Tuesday, January 16, 2007
You know how in college, student groups are always announcing that their events will have free food because that always increases attendance? Well that tactic doesn't only work for students, but for pretty much everyone. You should see how crazy people get over free food in our office. It's pretty funny actually. So one of the benefits to being a consultant is that we often hire subcontractors to do work we don't do ourselves, or we purchase products and services from various vendors (for example, we send water samples to laboratories to be analyzed). So many of these other companies like to come in and present their services to us in the hopes that we will choose them over the next company the next time we are looking for that particular type of service. We usually have them come present at lunch time and we call it a brownbag. Of course, I'm assuming that the history behind the term "brownbag" is that people would bring their own lunch and listen to the presentation. In our case, many of the brownbags include free lunch because the vendors want to get a large audience. Since my office mate, Heather, is the brownbag coordinator, I always get to chime in on what food we should have for each brownbag. Today Heather and I decided pizza was best. Here's a photo of one of the slices I had. It was buffalo chicken, which has become one of my favorite types of pizza. I know it looks pretty gross in the photo, but I assure you it tasted pretty good! I keep trying to convince Heather to do Primo's hoagies for the next brownbag, but she always has some reason why we can't. Arrghhh, I want my Primo's! Haha.
Posted by Andrew J at 3:39 PM