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Ben Whitehouse
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Work is So Strange by Ben Whitehouse

January 16th, 2008 9:46 AM / Location: 52.449122,-1.927427

INSTRUCTIONS: Describe in some detail the strangest thing that happened to you at work in the past week. If you don't work, describe the strangest thing that happened to you during a leisure activity.

Last week I was in a slightly important meeting at work. One of the people I work with signed through a window in the door that a package I was waiting for had arrived.

I excused myself from the meeting saying that "there was a minor crisis" that needed my attention.

I ran through the corridors of work looking slightly flushed shouting for people to move out of the way.

I was running to help inflate the word vote that we'd spent £3000 on.

It's beautiful and far more entertaining than any one meeting.

- smaller



Inflateable Vote

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posted by Tøm on January 16th, 2008 11:00 AM

Woah, awesome!

Welcome to the game!

posted by GYØ Ben on January 16th, 2008 2:26 PM

It says "VOTE". Try and stop me!

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posted by teucer on January 16th, 2008 2:30 PM

...and who am I to disobey?

Location, location.
posted by niallsb: Forevolution on January 16th, 2008 5:40 PM

I hope you will pull these out often.
My only concern, where will you put them?

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posted by Lank on January 16th, 2008 8:45 PM

You can also make it spell "VETO"

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posted by GYØ Ben on January 17th, 2008 8:08 AM

Or "TOVE". Can't forget those slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe.

Ah... That's how I'm gaining points..
posted by Ben Whitehouse on January 17th, 2008 9:09 AM

A wee subliminal message.

They're brand spanking new, but we're going to use them often.

I'm using them on Monday for a "Change the world" fair.

We made it spell both veto and tove.

We're thinking of buying another E. (Like wheel of fortune) And making "E-vote". To encourage online voting.

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posted by adam. on January 18th, 2008 6:46 AM

welcome to the game!

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posted by Lincøln on January 18th, 2008 8:04 AM

It's hard not to vote when confronted with such enormous persuasion.

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posted by Lizard Boy on January 23rd, 2008 1:03 PM

I have to ask, when you say "signed" do you mean gestures or the language?

posted by Ben Whitehouse on January 24th, 2008 1:15 AM

As in sign language.

He's not very good at it so what he signed was essentially like a telegram.

"Ben". (He finger spelt my name)

"Help me" (His primary hand was held as a fist vertically on open palm of secondary hand. Both hands then raise and motion toward himselfself)

"vote" (which he fingerspelt)

I was expecting the message so knew what he was on about.

Sometimes we're a little underhand and use sign language around people so we can communicate a plea for help or for someone to rescue us.