Even the most basic of Star Wars fans knows about 5/4.
It’s a holy day among the nerds and geeks who worship The Franchise. A day to don your Jedi robes and appreciate the masterpieces that are episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7…..and begrudgingly tolerate 1, 2, and 3. But what’s an office-bound Padawan to do when May the Fourth falls on a weekday?!
Here are some subtle ways to show your Star Wars solidarity when you work in a less than nerdy office space:
First things, first: when getting yourself ready this Thursday, don’t forget to sneak in a Star Wars accessory of some sort. This could be a necklace, bracelet, earrings, tie with a low key SW pattern, or even some super fun socks! The possibilities here are endless. Spice up your daily work attire as much as you feel comfortable and your workplace will allow. I, for one, will be rocking a Sith lanyard for holding my ID during my seminar. And that’s just the beginning.
Next, do not, I repeat, do NOT drink your morning beverage from anything that isn’t SW gear. Put your motivational mug aside and swap it out for the most Force worthy vessel in your collection. (I know you have at least one, and if you’re like our Supreme Overlord, Matt, you’ve got over 10 in your cabinet at this very moment.) While a new cup is hardly noticeable in the dullness of a cubicle labyrinth, you’ll know and the Force will feel it.
And of course, listen to the soundtrack all day. You’re about to turn your boring Thursday into the most epic space opera you’ve ever been on. If there is anything in the world that can make those TPS reports on your desk easier to get through, it’s John Williams’ incredible scores. Personally, I find the Force Awakens soundtrack to be perfectly glorious background music to get me through my day.
Be sure to sneak some quotes into your interactions with the plebs you call coworkers. True, some might be a little difficult to get in (“No, I am your father” for instance, could raise some eyebrows) but here are a few that could easily fit into your workday:
“I’m altering the deal, pray that I don’t alter it any further”
For when contract negotiations are going your way.
“I find your lack of faith disturbing”
If your boss tries to underestimate your abilities.
“She may not look like much but she’s got it where it counts”
When referring to your trusty coffee maker – which you could not live without.
“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent”
Because Janice’s opinions about everything are really starting to get on your last nerve.
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this”
For when, ya know, you’ve got a bad feeling about that.
“Never tell me the odds”
If people start asking about the chances your meeting will be over before lunch.
“Impressive. Most impressive.”
Say this one to yourself every time you successfully get one of these by under the radar.
Most importantly, though, even if you don’t get home on time and even if you’ve gotta get up for work again on the fifth, take some time and watch your favorite film of the series! As fans know, these movies never get old and never fail to entertain. Spend the evening sharing why you love them with your family or invite over some close friends to munch on a simple dinner and argue over which addition from the prequels ruined the franchise the most. Just remember that this is a day about celebrating our fandom, embracing our inner-Jedi (or Sith, I suppose) and appreciating this story which has transcended generations and endured through the decades.
So remember, hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.
Uh, shit, wait, I mean, the Force will be with you….always.