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Office Decorations

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One of the long standing traditions here at Microsoft is decorating other employee’s offices.

Over the years, people have come up with some extraordinarily creative ways to trash others offices.  It’s truly awe inspiring how people use their imagination when they want to make mischief.

One of my all-time favorites was done to one of the Xenix developers for his birthday.

This particular developer had recently taken up golf.  So the members of his team came in one night, removed all the furniture from the office, and brought in sod to cover the office floor.

They then cut a hole in the sod for the golf cup, mounted a golf pole (stolen from a nearby golf course, I believe), and put all the office furniture back in the office, making him his own in-office putting green.

You could smell the sod from one side of the building to the other, it was that strong.

I don’t want to think of how they ended cleaning it up.


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