A true story

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I usually get into the office around 8.30am. I use the first 30 minutes of the day to check email, have a coffee, and plan my day. I usually hit a couple of websites as well.

For a long time one of those websites was metafilter but I find it a bit hit or miss these days so I’ve replaced it with DIGG (still hit or miss but easier to read) and Lifehacker. It was a visit to the latter that sparked this story.

Lifehacker covers a lot of topics, from productivity tips to useful software, useful websites and, as it did this morning, some silly/fun stuff, namely it linked to an article on how to play the spoons.

My initial thought as I skim read the post was… umm.. ok.. and on I scrolled to see what else had been posted. Pretty soon I’ve forgotten about the post and my working day begins (and I won’t bore you with talk of document management systems).

Now, around 9.30 I’m usually heading for a cup of coffee and that was no different this morning. A couple of co-workers were already in the kitchen, and we start chatting about… well, nothing in particular. Then one of them says:

“You know, I think I need to get a new hobby… I’ve always wanted to be able to play the spoons.”

Honest. You couldn’t make it up.

Freaked me right out that did.