Monday, March 17, 2008

These Are Not Just Pants...

I did not attend the pre-season conference this year.

My Boss did, and was therefore the one to receive the certificate awarded to our team by the Director General for exceptional results in recruiting new members last season. He duly put it in a frame and presented it to me upon his return.

This was enough to make myself and my visitor reception assistants preen with pride, so imagine our delight when we heard that there was an actual prize element to the award too! "Our apologies for not having the prizes ready for the pre-season conference," the email read. "Your vouchers will be in the post tonight."

The morning's post did not disappoint. Inside the big envelope addressed to me were four smaller envelopes, one for me and one for each of my visitor reception team.

Thirty pounds worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers each! Unexpected riches!

I don't know what the rest of the team have bought with theirs but McColleague and I immediately took ourselves into town for a bra shopping marathon. (I should point out at this stage that McColleague didn't win any vouchers, being on the conservation side of things, not visitor services. She came along solely to keep me company in my bra buying frenzy.)

I managed to get the whole ensemble for my thirty quid. Bra, matching knickers, and seamed fishnet stockings. How tempted do you think I am to rip open my work issue anorak and shout "look what I bought with my award vouchers!" next time I meet the Director General?

10 comments:

cogidubnus said...

Save the act for the next appraisal and guarantee an "A" !!!

monica said...

oh, please do it! ... and take pictures. Just think how many more new members you could recruit with such temptations.

Ginny said...

You new ensemble will be the height of fashion in gardens and interpretive centers everywhere. Particularly fetching with wellies, I'll wager.

stitchwort said...

Hey, great!

You'll think fondly of your line management every time you wear them, won't you. Won't you?

Doris said...

Cogidubnus - an A for Aaaargh?

Monica - I'm tempted...it does fit with our objective of "Inspiring Support".

Ginny - wellies *and* a hard hat for maximum impact.

Stitchwort - I'll always think "pants" when I think of them now...

cogidubnus said...

A for Absolutely Adorable...yup
A for Amazingly funny...yup
A for Atelerix albiventris admirer...yup
but never, I repeat never, Aaargh!

Freddy said...

A little over a month ago you were complaining about the unoriginal approach of the local newspaper photograhers...
Surely the press would be interested in your achievement, and in the prize?

Despina said...

Oh, I love M&S undies shopping, like the sound of your stockings too! I think you have to put them on under your waterproof one day. Maybe next time you're on the telly? :)

Doris said...

Cogidubnus - flattery will get you everywhere.

Freddy - I hadn't considered that angle. But what would I have to hold aloft? No, don't answer that....

Despina - if I ever get the opportunity again, I will!

cogidubnus said...

Oh someday I do hope so!