I’m taking Tuesday – Thursday of this week off for a trip during a holiday rush week and also needed time to finish some personal things so brought in my greatest culinary weapon, meatballs.
I plugged in the crock pot, put in 4 lbs of meatballs, 3 cans of sauce, and set it to high.Â Then I realized I had forgotten to get rolls and quickly rushed out without telling anyone.Â My boss called:
Boss: Uhm, Terry, where are you?Â You don’t appear to be, at work.
Me: Yeah, I had to run and grab something.
Boss: I need your signature for something immediately.
Me: Ok, I’ll return now and get the meatball sandwich rolls later.
Boss: No, take your time.
When I returned, there was a line of people near my office with plates waiting for rolls.Â My boss’s boss was there and looked at me while saying “we were getting hungry”.
For the rest of the day, people stopped by to thank me for bringing in meatballs and cheesecake while totally overlooking that I was filling out Christmas cards.Â Several of these people were well within their power to fire me andÂ I couldn’t have been more obvious if I had a blinking sign.Â I hope that the protective power of meatballs doesn’t slip into the hands of those that’d abuse it, like mine.