When I Rickrolled the Office

So far I don’t have a very refined writing career, but as my mother says to the youngsters at her substitute teacher job, “You get what you get, and you don’t pitch a fit.”  Makeup blogs and interoffice memos aren’t glamorous, but I have to start somewhere, right? Anyways, what I’m most famous for is my weekly reminder about the fridge (rolls eyes). I have to clean-out the break room refrigerator every Friday, and about a half hour before I do, I have to send an e-mail to the whole office, warning my coworkers that their forgotten food will be thrown away. About a year ago, I started to give these boring memos a little zing, and my musings have become a highlight of many people’s workweek. Sad, but like I said, gotta start somewhere.

I plan to backlog each of my poems and songs over the following weeks, and I’ll start today by posting last week’s song. I decided to Rickroll my coworkers, pretending like I was finally too overwhelmed to prepare a funny e-mail (Stating in the subject line “Sorry, guys. Just a regular message today.”) and surprising them with all the splendor of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. I forgot what sparked this ingenious fridge song, but it happened earlier in the week, and I actually had the song complete a day in advance, giving me time to play in MS Paint and create a ghetto-tastic illustration. Enjoy.

Today at 5:15 I will be cleaning the fridge…

JK!

 You just got…

Fridge Rolled!!!Like a Rickroll…

but with a fridge!

To “Never Gonna Give you up” by Rick Astley

 We’re no strangers to glut,
You know the rules and so do I,
A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of,
You shouldn’t forget your lemon meringue pie!
I just wanna tell you what I’m doing,
Gotta make you understand,

Never gonna  leave your stuff,
Never gonna clown around,
‘Cause I’m gonna trash your lunch and dessert, too!
Never should have left your Thai,
With that vegetable stir fry,
Never gonna let the fridge mess accrue!

You’ve known what happens for so long,
Your mind keeps slipping, but there’s still time to save it!
On Fridays we both know what’s going on,
We know the game and we’re gonna play it,
You’ll soon go home without your pudding
I’ll discard it at five fifteen!

Never gonna  leave your stuff,
Never gonna clown around,
‘Cause I’m gonna trash your lunch and dessert, too!
Never should have left your Thai,
With that vegetable stir fry,
Never gonna let the fridge mess accrue!

If you are not aware of what a Rickroll is, click here for further clarification.

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About purrrentice

Fantastic Voiceover? How About PRENTASTIC VOICEOVER?!?! I'm Prentice Osborne, a full-time, freelance voiceover talent out of Atlanta. My specialty is Millennial, teen and everything in between, and I work in multiple genres of VO, from e-learning to games to cartoons to radio and TV ads. I love the entire VO process, from pen to paper, mouth to mic, cursor to waveform. It's totally Prentabulous! Need some voice work? Bring it on, World! Freelance Prentice is here to blow your mind with laughs, creative magic, mad skills, and a little bit of razzle dazzle!
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3 Responses to When I Rickrolled the Office

  1. Joie says:

    This is one of my favorite fridge songs you’ve done. I mean, who seriously is able to RickRoll their entire office? Classic.

  2. lacey says:

    ok, seriously???…. do the people in your office respond to your genius?

    • purrrentice says:

      To an extent. I have a few avid fans amongst my coworkers, though most just enjoy a good chuckle every Friday before quittin’ time. People have become more impressed the longer I do these. It’s been nearly a year, and that does not include other random things I write for non-fridge memos. Lol.

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