Oh my goodness. I had an event for work yesterday that turned into a total comedy of errors. For the event, my company gives money to a charity, and there is a ceremony/event of sorts where a big foam check MUST be present to be presented to the charity. And, of course, for the photo op. Point it – The Big Foam Check is the most important part.
I went to pick it up on Wednesday night, only to be told there was no Big Foam Check, and no order placed for said Big Foam Check. We finally figure out it had been mistakenly sent to San Carlos – a town FAR away from me. There was no way I could get there (even I was a good enough person to offer to drive there) before the printing place closed, or before the event the next morning.
So the printing company said they’d print me a new Big Foam Check that night, and I could come get it the next morning on the way to the event. So I hop in my car yesterday morning and stop at my corner gas station on my way to the check printing place. They are out of gas? No problem, I drive to the check place and receive the Big Foam Check – wrapped in brown paper to protect it – and try another gas station, which is also out of gas. At this point, I am short on time, so I just start driving. Luckily, I find gas on the way there.
Now, in San Francisco financial district, where I was going – there is just no parking. I use this awesome service called Luxe. It is a valet, you request it via the app, they come get your car from the front door of wherever you are and go park the car somewhere for you. Then they bring it back to you when you are ready. Perfect for tired marathoner feet! However, this time, Luxe was running tight on valets, so I had to keep circling the block in order to get one. This meant walking through the financial district with The Big Foam Check snuggled in its brown paper.
And snapchatting it, obviously.
I got to the event and unwrapped The Big Foam Check, only to find – TWO Big Foam Checks! NEAT! I have another event at the end of October, so they had that check printed as well. Which is great! Except, now I have no car to store the second giant check. Additionally, I schedule my meetings back to back, so there is no time to deal with the check. What does that mean?…
You guessed it! More walking with The Big Foam Check! Too bad it wasn’t made out to me haha. I finally got back to my car and managed to stow it about half way through my appointments.
It was also super windy, so this meant The Big Foam Check was flapping around. I had to stop it from doing that so it wouldn’t snap the foam. I feel like I got an extra workout yesterday.
Luckily, I found a place to sit down and have a sandwich that was PHENOMENAL. Popcorn instead of chips, succulent decorations, free wifi and apples with turkey is NEVER wrong.
Anyway, in Snapchatting my debacles, I got a lot of readers asking where my outfit was from. Ask and you shall receive!
Insert cheesy smile here!