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Our 1,000th post
2 February 2009 - 9:41am
Okay, so where's the cake?
One-thousand posts is quite an accomplishment.
A huge accomplishment, actually.
Nearly as huge as ... well, Andy:
He won my heart forever last year when he showed great bravery his first week on the job.
We had an all-day session with our directors and managers. We have such varied departments scattered in so many offices all over the property that once or twice a year we get together to spend a day working on being a team.
We started the day with one of those insipid "team-building ice-breakers." Everyone groaned when the papers were handed out. We had ten minutes to scurry around and find someone on our staff to fit each of several dozen categories.
Things like ... was Class Valedictorian ... speaks a second language ... has sky-dived ... plays a brass instrument.
You know, all that stuff that may not come up in everyday discussion.
One category -- Does a Stupid Human Trick -- caught everyone's attention.
Okay, so first of all, who does that sort of thing? And more importantly ... who would ever admit to it?!
It was his first week on the job. He's 6'4", but comes across as rather shy and sweet.
When we'd all settled down, the question came up: Okay, so who does a Stupid Human Trick?
Someone called out, "Andy!"
To make a long story short, it took about three seconds to convince Andy to show us. His "trick" is a shockingly realistic dinosaur imitation.
Sort of an interpretive dance.
Andy assumed the dinosaur position and dashed around the room.
We cheered for the new guy. That takes guts.
Maybe someday we'll post a YouTube video of Andy doing his thing. Meanwhile, we have a bunch of stills of Dino ... er, Andy ... posted on our Facebook page.
Meanwhile, we'll get started on our second thousand posts...