When I was working at Kaplan, we all got in trouble for planking one day. I will never forget it.
It was between terms, so I was super busy during between-term stuff (grades, adjusting schedules, figuring out academic progress, etc), but everyone else was bored. I get it. A college campus is a lonely place to be without students there (and ughhhhhh....it's almost summer and my students will be leaving me soon. BANG).
Anyway. Everyone was jacking around except me and Nick. That was typical at Kaplan. Everyone was taking pictures of planking and sending them to the Omaha campus, who was doing the same thing. It was a competition to see who could do the most hilarious plank.
I fully admit I was completely entertained. Although I wasn't participating, I laughed hysterically whenever someone came in to show me a picture. But I kept chugging away at my work.
Finally Nick came in. "What do you think of all this?" he asked.
"It's funny, but whatever. I don't think any of them are that creative." I replied.
"Yeah, none of them are that risky. It would be risky if they like, I don't know, planked on the president's desk," he said.
So of course you can imagine what happened next. I planked on the president's desk. And it was hilarious. However, someone from the Omaha campus posted all my pictures (except mine) to Facebook, and then the next day everyone got in major trouble. Like sent home in the middle of the work day major trouble.
I, of course, did not, for two reasons - one, my picture wasn't on Facebook so my boss didn't know I did it, and two, I had way too much work that had to be done so my boss couldn't afford to send me home. However, I did get called into the office and asked about it, where I admitted I was involved but didn't mention there was a picture floating around out there of me planking on her desk.
After my ass chewing (can you seriously believe this was a real issue??) I sat at my desk and thought about how bad it would be if the picture of me came out. So I walked back into her office to 'fess up.
"Hey Kate...so I told you I was involved...but I was like really involved. Somewhere out there, there is a picture of me planking...in here...across your desk."
I waited for a tongue-lashing and started planning out what I would do with my afternoon off. I could totally go to the pool! But then she killed my dream and said since she didn't see the picture she couldn't punish me and I was fine to stay at work. Orrrrr.....she needed me to do too many things that she didn't know how to do, so she couldn't send me home. But whatever.
Anyway, everyone came back to work the next day and nothing ever came out of it.
So, the reason for that longggggg story is that today in class we had to do a two minute plank. And it almost killed me. And then when I thought I was going to die, the instructor came over and pushed my butt down further. DEATH.