The Word of the day is Snudge – To stride around looking busy, when in fact you are doing nothing.
To master the sitting Smudge, see below.
The old meaning of Snudge is “to walk looking downward and poring as though the head was full of business” or simply “to hang the head”.
The primitive meaning of the word going along like a dog sniffing lead to the use of Snudge for miser.
From there, we have the notion of groveling, going along in a dejected way with head down.
Top tip for Snudging at work: Always have your previous window on a work program and your hand on alt + tab.
You can also try:
- Rushing back and forth to the printer.
- Grip your hair and take a deep breath.
- Walk around with a clipboard.
- Use your cell phone to call your desk phone.
- Open up a big spreadsheet and keep scrolling up and down looking frustrated.
- Always have a pen in your hand.
Do you know smudgers at work?
Or are you a proud strider?
Personally, I may have have finally found the thing I am an expert* at!
*A person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject.
Siobhan is a freelance writer, research addict and lover of twisted history. If you like horrible but amazing history, check out her website www.interesly.com or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/interesly. Or you can reach her through www.siobhanoshea.com.