Office Games: Batmanning

I came into work one day and found his signal, but the Batman was nowhere to be found.

It's been awhile since we've given you an office game to liven up your workday. This one is fairly straightforward, but it's fundamental to involve only the coworkers you like. Otherwise, people will just think you're a jerk and/or you'll get fired.

Batman is mysterious. He lurks. You never know when he'll pop or when he'll vanish. It can be fairly annoying to those who know him (and therefore to your coworkers as well). From this moment hence, you shall be the Bat!

So far, there are two versions of the game...

Ditch the Commish

You know the drill on this one. Commissioner Gordon is chattin' it up with Batman; for some reason he always turns away. Then, he wants to ask Batman a question and POOF, dude is gone and Gordon is all alone like a chump on an empty rooftop.

So, the next time somebody wants to tell you all about this or that at work, come in and hover close to the door. Wait for your opportunity and, as soon as they're not looking, POOF...  slip out of there like a ninja. Who knows, maybe even try it in a meeting. Can you imagine the points for Batman-ing an entire room of people?

Bat Signal

If you're like me, you need friends to get through a day at the office with a semi-positive attitude. That's why it's a big deal if one of them takes a day off. And if you didn't know they were going to take the day off before you showed up, then things can get ugly for morale. Let's just say my friend (we'll call him uhhh... Michael Startzman), let's say "Michael Startzman" just loves to take take days off without warning.

I'm not sure if he did it on purpose initially, but it soon became one of his favorite pastimes. I came into work unsuspectingly one morning to find the post-it note pictured above on my monitor and Startzman out for the day. Not cool, Batman. But... it did make me chuckle.

So, I fully encourage you to entertain yourselves by channeling your inner Batman. Yes, technically the game is just about being a jerk to your coworkers, but the key is doing it with style. Feel free to grow and innovate. Get creative and take the game to new heights! (But, then be sure to share the results with us.)

Whatever you do, just don't do this...