TA Morning Meetings Are More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys

Our weekly Tuesday morning breakfast meetings get everyone caught up on the goings on at Ticket Alternative, and they are very serious business. You know, how did we do this week? What do we have on the horizon? How can we improve things around the office?

And sometimes we play Barrel of Monkeys.

The rules are fairly simple:

1.) Dump monkeys onto table.
2.) Pick up one monkey by an arm.
3.) Hook other arm through a second monkey’s arm.
4.) Continue making a chain.
5.) Your turn is over when a monkey is dropped.

We were very lenient on rule #5. Basically, the winner was the person who had the most monkeys linked together at the end of one minute. Everyone had to participate, and the final four came down to Ben, Jason, Jeremy and Noel, who all tied in round one with nine monkeys. In the tie-breaker rounds, Jeremy and Jason effectively choked, with six and three monkeys, respectively. Noel and Ben dominated with another strong showing, Noel linking nine and Ben, 11. In the championship battle for Monkey Supremacy, Noel came out on top with 10 monkeys, to Ben’s seven. Ben shrieked and jumped, and beat his chest. Noel wielded his newly discovered “bone as weapon” above his head. Things became heated. After a quick refresher that Ape Shall Not Kill Ape (sometimes we forget!), cooler heads prevailed, Target gift cards were handed out to the winners, and everyone dispersed to their desks to begin their work day.