Ice Breaker – Skip Day

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Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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I don’t know if you noticed or not, but the Stretched Ice Breaker has been missing the past two weeks.  I’ve been busy with a few other commitments, and the Ice Breakers were one of the things to go as I had to prioritize.

It’s time to bring the Ice Breaker back.  Today’s question is inspired by the last two weeks of skipping the ice breaker.  It just so happens that many high school seniors (or is it all high school students) take the opportunity at this time of year to take part in the annual tradition called Senior Skip Day (or Senor Cut Day).  They intentionally miss school and go somewhere fun with their fellow classmates.

I’m pretty sure this is not a legal activity or event (which is why I chose not to participate it in when I was a senior in high school); nonetheless, many seniors chose to skip school this one day of the year.

Question:  If you were going to take a Skip Day from work or school, what would you do (and what would you use for an excuse)?

My Answer:  I’m actually planning to take half a day off today, so I can stain my deck this afternoon.

If I were going to take a Skip Day now, I’d probably sleep in (a little).  I’d head to the gym or to the trail for a walk, a run, or a bike ride.  I’d possibly go to the shore (this is what we call the beach in the Philadelphia area), and I’d bring a book and a comfortable chair.

I don’t think I would need an excuse.  I work hard, and my boss is generally pretty understanding when I decide to take a day off from work.

Answer this week’s ice breaker question by leaving a comment. I look forward to reading your response! (As always, feel free to share links.) And keep Stretching!