"You don't have to be mad to work here but it helps". That photo-copied sign must be stuck on the wall in countless offices around the world and is seen as a bit of a light-hearted joke.
But now if Brussels bureaucrats and meddling mandarins have their way it may become mandatory to be a bit bonkers.
David Brent, European Minister for silliness comments.
"I think the work environment is too predictable and that we need a few more characters in there to liven things up a bit. The plan is to establish quotas in all workplaces that insist that employers must take on some mentally challenged people as part of their overall numbers.
Just think of the fun they'll all have during the working day. It'll be fantastic"
The CBI has issued a statement saying:
"If this crazy scheme goes ahead then top bosses will strike. It's down the road brothers. Solidarity!"
Arthur Scargill told The Spoof:
"If them big knobs walk out then our lads will ensure that work continues apace"