The Bridge the Gap Project (BGP) put together a “Sweet & Greet” today in the lunch room of the Henderson office. It ended with a good old fashioned eating contest.
Bryan of Merchandising, Amanda of Customer Loyalty, and Jay of the Content Team sat down in front of a crowd of thousands (slight exaggeration)with three minutes on the clock. Who would be crowned champion of this annual event? (This was actually the first one, and likely the last.) Who would claim the $1 Million prize money? (Prize money not actually awarded.) So
many questions were yet to be answered (many of which were made up by me).
The contestants readied themselves, cupcakes in hand. Last minute coaching advice from their trainers:
Ladies and Gentlemen, ready your stomachs! DING, DING! And they’re off!
For those of you who know Bryan, you may be thinking, “No Contest! The Bull has it in the bag!” And it seemed – for a time – that you might have been right as Jay from Content was easily vanquished by the ravenous AB from Fashion. But the competition was not without its drama! Oh, no, my
friends. There was a dark horse looming on the horizon (or more accurately,
just to Bryan’s right). Amanda from Customer Loyalty surprised the capacity crowd and brought fear to the eyes of even Bryan himself!
As the final buzzer rang, the judges announced the unthinkable! WE HAVE A TIE! Bryan and Amanda had each put down ten cupcakes in the three minute round! The results announced, the crowd shouted its anger! “SUDDEN DEATH” was the chant that echoed throughout the halls (actually, I think I was the only one that said it).
And in a One Minute Sudden Death Overtime, Bryan was able to silence his critics as the underdog Amanda fell behind due to an unexpected improvement in judgment! No such improvement on Bryan’s end, I’m proud to report.
14 and a half cupcakes consumed Merchandising favorite son! That’s 13 and a half more than is legal in most states!
Congratulation to all involved, and THANK YOU to the Bridge the Gap Project,
proving that we’re all on equal ground when it comes to our desires to see people makes fools of themselves!