Fridays at my office (and I’m assuming all offices) are generally spent counting down the minutes until the weekend officially starts. We typically use alcohol to pass the time over here, but you can only hide so many kegs in a conference room closet that you paid for with a company credit card before someone says something.
To get around this problem, we’ve starting playing the fraternity game, Bros Icing Bros. The object of the game is to get your bro to look at a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. If you succeed, your bro has to take a knee and chug the bottle like a man.
The real fun of this game comes from how creative you get. Obviously, the easiest way to get your bro to take a knee is by waving a bottle in front of his face, but that’s lame. The more covert your icing is, the better the game becomes. For example, my coworker spilled a drink on our other coworker’s desk and hid a Smirnoff Ice in a container of wet wipes. Genius, yes?
There are rules (some of which we’ve made up to fit our needs):
1. You are not allowed to refuse an ice. If you do refuse, you are banned from the game for life and are no longer eligible to ice or be iced.
2. You can block an ice with a counter ice, but only if your bottle is within arm’s reach at the time of your icing. If you counter ice, the original icer has to drink both bottles.
3. You can counter a counter ice with another ice, but it’s undecided if you must chug three bottles or declare the round a tie and chug one each. I think it depends on the circumstance, flavor of ice, and how long you’re willing to argue about it.
4. Girls count as bros.
5. No icing your pregnant coworkers.
And with that… let the games begin!