Saturday, December 18, 2010
Not a Creature Was Stirring
As we increasingly receive fewer and fewer Christmas cards from friends, acquaintances, and state regulatory agencies each year, I have chalked it up to the fact that times have changed. Technology in the form of email, video chat, almost free cellular time, Twitter, and the like have allowed people to become in constant communication with each other across the globe.
As this is only our second year in existence here at the Institute, I thought perhaps we should reach out and attempt to send a meaningful message to our constituents via a classy, thoughtful type of greeting and assigned my normally reliable and dependable Trusty/Asst. Executive Director, Giacommo, to fulfill the task. I left it up to him to find the appropriate artwork and suggested that the message we wished to convey was that even though times are tough, the Christmas Spirit was certainly not dead and we wished all of our recipients Happy Holidays. Somewhere in our communication of my intent, a short circuit occurred and my here-to-fore Golden Boy thought I said that the Christmas Spirit was dead and to wish everyone Happy Holidays. Imagine my shock and surprise when I found a couple of leftover unaddressed cards pictured above in the FTI Mail Center. Inside, the verse of "No Matter how hard times get, the freezer is full of venison; Wishing You the Warmest of Christmas Wishes, Your Friends at FTI."
Giacommo is currently on loan to the people over at Hallmark.