Feeling anxious and nervous about scheduling repairs at such late notice, I quickly followed her down the hall so that she could show me exactly where the problem area was, kicking myself for not doing a walk-though on my own earlier in the day. What if I couldn’t get it fixed and the boss was furious?
“I’m so sorry about this,” she said, shaking her head as she pushed open the door. It was dark, but I could immediately tell that something wasn’t quite right. There were shadows lurking throughout the room. They looked like people…
The lights came on, and I couldn’t stop laughing as at least 20 of my coworkers – both guys and gals – looked on with cheers and smiles. A cake sat on the table, along with refreshments and appetizers. I was touched and truly shocked, especially since I am usually a tough person to surprise. But with all the craziness of my final wedding preparations, plus my colleague’s very believable story, at least in our workplace, everyone caught me completely off-guard!
The next hour was a complete blast, with everyone wishing me well and asking for all the up-to-the-minute scoop about our upcoming day. The one thing I regret? That we were all having too much fun to snap any pictures!
Did your colleagues throw you a work shower prior to the wedding, or do you expect them to? Have your colleagues ever surprised you by playing a great joke the way mine did?
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