Taking the Pys

This page is dedicated to the lighter side of IO Psychology. Please forward any contributions for the stress relief of all!


Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What a bout those long and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that. From now on your meetings will never be the same ........
Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square -- I find that 5"x5" is a goodsize. Divide the card into columns -- five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.

Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
strategic fit
core competencies
best practice
bottom line
take that off-line
out of the loop
think outside the box
fast track
empower (or empowerment)
knowledge base
at the end of the day
touch base
client focus(ed)
game plan

Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally,stand up and shout "B-LL$HIT!"Testimonials from satisfied "B-ll$hit Bingo" players:"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."
--Jack W., Boston

* "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically."
--David D., Florida* "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."* "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box."* "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULL$HIT!' for the third time in two hours."