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Old 15-04-2016, 08:30 PM
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Default Do you have to blow up balloons as part of your job?
At work have you ever had to inflate balloons?
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Old 16-04-2016, 04:19 AM
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thank god i haven't been asked to be so nervous to lol
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Old 16-04-2016, 09:29 AM
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At work have you ever had to inflate balloons?
There are the dudes who work in balloon factories who blow em up to test em!....they take samples from each batch to inflate for quality control........ever fancied the job?!
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Old 16-04-2016, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Do you have to blow up balloons as part of your job?
Is that why there always appears to be at least one or two in a quantity packet that burst when you blow them up before you get anyway near the rated size. They don't pick the weak ones & leave the good strong ones for us to play with & enjoy.
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Old 16-04-2016, 07:55 PM
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Is that why there always appears to be at least one or two in a quantity packet that burst when you blow them up before you get anyway near the rated size. They don't pick the weak ones & leave the good strong ones for us to play with & enjoy.
The quality control does seem quite variable between different brands, but for the American ones, Qualatex, TufTex, Gayla and Tilly it does seem to be very good.....the 9" and 11" Gayla helium quality balloons I have had can be blown up way over rated size with no risk of bursts, deflated and blown up again many times! The Tilly worker balloons with the stripy patterns are inflated in the factory to paint the patterns on so any defective ones would burst before they are distributed.
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I occasionally have to fill mylar balloon at my store, but not frequently. Doesn't really do it for me. We're suppose to fill latex balloons as well, but that rarely happens/we say we can't, in order to avoid it.

That being said, if a guy seemed a little flighty about asking, or was really cute, I'd totally fill them up for him.
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Not me personally.

However, I used to work at a charity shop and there was this one time where we had this special vintage going on after closing hours.

My manager (about thirty, long hair, slimb body, bit of a rockstar, good looking etc) had ordered balloons (to my delight) to decorate the shop with.

On my way to the kitchen I walked past the office and saw him sitting in his chair swinging left and right lightly while blowing up the balloons he ordered, a few were around him, on the desk and his lap.

I kind of stopped and stared at him for a few seconds and watched him slowly blow the balloon (pink one) to a near pear shape. He noticed and stopped and stared back. I quickly looked away and walked into the kitchen as he gave me a funny look.

Later on he decorated the checkout with them and near closing time he was leaning over the register playing with one of the balloons (a bit over inflated this time) lightly, swinging it back and forth by its neck, batting it up and down, squeezing it lightly).

He caught me watching him and I quickly walked away to the kitchen where I could watch him without him knowing through the window (can't see in). I heard him laugh a bit.

That was a fun day. Think he knows just a bit now.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:48 PM
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I've been paid to pop balloons (cleaning up parties). Not much fun, your paid by the hour, so any goofying off is frowned on.
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I sometimes have to at events for my work - usually with helium though.
The sales girl I usually work with an I often have a competition - when children (or adults) ask for a balloon, you inflate it as big as possible, then when they walk off start timing them until you hear the bang. If it's less than 30 seconds you note that as your score, if it's more than 30 seconds or doesn't pop you note 30 as your score, the one with the highest score at the end of the day buys the drinks/lunch/dinner.
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Default Re: Do you have to blow up balloons as part of your job?
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I sometimes have to at events for my work - usually with helium though.
The sales girl I usually work with an I often have a competition - when children (or adults) ask for a balloon, you inflate it as big as possible, then when they walk off start timing them until you hear the bang. If it's less than 30 seconds you note that as your score, if it's more than 30 seconds or doesn't pop you note 30 as your score, the one with the highest score at the end of the day buys the drinks/lunch/dinner.
That sounds like a lot of fun, but I guess the customers wouldn't be so happy :P
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