Run And Tell That, Homeboy

by sara on September 8, 2010

If you’ve been reading Foodgarbl for awhile, you’ve probably noticed that I have a wee bit of sarcasm in my writing style.  This sarcasm has gotten me in some trouble in the past but has also afforded me great opportunities at winning fabulous prizes like the iPad I just picked up at work.  That’s right, I won an iPad.  Jealous?  Don’t be.  I haven’t gone to bed before 3am since syncing it with iTunes.  If you don’t plant enough cannon shooters the cone headed zombies will eat the sunflowers!  Huh?  Exactly.

Working for a big firm, we get A LOT of random emails.  Some pertain to us, some don’t, but we have an obligation to at least skim through and see if we can win anything.  That’s exactly what I did.  One particular email caught my attention because it solicited my opinion on why my company was the best company to work for.  Well, seeing that I have never been happier, now was my chance to tell them why!  So, I let my heart speak for my feelings and here is what I came up with verbatim:

“I’ve been here nearly 3 years (Balloons!) and I have noticed that the best quality of {company} is its ability to follow through with ideas. Most companies have claimed to “go green” lately but {company} is serious. I can assure you that no matter how many floors I went to, I was not able to find a Styrofoam cup to get coffee the day they announced we were switching to a coffee cup honor system. And today, I hit print only to realize that my trusty printer was gone. It was replaced by a more impressive printer that I now share with many more people. This shows that {company} means business when it claims to reduce its carbon footprint on the world. If only they would commit to trimming Justin Bieber’s bangs, too.”

Excuse me, I need to take both these.

Because of my sarcasm, people didn’t know whether or not I was serious.  Regardless, I mentioned Justin Bieber and before you knew it, votes were coming in left and right and my story was voted to the top.  Fast forward a couple weeks and I get an email from the Top Dog saying I won an iPad.  Fast forward two more weeks and I get a call from another bigwig’s assistant asking me to attend the Partner meeting.  Fast forward to the Partner meeting and I am awarded a bottle of champagne.  Oh corporate America, how I love thee.  When I worked for my Dad’s small business, the most excitement I ever had was spraying one of his employees with Windex.  In the face.  On accident.  Sarree.

Bottle of Bub Ridin Shotty

To celebrate my big win, Jason and I cooked some epic meals at home.

Putting the iPad to work in the kitchen.

The best ginger beer I’ve found yet.  You can buy this at Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas.

I want to give a special shout out to new Foodgarbl reader, Rick Hittle.  Every day you’re not insured by the Hittle, you’re losing money.

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Loyal Foodgarbl Reader September 8, 2010 at 11:34 am

YO these pics be MAD CLEAR AND ISH YO!!! HIDE YO KIDS, HIDE YO iPAD! I love all the food shots. Next time we need descriptions! This is like 20 posts worth of material yo! My compliments to the chef and the photog. Can you get a shot of Paris Hilton next time too?

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Huzy Q September 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

FoodGarbl! What a wonderful post! Great to have you back! Those dishes look like straight money. Would you be able to pass on recipes if I asked for them?

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