Who says technically-inclined people don’t know how to have fun? They may go grocery shopping on Friday night (The lines are almost non-existent!), or spend their Christmas bonus building the ultimate gaming laptop. But even the techiest of tech people know that life isn’t all logic and leveling up (Slightly NSFW):
Seriously, who else is going to come to your house and set up dueling Playstations, each with its own giant flat-screen TV so you and your bestie can play Call of Duty side by side in comfort? It’s also a little-known fact that plenty of techies know how to bust a move when the situation calls for it.
Often, it starts early, usually during those awkward adolescent years. Ever wonder how the middle-aged drones in your company manage to find happiness even though they’re saddled with huge mortgages and can no longer eat spicy meatballs? It’s because when they were teenagers, video cameras weren’t around to capture and preserve moments like this:
Even when they get older and get a real job, people with nerdish tendencies often fail to receive the appreciation they so richly deserve, as The Big Bang Theory‘s Howard Wolowitz knows:
The skill of dancing without the inconvenience of actually getting up out of your chair is seriously underestimated as an art form. How could anyone remain unimpressed by the moves laid down by this pair of talented, geektastic lads?
When they are ready to learn dance moves that require the use of feet as well as hands, the brainier amongst us know that the safest place to practice is outdoors, where there’s plenty of room, and fewer things to knock over. They also know about the tractor beam effect that lab coats and laptop computers have on members of the opposite sex. Check this out: Is it dancing? A demonstration of Brownian motion? Or both?
Few among us, nerdy or not, are able to command the attention of everyone: male, female, rhythmically-gifted and not, all in under five minutes. Do you know how to “Tier 1 all day like a pro,” throw down on Starcraft all night, and still have time to look this sharp? Well, do ya, punk?
Even if you’re a systems administrator with responsibilities that would make the average non-techie cower in fear, don’t forget that life shouldn’t be all work and no fun. Outfit your IT department with help desk software like Samanage, and they won’t waste precious time on buggy, on-premise software and the recalcitrant servers that run it. You might even have time for an in-office roller chair race. Just be careful about letting the civilian population see you having fun. It could only serve to confuse them.