I was thinking up a plan to 'break the ice' and make friends when we all get on with it in 4 weeks or so:
I rush around with a briefcase full of (random) paper, and as i rush past someone, preferably outside in the wind, i intentionally flip the catch with my thumb so the papers fly everywhere. I scream "My papers, NOOO!" and whoever it was will most likely rush to my aid and help retreive them.
Ice broken, nice story of how we met, and i've made a friend.
What say you? Foolproof? ;-)