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National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

Make National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day extra special - gather your colleagues and have a good laugh at their expense!
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October 23
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Gather around and celebrate National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day on Oct. 23! Though it may not be the most politically correct way to deal with a difficult office situation, National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day has been around since the early 2000s as an amusing way for people to express their frustrations about their coworkers without actually slapping them. It's a great opportunity to take out those pent up feelings in a funny, harmless manner.

History of National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of the Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day was first observed in the year 2000 as a lighthearted way for people to deal with annoying office situations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>By 2005, the holiday started gaining popularity through word-of-mouth and forwarded emails within many office environments.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Internet Spread</div><div class='timeline-text'>As social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter began to dominate, the holiday started spreading to offices around the globe.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Media Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>More and more media outlets started covering the event, recognizing it as a funny and stress-relieving office tradition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the rise of remote work due to COVID-19, the holiday took on a virtual dimension, with online reactions and emotes serving as the "slaps".</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a sarcastic email</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Compose a witty email and send it to your annoying coworker. Make sure to include enough sarcasm to make your point, but don't be too mean.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Leave a passive aggressive note</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write out a passive aggressive note and leave it somewhere in your workspace for your coworker to find. Try to be as subtle as possible so that they will get the message without feeling too attacked.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Start an office prank war</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your coworkers and start an office prank war with your annoying coworker. Brainstorm some funny pranks that you can do with minimal effort but maximum annoyance.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Exchange secret gifts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Buy your annoying coworker a gift and give it to them anonymously. Pick something that you know they would appreciate even though you don’t like them very much.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Compliment their work</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to actually compliment their work, even if it is something small or insignificant. This might surprise them and let them know that you don't completely hate them.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a great stress reliever</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Letting out your frustrations on an annoying coworker can be an amazingly cathartic experience. And since it's not okay to actually hit your coworkers, National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day provides you with a harmless way of doing just that!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun way to bond with colleagues</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day is a funny excuse for everyone in the office to get together and have a laugh at the expense of someone else. So why not make a game out of it? Everyone can write down the name of one annoying coworker and then you all can take turns slapping them (virtually, of course!).</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps reduce workplace tension</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sometimes tensions can run high in the workplace, especially when dealing with annoying coworkers. Through laughter and fun, National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day provides an opportunity for everyone to let off some steam and create more harmonious working relationships.</p></div></div>

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When is National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day?

National Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day is celebrated on October 23rd every year. In 2024, it will occur on a Wednesday.

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