Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A giveaway that doesn't suck! (Obvious vacuum-related pun)

Back in April, my office flooded and caused mass destruction to my working quarters. As part of the post-disaster clean-up, an unknown worker brought in a helpful ShopVac to take care of some of the mess.

Award-winning photography by the talented Diania "Double D" Dickerson

This ShopVac has been sitting in the hallway outside of my coworkers' and my office ever since. Seriously. For four months now. Nobody has moved it an inch and for a long time this really bothered me (but obviously not enough for me to move it somewhere else). However, I'm now starting to become attached to it, I think of it as an office pet. Or office R2D2.

My coworkers and I have started to joke about how long it will remain in the hallway before someone finally moves it.

Leave a comment with your best guess as to how long (in days, weeks or months) the ShopVac will remain in the hallway. The closest guess will receive a $20 gift certificate to the world's greatest pizza joint, Z Pizzeria. (And possibly the ShopVac itself.) August 15 is the last day to participate. (It's OK to leave a comment if I don't know you. Chances are I probably read your blog, too.)

Note: My coworkers are allowed to place guesses but cannot influence the status of the ShopVac's hallway residence or else they will be disqualified.


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15 comments:

The Miller Family said...

Here are the Miller entries...wait can we use the gift certificate on shipping?? I say 18 days. Ben says - 1 month, 2 weeks, and 2 days.

Daybreaking Dickersons said...

I think it will be there until the end of the year.

Teri and Mark said...

November 20th, 2:38 pm.

Jenn said...

So, do we have to wait around for the $20 until the ShopVac actually does move? If that's the case, I'm going to guess it will remain for just 2 more days....cause I have a feeling that I'll be craving some pizza by the time the weekend hits. Forget the August 15th deadline...just move the thing before you head home on Friday and send the pie my way!

Joelle said...

September 2nd, 8:29 am

katie said...

August 22nd by 9pm

Marcae said...

Hmmmm...let's see! I think it makes a great office pet, so I say it'll stay there permanately.

Heather said...

I say 12/1/08. Sounds like my husband works in your office. I was wondering where our shop vac went.

ali said...

I am right there with Marcae, I think it will become forever part of your office. One day when everyone retires, some young twenty year old who obviously doesn't know its significance will toss it in the garbage and the world will have suffered quite a loss.

OK, maybe that was a little dramatic. But I do like to put in my two cents.

Sarah said...

I hate making guesses like this!!! I always regret making my guess because I always want to change it. I just can't make a guess. I like Teri's though, Nov. 20th, because it's my birthday, but I say the hour is more like 4:58 PM. Yes, that's my final answer.

MandoRama said...

September 30, please

soulmoxie said...

October 11, 2008. not to be confused with 2009.

TTT said...

I think it will mysteriously disappear on August 28th. You will all come into work and it will just be gone.

Not Meranda said...

09/22/08
I like that date

Chelsi said...

This is great info to know.