Sunday, October 14, 2007

Life Imitates Art
One of the problems of my current job is that I've been pulled from the recesses of having my own office to having to sit with the commoners in the cubicle area. This means that I have less ability to spend hours talking on personal calls and write on my blog. It also means that I am more likely to have interractions with my fellow employees. I shout out random comments over the cubicle walls like, "I like cheese", and when one person asks a question over the walls to someone else I follow it up with a question like, "Employee Z, why do bad things happen?".

About a week and a half ago I made the statement that I wished we would stop doing cakes for people's birthdays since I don't have much of a sweet tooth (chocolate chip cookies excluded) and instead did nachos. The idea of nachos seemed to really resonate with my coworkers and the next thing you know a nacho potluck was being organized. There was a sign up sheet posted and it was given the title of Dagromm Appreciation Day. I couldn't believe that this had happened. Certainly Eslocura has some strong influence even all the way up into the far reaches of North Texas. When I returned to work after teh weekend a poster had been put up advertising Dagromm Appreciation Day with multiple pictures of yours truly and thought balloons making statements like, "I love cheese" and "I love me". Both of which are true.

So last Friday was Dagromm Day here at work and it was a huge success. Nothing brings the people together like........well........me.......I suppose. I gained a solid two pounds after consuming massive quantums of nachos and everyone was already making plans for the next one. The only embarrassing part was when the company owner came up and saw the sign with my picture all over it declaring it was my day. I felt bad because it was also his birthday and there wasn't nearly the same done to celebrate it.

20 comments:

plug said...

I love that idea. At the last couple of meetings that were accompanied by birthday cake, I have made the comment that for my birthday, I would like to have salad. That didn't go over too well so I tried saying "pasta salad," but nobody seems on board with that one. I think nachos just might work. Thanks.

Chillax said...

I wish y'all would get over the idea that your birthday is about you.

Churlita said...

So, if you love cheese and you love you, does that mean that you are cheese?

Goo said...

It took me two years at my last job to get people to quit bringing "goodies" into my office and leaving them "for the staff". It was a hard fought battle but they finally submitted to my will and agreed that yes, it probably was more appropriate to leave food for the staff in the staff kitchen. They also succumbed to my winning personality and started to bring cut fruit on my birthday. Way better than cake.

Now I've changed jobs and guess where everyone like to leave food "for the (department) staff"? Yeah. You guessed it. Today it's chips and salsa day. The salsa is 90% japs and no cilantro, so it's not really doing it for me. I've also been brought individually wrapped, homemade caramels today. Last week it was snickerdoodles, and before that pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins and apple pie. They also like to push hazelnut flavored Splenda, garlic pita chips, and chocolate-cinnamon altoids. They also keep a giant candy bowl in the office. But we've recently added a basket of apples and that's getting a lot of attention.

Save me!

Oh, and Happy Dagromm Day!

Gyuss Baaltar said...

at least the owner knows where the real power is.

Susan said...

Now I'm having a horrible craving for nachos..or is it nachoes?

Dagromm said...

Plug - Everybody likes nachos. And they can customize their own to what they like.

Chillax - The best part was that it's not my birthday.

Churlita - The big cheese.

Goo - Thanks and Happy Dagromm Day to you too!

Gus - Hell yeah I did.

Susan - I had been having that craving for over a week, once I knew it was planned.

Cyber D said...

Too bad you didn't suggest female mud wrestling instead. That would have been a cool Dagromm Day!

Tera said...

LMAO @ Churlita!!!!

NoRegrets said...

To follow up on Churlita, what kind of cheese would you be? Velveeta? Gorgonzola? Head cheese?

Dagromm said...

Cyber D - I'm in HR so I could never suggest such a thing. I could suggest non gender specific mud wrestling though, because that would be fair. Maybe at the company picnic.

Tera - My comments page is not a forum to espouse the greatness of Churlita. Please refrain future comments to how awesome I am or else I will be forced to censor you. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Nore - I don't think there is any doubt that I'm all gouda.

Cyber D said...

sure you could, Dags... just call it equal opportunity mud wrestling. All you have to do is explain how men have been mud wrestling for years and now its time the women are given their fair share of time in the mud.

Dagromm said...

Cyber D - I believe that you are a forward thinking individual.

Tera said...

Dagromm, don't make me....

fringes said...

Funny post. How much of it is true? Besides the losing your office part...

heather said...
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Cyber D said...

heather... um... thanks?

Dagromm said...

Tera - "Don't" make you? That's just hurtful.

Fringes - This post is 100% true. I think most of my posts are a lot more true than most people realize.

Comment Deleted - Thanks! I think I rock too!

Comment Deleted - Now you're making me blush.

Cyber D - I don't know what you're referring too, but I can only assume you meant to thank me. You are welcome.

heather said...

you're such a dweeb!

lol