Just the other day I was at dinner with some friends and I was trying to recall how long I'd worked at Penn. I couldn't remember (since I can hardly remember anything) so I did what anyone would: I looked at my LinkedIn profile.
Turns out I could have waited a few hours because I received an email telling I was celebrating 15 years at the University. Hurrah! And, more importantly, I get a gift in recognition of my service.
Not only do I get a gift, but I can pick one out from... well, a very strange assortment of things.
Now, I'm not complaining because I appreciate the token of appreciation and I am very happy that I can pick something rather than getting a picture frame or something. I'm just struggling to find a theme with options that include:
A grippy thing to put your phone in... for gaming?
An umbrella, which in and of itself isn't odd but it isn't a Penn branded umbrella which I find odd.
A glass(?) bowl. This one looks pretty nice, actually, but I don't think I'm in need of a bowl.
A telescope! This is the one that I am most tempted to get, however, I don't really have any place to keep it and I'm pretty sure I would never actually use it.
And my favorite time: the 1.5 gallon beverage dispenser. I should get it and fill it with champagne to CELEBRATE ME!