Friday, May 05, 2006

Futility: the follow-up

For those who read yesterday's post (and if you didn't, go ahead, scroll down... we'll wait... done? okay), I will offer this report on the "fiesta" at work.

Okay, the only part about which I can report is the chips (Mexican style) and "home-made" salsa.

The salsa was, as best we can tell, genuinely homemade. However, it was apparently made at just one person's home, by (I'm assuming) one person.

Around 11:00, the chips and salsa were brought to our floor (my employer occupies six floors in the building) and set up in the lounge (which is the glorified term for break room). There were two large bags of tortilla chips. There were three kinds of salsa: verde, roja, and pico de gallo. The salsas were in three separate bowls.

Three small, half-filled, paper bowls.

Yes, that's all our floor got. All day. For everyone (at least 50 people). It's entirely likely our floor was served last, and that's all that was left. Nonetheless...

Yep, yep, yep. I wish I was making this up.

I have no expectation they'll cease to be potentially offensive in an internal communication to hype events; I'm not even thinking they'll figure out how much hundreds of people might consume. I merely hope they learn to stop hyping events. Or better, to stop having events.

Good intentions only get you so far.

Viva Mexico. Or something.

1 comment:

  1. Well, to be fair to your employers, the memo did say "a little picante," not "a lot." Still, pretty pathetic, especially considering how cheap Mexican food is. I guess this is how much they care about their 5 year employess, no?


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