6:15 Worst Team Building Exercises EVER!!!!!
This past weekend the theater group that I'm with went tubing. It's one of the few things we do during the year to build camaraderie. Anyway, thank goodness we don't do any of those awful “officey team building exercises”. You know In grade school, at summer camp, as a new college student or even in a corporate workplace, you’ve probably been forced to play some sort of ice-breaker game. Maybe you had to find out five facts about the person sitting next to you, or you had to get into a group and work on a puzzle. Teachers, managers and other group leaders often look for activities to make people in the room mingle and bond with each other. The activities can be annoying, but the goal is admirable. After all, making friends with the people around you can make your school days or workdays much easier.)
Here are some of the worst:
The best of them all: http://money.howstuffworks.com/business-communications/worst-ice-breaker.htm#page=0
6:45 So if you're trying to “trap” a bug walking across your piece of paper, all you have to do is draw a line around it. Watch this:
7:15 Yesterday we talked about weird food rules you have for yourself... today it's about laws that affect food where you live or work, or visit. Weird but true food laws:
In Gainesville, Georgia, it is actually illegal to eat fried chicken with anything other than your fingers – and someone was arrested for it! In 2009, Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper arrested Louisiana resident Ginny Dietrick on her 91st birthday for eating fried chicken with a fork – as part of a prank played upon her by a friend. The mayor and president-emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation were on hand to dismiss the charges.
In Beech Grove, Indiana, it is illegal to eat watermelons in parks. A parks board member explains that the ordinance was erected after watermelon rinds were found to puncture garbage bags and cause messes.
In Wisconsin, it is illegal to serve margarine to inmates, patients and students. Chapter seven of the Wisconsin Legislative Documents prohibits serving the butter alternative for non-medical purposes.
In Broward County, Florida, hot dog stand vendors may not wear inappropriate attire that shows parts of the "cleavage or buttocks", such as thong bikinis or G-strings, or else be deemed "a hazard or impediment to traffic". We're wondering what's going down in the Sunshine State that makes this rule necessary...
In Tennessee, it is illegal to catch fish with a lasso. This strange law started as a wacky city ordinance, but the language in the books has cleaned up over the years and now makes no mention of a lasso – although, lassos are still technically a prohibited device.
Lefors, Texas, it was illegal to drink more than three sips of beer while standing. This strange law was on the books within the last century, but has since disappeared. An old-timer confirms that the law was created so that people would go inside and sit down to drink rather than stand outside and offend the eyes of "teetotalers."
8:15 So we always play the song Rude by the group Magic. It's about a guy that wants to propose to his girlfriend and he's asking the girl's father for permission to marry. Here's a funny response “from the Dad” version. Cute...except for the dad threatening to kill the guy. In my humble opinion. :) --Rona
This is their song:
Here is the dad's response. Ha.