Have you ever played paint ball or seen it on television? It’s actually a dangerous game. You have to wear safety goggles or the paint can take an eye out. People run around in the woods, hide, and them ambush each other with guns that fire paint balls. I guess some people just have the need to be in a war from time to time. Personally, I’m satisfied with a good hike or walk at the beach, but that’s just me.
My partner thought it would be more fun if you could play paint ball where the enemy is dressed like your boss or who looks like your boss. That might be an attractive game for many. It might even be healthy to get your aggression out at your boss so that you can be more peaceful in the workplace. But, is it really healthy to have that hostility towards your boss to begin with? Should you get a raise if you defeat the guy dressed like your boss at paintball? Or maybe it would be better if you would be partners with the guy who looks like your boss — that way if you cooperate you both win.
In real life, it is better to be on the same team as your boss, otherwise the relationship is doomed towards failure. But, work stress as it is, no matter what you do, nothing would be worse than being partners with your boss’s wife — unless you’re really looking for trouble! Of course if you were George Costanza, you would probably get caught at an inopportune moment dating the boss’s daughter and then pretend you didn’t know that they were related.
GEORGE : “You — him… He’s your father? Ha! I never would’ve known. No really, I never would have guessed. You don’t look a bit like him. No family resemblence. None — absolutely none! Absolutely none whatsoever! But, you do have the last name though. Yeah, I noticed that. But, I didn’t think anything of it.
BOSS: You were with my daughter in a stall in the men’s bathroom? What in hell were you doing together there?
GEORGE: Well, you see there’s a very logical explanation for all this really.
BOSS: You know something — I just don’t want to hear it. George — you’re fired!
GEORGE: Fired? Oh… any chance for a little leeway here, you know, with Christmas and all?
BOSS: Get out!