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Lameness accomplished

Ah, it was just as lackluster as anticipated. The "gift" was a bell but not a cowbell. I've a feeling they had a LOT of swag left over from the Rutgers 250 celebration that they recycled on us

Keys for scale. Yeah it's "cute" but the University led us to believe that they had a big ol' stash of money to do right by everyone with fancy parties. Since our admin wanted me to pick up her gift and I didn't want mine, I left it on her desk. Oh and the "prizes" were things like t-shirts from old promotions and cheap coffee mugs. I didn't stick around long enough to see if I won any more useless clutter.

The food was clearly left over - if not from last week, from a slightly more recent event. Stale soft pretzels, stale popcorn, stale brownies - I didn't bother to eat anything. Thankfully I had eaten a decent lunch. They had a volunteer employee from our Camden campus who fancied himself a DJ who needs to not quit his day job. lol.

All in all, they put forth the bare minimum. The table at this thingie that actually was the most put together was our own little Anna who was showing off the turfgrass stuff and serving candied cranberries that she made, grapes and brie and salsa that she made. I knew better than to touch the salsa since it was pretty much all habeneros. But I'll have to say that I'll be having her help us out planning stuff when we have to host folks from other land grant schools on the east coast next October.

And fortunately I didn't see the guy I blocked on FB. Whew!

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spikesgirl58
Sep. 27th, 2016 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad you did see your former FB friend and that your table was quite put together. :D Not so much about the bell, though. And at least you didn't have to worry about being tempted to snack.
a_phoenixdragon
Sep. 27th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Gods...that rather sucks, though. They could have at least TRIED. Anna rocks, btw. Totally!

*HUGS*
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