Wednesday, April 05, 2006

VIVA TERI!!!

So ... this story goes like this ... 2 weeks ago Riccardo and I had been hijacked for a project in the customer office in the WASHINGTON DC - BALTIMORE area (aka WaBa) ... a real DRAMA ... we need to do a miracle ... from there the nickname to the project WABADA (WAshington BAltimore DramA) ... anyway ... we end up working in an office without windows in a warehouse converted to office ... and basically with a very limited quantity of coffee available because our customer policy doesn't support coffee for free in the office. Luckily enough the local folks organized themselves and they make a MONTHLY FUND RAISING for the coffee ... but ... you know ... people doesn't like to pull out money from their pockets ... so there are reminders everywhere ... here one of the signs I can see every day in the break-room ...


probably you can't read it but a part of it says "no all the contractors are on our network -mail list, so please pass this info along your reports. They need to pay as well" ... is pointing directly to me (here I am a contractor) ... and note the empty box ... which is again pointing to me ... I drink 6 coffees a day and I never contributed ... :oooopppsss

What I have learned this week is that ... the sign changes every month ... quite an interesting marketing strategy ... new month, old problem, new announcement ... it makes people more aware of the problem, I guess.

I liked very much the March version ... although I think it would be more appropriate for the St. Patrick's day beer fund raising ...


... I didn't get used yet to the April version (below) ... but it reminded me that Spring is here ... something you can't really notice in the no window WABA(DA) office ...


Riccardo's comment "probably they spend more money in the print of these colourful signs than in the money they should invest in coffee " makes sense ... :O

Anyway I wrote all this story on my intranet blog (my company intranet ... BTW ... I have to close that ... too much work ... and not enough readers) and I added at the end that if someone had some spare coffee bag to ship to us ... we would just love to receive them. I did this last Friday ... and I kind of forget about it.

Today around 10AM I receive a call from the reception of the WABA(DA) office ... "Mr. Bonanomi ... there is here a parcel for you" ... I am stepping out of the hole (aka office) where we are working ... and a kind of surprised I get the package in my hands ... mmmm ... what is it!? You probably understood ... YEP ...2 bags of wonderful STARBUCKS COFFEE ... Teri, my colleague from Atlanta, sent us 2 bags of STRABUCKS COFFEE ... I felt like a baby in the Xmas eve ...


... I can say only one thing ... VIVA TERI!!! ... you are the best!!!
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PS If you want to send me / us more goodies, please do so ... just send me an email ...I will be more than happy to send you the complete street address ... :o

6 comments:

filale97 said...

mhh starbucks...mi manca un sacco!

'sto blog mi piace davvero, bell'idea, bravo!!
ale

Andrea said...

Hey Ale ... potresti fare anche tu un blog e chiedere pacchetti di STARBUCK COFFEE ... magari qualcuno te lo manda!? Quando e' il tuo compleanno ... te ne potrei mandare un po' ... :X ... XA PS Mi fa piacere che il blog ti piaccia!

Anonymous said...

piuttosto...vorrei la maglietta che mi hai promesso!!!

ale

Andrea said...

Ooooppppsss ... e' a casa a LA ... quando torno te la mando ... :D ... XA

Anonymous said...

Sei il solito crostone!

Andrea said...

:o

 
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