Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Smell Popcorn...


As a reminder of JIST's quirky past, we still have possession of a popcorn machine that the founder bought for the company several years ago. They would pop corn every Friday for the employees (but I was telecommuting on Fridays from 2004 to 2007, so I missed out on the popcorn machine's heyday).
But now, this moment, I am smelling popcorn again. For a moment, it reminded me of my elementary school days. Tuesday was always "popcorn day." For 15 cents, you could get a brown bag of buttery goodness, and the proceeds went to the PTA. We'd be sitting in class and that heavenly smell would come wafting in and distract us from our textbooks.
But this Tuesday is something bigger than a mere popcorn day. It's the day we inaugurate our 44th president. In less than an hour, the dream is a reality. And we'll be sitting here eating popcorn as we watch the swearing in from the conference room. Yeah, America!

4 comments:

Mark Roy Long said...

I worked at a photo lab once in the '80s where we had a beer machine in the break room with 50 cent Coors Light longnecks. I thought I had found a job for life. Instead, it turned out to be such a horrible place to work I quit in two weeks . . without ever having had a single beer.

Lori Cates Hand said...

There's a rumor that a company here in Indy brings in a keg every Thursday for the employees. They call it "Thirsty Thursday." Despite that (or maybe because of it), I've heard it's not a great place to work.

GJ said...

Are that company's initials A.L.?

I'm surprised they would want the liability of letting people drink and then drive home.

Lori Cates Hand said...

You guessed correctly! Did you see that yesterday they laid off a bunch of people?

FYI for everyone outside Indy, this is not a publishing company, although they are always posting ads for people to edit their newsletters.