We've all been guilty of "shamming" at one time or another, but some of us make it an art. My best strategy was always having two hats and leaving one on my desk in my office, so if anyone came looking for me they'd see it and assume I was still in the building somewhere. Brilliant. What are your best tactics, techniques, and procedures when it comes to shamming?
Posted 3 y ago
My (then 10 year old) Son and I were talking many years ago and I said I needed to figure out a way to get away from some Army idiots when they cornered me in conversation. He gave me one of his toy cell phones and told me to reach in my pocket and hit the button and pretend I had a call. Worked like a charm for years.
I knew a SFC who used to keep his fleece on his chair and his PC on his desk. The light and door of his office were always open but I never saw him. I walked to his office looking for him and saw his PC and fleece in the normal place. Then I walked out the back steps of the building and saw him at the smoke pit with his fleece on and his PC. I stopped, turned around went back into his office...and sure enough he had duplicates of those at his desk.
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