Monday, November 07, 2005


Gather around, children! Listen to my story. You're gonna like this one.

The 300-600 people that were expected for Sunday evening ended up being something like 75-100 people. Apparently a major company was rolling out three products and wanted to throw a party for its employees. They chose to rent out our restaurant for the evening. We were all prepared to stay very, very late. I planned my Monday around sleeping in very late.

What went wrong?

Well... They rented out the restaurant from 8pm until 2am on a Sunday night, yet scheduled a major conference for 7:30 the next morning.

What this company spent on this party will astound you. I don't want to go into specifics, but let's just say that it's more than most people make in a year. They invested in martini glasses, fake ice cubes, and straws that lit up. Each of these things had the name of the product that was being launched. Additionally, they had a live karaoke band. They also had a searchlight set up in front of the restaurant.

Oh well, I'm sure they had to spend it anyway. If the money wasn't spent the promotions department probably would not have the same budget next fiscal year.


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