I used to play a game with my dog Zoey where I’d ask her if she’d like a slap in the face or a punch in the mouth. She wouldn’t answer (obviously because dogs don’t talk), so I’d proceed to pretend to slap her in the face and punch her in the mouth and then give her a treat.
As goofy as it sounds, Zoey always knew when I’d start this insane dialogue, that a treat was on its way. It was our little way of communicating with each other that she got used to and enjoyed.
What goofy dialogue can you have in the workplace to keep in entertaining without crossing the line? You should always try to find ways to develop some catchphrases or unique ways of dealing with each of your employees.