So, I’m usually a Monday and Wednesday morning blogger. This morning, there was a significant lack of new stuff. But not without a very good reason. See, for the last few days, when I usually write? I’ve been doing this.

The boss of our entire company very conveniently went on holiday for the week of his fiftieth birthday – and birthdays are a big deal around here. I’ve seen offices toilet papered, supplies and phones tacked down to desks, chairs and tables kidnapped only to be replaced with furniture made entirely of cardboard boxes... But the Big 5-0 called for something a little more extreme.

Behold! My boss’s executive, newly space-age office! Every office supply and single Post-It note wrapped… shiny, metallic chairs, tables, bookcases and wall hangings, complete with glittering aluminium welcome mat. Because nothing says “Happy Birthday” quite like 400 feet of tin foil. Good job he’s such a good sport. 🙂

And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t give you all a quick tour?


  1. That is awesome! I can’t believe you did all of that!!!! I am just imagining what he would do after he’s ready to get to work and everything is covered in foil! Great prank!

  2. That’s hilarious! My Manager was 68 this week and she refused to make a big deal about it lol. Every time someone wished her happy birthday she went all shy which is not like her at all! So the manager above her told everyone on a conference call that it was her birthday lol. So that was people here in Bedford, People at the top of NY state, and then people in Japan. It was really funny!

  3. So I’ve finally broken through the firewall–ecstatic that I can finally catch up on blogs that I’ve missed for the three weeks since I’ve come to China— and what do I find?? A You Tube video that I can’t view !! Alas, these firewalls are tricky (YouTube is blocked in China!)

    anyhoo, I’m back miss Emily!!! I hope to be reading your wonderful blogs again.

  4. Ah, you’re nice allowing your boss back into his office. Last time my dept pulled a prank on our boss, he couldn’t even get into it because there was so much packing foam pressing against the door.

  5. too funny em. did you do it by yourself??? i wish my boss was as good of a sport as yours! (tell me you have pics of the ‘box office furniture’ lol)

  6. I am so glad nothing like this happened to me on my 30th.

    Instead I came into a picture of four year old me on the door of our department (stupid facebook), a massive balloon and lots of confetti crap on my desk. Which was easily fixed. 🙂

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