My job has been really stressful lately. Yesterday, I was almost to the point of shutting my door and sobbing gently to myself. But I resisted and called my co-workers together and said it was time for the “Super Fantastic, 4:10 Express Dance Party”.
So I put on my I-Pod and what song did it land on? The Electric Slide. Remember the Electric Slide from High School? The song that brought all those people that absolutely had no rhythm, and really shouldn’t have been dancing in the first place, out on the dance floor for at least one dance that any person could look semi-cool doing.
So three of my co-workers congregated in the middle of our office (my other co-workers were too afraid to fly their freak flag that day. Don’t question it, just do it!) and did the dance of joy, or as others call it, the Electric Slide.
Then mid way through our dance my boss walked in. We were nervous …but we stayed to true to the dance and kept right on a slidin’.
He asked, “What are you guys doing?”
“Ah, yeah doy, we are doing the Electric Slide. What does it look like” I said
“I can see that but why?”
And without thinking I said, “’Cause it’s Electric! Boogie-woogie-woogie-woogi
He didn’t laugh…but deep down and I think he appreciated my candor because he joined us on the last verse.
Friends, never underestimate the power of random dance numbers at work. It brings people together and reduces stress in a way that is fun and cost effective. And really, that’s what it’s all about.
Which reminds me, next week we are going to do the Hockie-Pockie.
If you are in the greater Salt Lake area around 4:10 on Thursday, you just might want to stop on by. Boogie-woogie-woogie-woogi