Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Challenge Answered

Ian dared me, so of course I had to do it.

That's right, that's right. You didn't think I would do it, but I DID. I went and got myself a tip jar for my desk at work. See! I am not to be trifled with! Take that, Ian!

I popped out over lunch to the largest local purveyor of crapware in town, and picked up this little beauty. It was marked $2.50, but when I got the checkout counter, it was 60% off! I got it for a cool $1 (plus tax). All I needed was a Sharpie and a little tape and PRESTO: Momma's Little Money-Maker.

I also strategically placed Darth Tater to stand guard over the location of my future booty, lest any thieves try to rip me off. You just can't be too careful these days.

I'm now eagerly awaiting the impending financial windfall.


Blogger ian said...

I am humbled by your acceptance of my challenge. You may consider me to have dropped a dollar in the jar. :)


10:16 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Oh man... so how much did you make so far??? I for one am NOT going to put my money maker on my desk :o)

11:37 PM  
Blogger Whippersnapper said...

Is there a coin already in there? It's hard to tell. If not, quick, throw some change in. People are sheep: If they see someone else has done it, they will be more likely to do it too...

Your desk is awfully neat.

12:02 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

I love the Darth Tater touch. Will you be retiring on the proceeds?

7:49 AM  
Blogger Evil Spock said...

That's brilliant! What's the total so far?

8:54 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

Wow. You're so financially savvy. I bet you also plan your retirement around winning the lottery. I know I do. Bit worried about the fact that I never buy tickets, though. Hmmmm.

Anyway, I do hope you've started a list of things you will purchase with this windfall. And I do hope "tiara" is in there somewhere. Just could wear it to Hooters...or anywhere, really...there isn't a place a tiara doesn't belong. Or something.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous baby brother a.k.a. man nurse said...

I agree with whippersnapper. It is a well-known fact that the jar must be primed in order to work.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Em said...

I love it! But it sure looks barren in the photo. So let's see...that makes you $1 (plus tax) in the red. :(

9:45 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

ian, And I want a hypothetical dollar next week too!

cheesy, So far, one dollar and a coin I've never seen before that says "5 pence" on it.

whippersnapper, There wasn't anything in the jar when I took the picture. Must have been a reflection. And the desk isn't really neat. I just shoved all the papers and other office junk out of the shot.

jazz, I'm hoping to!

evil spock, $1 and 5 pence. Only $999,999.00 to go.

kara, Ooh, I've never had a tiara. I wonder if I would get better service at Hooters wearing one?

baby brother, Somebody (maybe it was Ian) primed it for me, so I expect the cash to start rolling in today. This is so exciting!

em, I try not to think of it as being in the red. I'm "investing in the future." Because, you know, "you have to spend money to make money."

9:21 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

What a brilliant idea! My unidentified job at the Big Corporation involves Serving Others in a way. Surely that would warrant a tip jar! Maybe if they put money in the jar I'd do their requests first! I love this. Of course it might get me fired by the Big Corporation Ethics Police. Perhaps I can label it Donations rather than Tips.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

mauigirl, At my Big Corporation, anything besides The Big Three (porn, illegal drugs, hate groups/speech) gets you a warning on first offense. So I figure it's safe to ask for forgiveness instead of permission. YMMV.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Schmoopie said...

I would "up the ante" and throw a fiver in there. People would surely at least throw change then!

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

So ironic! I was just saying last night that I deserve a tip jar on MY desk!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

ok, some time has passed...let's see an update on how much you've amassed.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

I worry that people will treat it as a comment box and start putting slips of paper in it reading, "Get to work already."

11:36 PM  

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