Monday, February 23, 2009

My Proposition

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Good Evening!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful day! I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a couple of days but its a lot harder to post on the weekends because I usually have things I'm doing and by the time I get around to it I am way to tired to make sense. But I am wide awake right now and have an idea I would like to share with everyone.

Does anyone remember recess? Who the hell doesn't right? I know that when I was growing up, I had recess all the way up till 6th grade. After I hit middle school it ended and then life started to get more and more serious as the days and years went on.
What the Hell Happened to Recess?
Why did everyone decide that recess had to go away? What, playtime isn't adult and we have to be more mature and get tons of responsibilities and never get to have any fun? Seriously!
I propose that we are allowed to have 45 minutes of recess a day.
Now I know what you nay-sayers are thinking.. " But Laughing! ( I pretend you all call me that in my head) if we all go off and play we will never get any work done!"

oh ho ho ho you silly people.

I suggest that we have a 45 minute lunch, immediately followed with a 45 minute recess, like the good old days. Think about it, most office workers and all have an hour to take for lunch. If we just take away fifteen minutes and bring in a 45 minute play period it is only an extra 30 minutes out of our day! A mere 30 minutes out of your day which would be spent looking up LOLCATS, and Daily Cartoons anyways! ( Don't lie, we all do it!) It would be nothing out of the workday compared to the benefits.
  • Healthier employees
  • More energy in the afternoon
  • Team building
  • Relationship building
  • Increase in productivity!
  • Decrease depression

When you think about the alternatives of not having a recess,
  • Stay indoors with bright green lighting making everyone around you look sick.
  • Never moving out of your chair unless you have to go find something, and when you do that you get yelled at for not doing your job.
  • Constantly screwing up your eyesight by staring at a computer all day long.
  • Eating junk food at your desk and gradually needing bigger pants
  • Never getting to see the sun
You see? It sells itself! You don't have to go outside and play if you don't want to either! You can take a nap, you can go read, you can even stay inside and work if you decide to, but the whole purpose is that, the time is available if you choose to use it.

Think how much better your day will go if you have had a rough morning and you want to blow off some steam by playing basketball, or destroying the Tech guys in a game of Kickball! Going off and being able to ride your bike around the parking lot! Playing on the playground! Going down a slide! Or just go for a run if you like! Take a nap and recharge your batteries by laying under a shady tree nearby, reading in the shade, or sitting quietly by yourself. And for those of you Collars you are too good to enjoy life, you can stay inside of the office and take that extra 45 minutes and finish your work. All I am saying is that we need to bring back recess.

Also I believe that Alcohol should be available to everyone in the office after 3 pm or 5pm. But that is a completely different post!

If you had 45 minutes of recess at work, and school, how would you spend your time!



  1. amy says:

    I would rather have nap time then recess! :)

    February 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM

  2. Anonymous

    I would like to think I would go for a bike ride, or read. But just being able to do something without thinking about work, or anything else would be awesome.

    February 26, 2009 at 10:08 AM

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