Several weeks ago the staff were asked to submit suggestions for a new slogan for our department. They had to be 2 to 3 words long and capture the essence of our work. Of course there were only a handful of people who submitted entries. One person must have come up with 12. I entered 2. Once they had been gathered, they were emailed to each of us. We were asked to vote for one. Just one vote per person. I made my choice and promptly forgot about it in the frenzy of the pre-site visit preparations. This morning an email was sent thanking everyone for their submissions and congratulating me for having the winning slogan: Integrity, Quality, Compassion. I was invited to select a “prize” from the gift closet. The facility manager maintains a stash of items ($15-25) to be awarded to in the quarterly attendance drawing. I was taken aback by the stuff she has squirreled away:
The fire box/safe that runs $15.
The car detailing kit for $23.
The board game “Smart Ass” that amazed me that anyone would pay $17!
The board game “Loaded Question” for $15.
A set of food storage containers for $15 give or take.
A GoPro stick for $14 which of course would be nice if it would accommodate something other than a GoPro camera!
She had 2 30 minute “hourglasses” with sand. The box price tag said $10. They looked like they would break if you looked at them wrong!
An Oster 3 cup mini-chopper that retails for $19.
After a few minutes deliberation I chose the Oster 3 cup chopper. I really don’t have much use for it but it might come in handy someday. So that was my pat on the back.