Monday, January 22, 2007
Out to Lunch
Those of us who work here at Luscious Verde know a good thing when we see it. If it's free, even better. And if it's free food, forget about it -- we're on it quicker than you can say "Luscious" three times fast.
Every week, Luscious Verde owners Chris and Wendy (a.k.a. C-Dub, the Dynamic Duo, or Oh Man, What Did I Do Wrong Now?) invite two employees out to a free lunch at the place of the employees' choosing. It's a working lunch, which means that the drinking and gossip so rampant during normal extracurricular L.V.C. outings is kept to a minimum. It's a good way to keep a dialogue going between the owners and employees, and a lot of great ideas have spawned from the lunches, like...uh...you know...uh...trust us! Great ideas!
Last week, two dedicated L.V.C. employees went all-out in a manner never before seen in an employee lunch, maybe in the history of the world, ever. Just look at that picture up there: Ted, an intrepid proofreader, and Rachel, an industrious production artist, actually had T-shirts made to commemorate the experience.
"We had been plotting in secret to do something special for the lunch," said Rachel. "We thought it would be pretty cool. My boyfriend's a screen printer, so we got the shirts easily. Ted's, like, the greatest kid ever. We're thinking of adopting him."
"I would describe my reaction to the shirts as a joyousness that almost brought a tear to my eye," said Ted, still obviously in awe of the shirt. "It was as surprising as it was fashionable."
Wow. Can't you feel that co-worker camaraderie? I...I think I have something in my eye.
-- Rob @ L.V.