That There is a Winner!
As the Holiday season draws to a close, just two days now until “The Big Day” those of us at work come together for our annual “What Did You Get From The Suppliers?” comparison event.
As I started my career working for the government, I rather enjoy being in private industry where we can accept small tokens from the companies we work with.
Now let me just say, I’m usually the big loser in these competitions because I work with the telco commodity. Those companies are as cheap as the day is long.
I thought I had a pretty good entry this year for Worst Present. I got this tacky plexiglass picture frame that sits in a weird base and when I put the plastic part into the base, it immediately broke.
And then, I got ANOTHER one in the mail the next day. Their sales team clearly didn’t coordinate.
So I brought that out and declared it the worst gift of 2011.
But I got trumped and trumped hard.
“Oh NO!” I heard from the corner. “I can beat that.”
Beat that, she did.
Now, it helps to know that the recipient of this present is a very classy, stylish girl from the City. She’s quite Coco Chanel and Jimmy Choo.
To make this gift even more charming, it was handed to my coworker while still wrapped in the plastic shopping bag from the Dallas airport.
Obviously I had to concede the race. I reboxed my broken plexiglass frame in defeat.
By the way, the lady with the worst gift is also the winner of the most and best gifts too. She works in temporary staffing. Those suppliers fall all over themselves to give stuff away at the holidays.
I need to consider working in a new group. This annual defeat, even in the worst category, is gosh darn humbling.
And for as ungrateful as I may seem, I really do enjoy the little trinkets our suppliers send.
Especially when it is a box of See’s candy.