Monday, September 25, 2006

Bullshit Bingo!

How to Stay Awake in Boring Classes

Do you keep falling asleep in class? What about those long and boring seminars and labs?

1. Before (or during) the next class prepare yourself by drawing a square. 5" x 5" is a good size. Divide the card into columns-five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block: Synergy, environment, strategic fit, core competencies, best practice, bottom line, I won't go into detail, the truth is, 24/7, alternatively, benchmark, climate-change, maximize, value-added, proactive, win-win, think outside the box, fast track, result-driven, based on the data, at the end of the day, touch base, in fact, client focus, paradigm, game plan, leverage.
3. Now check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally stand up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Real Testimonials from satisfied players:
"I had been in the class for only five minutes when I won."
"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
"Class will never be the same for me after my first win."
"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."
"The professor was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in an hour. The Bullshit Bingo Championship will be played at the next class."

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