The Poosday Drinks Project ©

January 24, 2006

Last night whilst sat in the pub with Soulmining we had a conversation about office politics when it came to making the tea.

Then I was bored at work this morning so I dreamt up The Poosday Drinks Project ©.

It’s like 24 with hot beverages.

Check out this link for up to date real time updates until 5.30pm.

This is what he has to say about it!

Disclaimer: This probably isn’t as funny as we think it is but I don’t care!

3 Comments

  • Reply running42k January 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    When does the movie of this come out?

  • Reply soulmining January 24, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    “Oh for f***’s sake!” says Darren, as I start laughing, again.

    This is funny. Very funny indeed.

  • Reply Mouldy January 24, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    I think you’ve gone mad and I work in the same room and the fairy (oh the irony of me saying that!)!
    You’re mad!

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    The Poosday Drinks Project

    January 24, 2005
    This is what happens when office workers have a random conversation over beers one evening and then are let loose on email the next day.

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    From: Dancinfairy
    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Because nothing can be as thrilling as knowing who got the drinks in and when in an office where you have never been I bring you The Poosday Drinks Project .

    10 am – Kelly makes a rare move and gets the first round of tea.

    11am – Mark steps up and gets the next round.

    More updates in real time as and when it happens!

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Oh Kelly, you made me laugh so loudly Bev turned round and wanted to know what was tickling me so much… she hates people chuckling to themselves, she always feels she’s missing out on something!

    I’m really excited about your Poosday Drinks Project. You can cut the tension in the air with a knife. I am literally on the edge of my seat.

    Okay, but in exchange I am going to trade my ‘hot drinks’ diary with you today as well! Oh yes!

    10am Bev makes drinks. I complain about the coffee granules floating on the top. Bev threatens to pour it in my lap. 4/10

    11am Dom makes drinks. Another rather weak wishy-washy coffee. 6/10

    To be continued…

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    From: Dancinfairy
    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    11.51am – The cup of tea has gone cold as the flippin phone will not stop ringing!

    Wow this is just like 24 but with hot beverages!

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Kelly: Wow this is just like 24 but with hot beverages!
    SM: (laughs loudly)
    Bev: You are back on form, SM.
    SM: (still laughing)
    Bev: I dread to think what you’re laughing at.
    Darren: It’s probably something to do with cats.
    Bev: No, that was yesterday.
    SM: (still laughing)
    Debbie: You’re going to have to share.
    Dom: It’s probably not funny at all.
    SM: (now crying with laughter)

    I’m going to make the next drink.

    (makes 24 ‘timer’ noises)******************************************************************

    From: Dancinfairy
    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    See I was going to finish it with beep, beep, beep, beep but I didn’t know if you would think that I am insane.

    Oh you know I’m insane already!

    Have you explained it or are you keeping them guessing all day?

    12.11pm Kelly wishes that last cup of tea had not gone cold and grumbles because she is the only one covering the phones and can’t go and make another.

    Beep, beep, beep, beep.

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Yes, I think you are insane – but in a good way.

    No, I’m letting them wonder… it’s probably not that funny other than to you and me!

    12:20 I make drinks because I want to have some toast. “Do you want drinks with bits or without?” I ask… Bev glares at me.

    Drinks made:

    Cotton: Tea, milk, one sugar
    Bennett: Nothing
    Debbie: Coffee, milk, spoon left in mug
    Bev: Coffee (Nescafe not Kenco), milk
    Dom: Black coffee
    Darren: Tea, milk, one sugar
    Me: Coffee, milk, two sugars (8/10)

    Beep, beep, beep, beep.

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    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    “The following takes place between the hours of 2pm and 2.17pm.”

    2.00pm Kelly returns from walk into town with The Crush. Suspicious number of cups on colleagues desks.

    2.05pm After careful investigation and some over the top interrogation tactics (not unlike those of Mr Jack Bauer) Kelly acertains that a drink was made between the hours of 1pm and 2pm.

    2.15pm Kelly comes to the shock realisation that this actually means it is her turn to get the drinks in again.

    2.17pm Kelly hides, sulks and drinks water.

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    “The following takes place between the hours of 2pm and 3pm.”

    2:30pm – I’m starting to get thirsty again. No-one is volunteering to make the next round.

    2:45pm – Realising that it must be her turn to make the drinks, Debbie finally offers to make a round. Bev throws a curveball by asking for a lemon & ginger tea.

    2:55pm – Still no drinks. Debbie asks Dom if he wants Kenco or Nescafe. Doesn’t ask me… how does she know which brand I prefer?

    Will I get Kenco or Nescafe? Will it arrive before the next episode??

    2:58pm – Debbie is still asking Bev how to make a lemon & ginger tea. Milk? Leave the tea-bag in?

    2:59:35..36..37pm – Coffee arrives in the nick of time… I have yet to taste it though!

    Meanwhile…

    It’s your turn again… already? Hang on, that’s only three drinks I’ve counted so far… aren’t there at least 4 of you in this drinks rota scheme? Someone isn’t pulling their weight!

    I’d get CTU to put a trace on him / her if I were you (or Jack).

    Beep.. beep.. beep.. beep.

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    From: Dancinfairy
    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    The story so far….

    When we last saw our Heroine she was hiding under a desk trying not to be seen and talked into getting the drinks.

    The following takes place between 3pm – 4pm

    3.00 pm – Kelly swears a lot that Paul (the 4th tea maker) is on holiday this week.

    3.01 pm – Kelly collects mugs and big handful of jelly beans and heads towards the kitchen

    3.15pm – Kelly returns after milking the tea making it is worth by having a 10 minute gossip in the kitchen.

    3.51pm – Kelly realises that the combination of jelly beans and caffeine have had an odd effect as she is just sat down giggling manically at 95% of what anyone says.

    3.59pm – Kelly goes outside to try and balance sugar addiction and nicotine addiction.

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    In the previous hour…

    It was Kenco! It was a good effort from Debbie, 7/10.

    The only problem with so many drinks during the day is that it makes you go to the loo all afternoon. And you never see anyone go to the loo in 24.

    The following takes place between 4pm – 5pm…

    4:10pm – I return from my excursion to Fopp Music. There have been no sneaky hot drinks in my absence. My colleagues are still completely unaware of my covert surveillance operation.

    4:15pm – I need to go to the loo again.

    4:45pm – Darren takes note of my unsubtle hint and realizes that it’s his turn to make the drinks. He asks me to put the kettle on.

    4:50pm – I confirm to Agent Smith that I am safe and well but am still working deep undercover, hence the radio silence.

    4:55pm – Dom and I both request cups of tea. “F***ing hell!” replies Darren. Earl Grey, please. “Earl Gay?” comes the all too predictable response.

    4:59pm – Where’s my cup of tea got to?

    Beep.. beep.. beep.. beep!

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    From: Dancinfairy
    To: Soulmining
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Cups of tea consumed = 3

    Drinks made = 6 (2 for me)

    Number of drinks made for me = 1

    Amount of times Kelly got the drinks = 2

    Amount of times Mark got the drinks = 1

    Amount of times Liz got the drinks = 1 *This was a sneaky move between the hours of 1pm and 2pm when I was off saving the world in my lunch hour.

    I think my plan of getting the first round in back fired on me today. Now I have a pile of 30+ orders to get through and I am the only person left here so no drinks for Kelly.

    Still it’s been a lot of fun!!!

    Disclaimer: No small animals / children / kettles / mugs / cows were harmed in the making of this Drinks Project. Any resemblance to fictional characters are purely coincidental. Caffeine is a drug and should be consumed in a sensible manner. Did you hear that the penguins that had their baby stolen have got a new egg? Ahh!

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    From: Soulmining
    To: Dancinfairy
    Subject: The Poosday Drinks Project

    Before our series gets axed…

    My cup of tea arrived at 5:03 pm. Not bad, 7/10.

    So, to the stats…

    Cups of coffee consumed = 4 (all Kenco)

    Cups of tea consumed = 1

    Drinks made = 5

    Drinks made by me = 1

    Drinks made by Bev / Dom / Debbie / Darren = 1 each

    Cotton and Bennett rarely make drinks, so it was a pretty fair result overall.

    What a great idea Kelly, I haven’t laughed so much in ages! I feel completely drained… well, apart from my bladder.

    5 Comments

  • Reply Doug January 24, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    When does someone get shot (or rather burned)!

  • Reply Jonathan January 24, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    Great stuff! I can feel the tension all the way across the ocean…what drink will be next? I must know, I must know…

  • Reply soulmining January 24, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Hey, just wait until the next series when we attempt to buy a round of drinks in the pub!

  • Reply monkey typist January 24, 2006 at 9:18 pm

    can i have a cup of tea pleasethankyou? this has kind of made me work in an office, where people sit down

    tea and not being vertical…wow

  • Reply Adz January 25, 2006 at 10:17 am

    I want my office life to be like 24!

    humph

    oh well, I’m 5 episodes into Season 5 and it is still great!

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