Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day takes place annually on October 23rd and is the perfect excuse to respond to an annoying colleague! On a typical day, we may tolerate such an employee, avoid dialogues, ignore… But today, we advise you to express your emotions in a productive way.
The originator of this holiday remains unknown, but it is certain that it was not meant to be taken literally. A caustic word, a worthy answer, or a stern look can be just as effective as a physical slap in the face, and can help put an annoying colleague in their place.
- A French proverb states that “revenge is a dish best served cold,” meaning that the longer you wait, the more effective your response will be.
- Some resources have even created ‘slapping rules’ as a joke: one person can get slapped per hour, you can get slapped for every annoying action, and it’s okay to lie to your boss.
- In the movie Groundhog Day, Andy stabs the same colleague over and over again.
- There are even slapping competitions, with 80% of the fights involving girls. The spectacle has gained a lot of attention online, and judges evaluate the winner based on strength, serve, and knockdowns.
How to take part
If you are dealing with an annoying colleague, the best way to take part in this holiday is to be patient and talk to the colleague. Discuss the situation with other employees and try to come to a peaceful resolution.
When is Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day celebrated in 2023?
Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day is observed on October 23 each year.