IBM has a pretty nifty system whereby employees can give out Thanks Awards to peers and colleagues, which, while providing a lovely bit of recognition of the atta-boy, also allows the honoree the right to pick one of any number of IBM-brand items – clothes, bags, desk stuff, car stuff – from a wonderful assortment pf prizes in an on-line catalog.
I recently received an award for something good I did, which I don’t remember anymore, and then promptly forgot to pick out my prize.
In such cases, after reminding you ABOUT A HUNDRED TIMES, the awards people finally give up and just send out a random prize, since I obviously cared deeply about this precious gift.
And it arrived today. Yay!
It could have been a car flashlght/tire pump combo. That would have been useful. I could have gotten any number of other cool things. ALL I had to do was go to the site before the deadline and pick a cool prize.
Like THAT will ever happen. EVER.
Imagine my joy when i opened the package,and discovered it was : ANOTHER GYM BAG, chosen for me by the fine prize folks.
Now I need to find the other half dozen (yes, this is a pattern). Because you never know when, for the first time in my LIFE, a sudden, inexplicable urge to exercise will come upon me, and I’ll have to have a gym bag.