Bullsh#t Bingo for the workplace

Annoyed at having to suffer your co-workers uttering, day in and day out, over-used catch-phrases? Ready to jump over the meeting table or scream out loud the next time somebody says “We got to go after the low hanging fruit.”?

Unfortunately, our workplaces are littered with buzzwords and phrases. You just need to laugh at it all… and why not consider playing bullsh#t bingo? With a bingo card in hand, it is highly likely, you will actually begin to yearn to hear those annoying statements.

Here’s how you play. Take a blank bingo card and place one of your workplace catch-phrases in each of the squares. Then mark each block when you see or hear the choice words and phrases. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout “BULLSH#T!!!”.

Here is a link to print off blank cards.

(ed. – This also makes a great drinking game and for every block you mark off, take a sip, and finish your drink each time you get five blocks in a row.)

Here is an example of annoying workplace phrases that could be used on a card:

  • At the end of the day
  • Back to the drawing board
  • Hit the ground running
  • Get the ball rolling
  • Low-hanging fruit
  • Throw under the bus
  • Think outside the box
  • Let’s touch base
  • Get my manager’s blessing
  • It’s on my radar
  • Ping me
  • I don’t have the bandwidth
  • No brainer
  • Par for the course
  • Bang for your buck
  • Synergy
  • Move the goal post
  • Apples to apples
  • Win-win
  • Circle back around
  • All hands on deck
  • Take this offline
  • Drill-down
  • Elephant in the room
  • On my plate

Playing an on-going bullsh#t bingo game with your colleagues can make each workday exciting. It certainly takes the edge off the repetitive use of buzzwords.

Let us know what key catch-phrases will be a fixture on your bingo card? And let us know how you make out in the game.

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