This bloke timed how long office stores would let him work at display desks
You might remember Joel Burrows as the bloke who tried all the store-bought Hawaiian pizzas so that you don’t have to, but fortunately for us, he’s not content with taking just one for the team. Yeah, nah, ol’mate’s a bloody legend who’s making it his purpose to benefit mankind by placing himself into some pretty sketchy scenarios and recording the results. Now, fresh from his pizza ‘research’, he’s at it again. This time, he’s looking for ways to keep you productive.
Honestly, life’s pretty bloody busy these days, and if you’re always on the go, you might just find yourself needing to send an important email, read an important report, or post an important meme right when you’re out and about.
Thankfully, bloody Joel’s done the hard yakka and worked out which furniture stores are the ones to head for when you’ve gotta get to business.
Along the way, Burrows pulls up a pew in some of the biggest stores in the business and, to be honest, his findings are a little surprising. Yeah, nah, yeah, we thought that most places would be giving him the big flick as soon as he cracked open the laptop. Funnily enough, we couldn’t have been more wrong.
Now, we’re not gonna rip off the whole post for you. Joel’s worked his guts out, so we reckon you should check the whole thing out over on his page when you’re done here, but in the interests of posterity, he hit up Officeworks, Fantastic Furniture, Domayne and Ikea with fairly mixed results.
No matter where he went, though, one thing seemed to be pretty true all over the shop: “The staff and the general public did gawk at me, but it was if I was a part of the furniture. Nobody seemed to care if I was allowed to do this or not.”
Seriously, at Officeworks, he actually had to get the attention of staff and leave voluntarily. Fantastic Furniture wasn’t quite so lax, but you’ve gotta appreciate this from a staff member:
“As soon as I finished my pastry, a Fantastic Furniture rep walked to my desk. ‘What are you doing?” they laughed. ‘It looks like you just set up work.’ I immediately apologised. ‘You’re not planning on being here all day, are you.’ I asked if I could stay a bit longer. ‘You can’t be here for six hours or something like that, but for an extra five you’re fine.’”
If you want to check out the full post, do that here.
Final thought: We’ll let you suss the rest of it out on Joel’s own page, but let us know what your predictions are in the Facebook comments. We’d be keen to see what you all reckon.
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