Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy Faces, Angry Birds

Why yes, yes these are three of my co-workers sitting at work. And yes, those are iPhones sitting in their hands. No, no. There is no massive world crisis going on that they're getting constant updates from, and no family emergencies to handle via text.

Yes. Yes, they are playing Angry Birds.

Yup. All three of them. At work. Playing Angry Birds.

Can you tell Manager Man is at the NAM Convention in California and the work ethic has suffered something of a decline in the last week? Look at their faces. They are so happily engrossed in their silly little Angry Birds that they failed to notice that I was even taking a picture. Look at their happy faces. Just look at them.

Don't you wish you could work here for a day?


  1. Oh well. When the cat's away the mice will play, right? :)

    What exactly is involved with playing that "Angry Birds" game anyway? I've heard of it, and have no idea what it's about. Clue me in?

  2. Angry Birds is a game where you launch different kinds of birds with a slingshot kind of catapult at different angels. The object of the game is to shoot the birds at the piggies and the buildings that protect the piggies. If you fail to destroy all of the piggies on a level and you run out of birds, the piggies laugh at you mercilessly. It is humiliating.

  3. Oh, the birds are different kinds of bombs. They blow up the piggies. Which is why the piggies laugh when you fail to destroy them.

  4. I'd love to work in a music store for a day. Of course I'd want to unplug the amps when kids came in and started impromptu noise concerts.
    If I took a picture of my work, it would show everyone on the internet instead of in the design software.

  5. There's no need to unplug the amps here. All of the amps are in sound proof rooms and we kindly remind anyone going into to shut the doors behind them because we don't like hearing "Stairway to Heaven" blasted at ten with the doors open every day.

    And if they didn't want you playing on the internet they wouldn't give you access to it in the first place.

  6. haha. My cousin owns/operates a music store that has lessons...and I visit often because it's just such a fun place to hang out. Granted it's on Ohio and I live in PA...but still...fun times.

    Sadly I am a loser and have no iphone so I don't get to play angry birds all day...I have actually never tried it...but I'm sure I could swiftly become addicted. :-)

  7. Bryan: I wish teenage boys would learn some other song to play on their guitars aside from "Smoke on the Water" "Stairway to Heaven" and "Sweet Child O' Mine." Great balls of fire, there's an entire revolution of rock n' roll and they pick the SAME SONGS OVER AND OVER.

    Jewels: Music stores are fun to hang out. I myself like to pick up the instruments and play them. (Though my guitar skills are pathetic.) We are cool with people coming in to try stuff out and look around. We despise obnoxious teenagers who like to play "Stairway" on ten with the door open. It's cool that they have lessons at your cousin's store. We don't do that. We send them to the music school next door.

    And I, too, do not own an iPhone, though I have tried Angry Birds. You're not missing much. It's really infuriating when the pigs mock you.


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