fun to the mix).

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