Thursday, April 20, 2006

Apple Juice


I picked up a quick sandwich at the cafeteria at work the other day, and noticed that the little apple-shaped bottles of Martinelli apple juice are now plastic. Oh no! I have a special place in my heart for those bottles.

When I first graduated from school, I did a four year stint at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in systems integration. The summer I started dating Swing Daddy, my team was working crazy hours, 80-100 hours a week. The project manager would go to Costco to stock the team snack cabinet, since food would keep us at our desks longer.

Everyone had a favorite snack. The DBA loved Rice Krispy treats; the architects consumed buckets of Red Vines; animal crackers disappeared by the pound. My item on the shopping list was Martinelli's apple juice in little glass apple-shaped bottles.

One afternoon, Ms. Manager arrived with my case of apple juice in regular bottles. "This will not do!" I wailed. "They have to be apple-shaped bottles!"

I can't believe I actually said that to my boss. And even more, I can't believe that she spluttered and apologized and promised that she'd "do better next time."

We were soooo tired and sleep deprived that management was afraid we'd all quit.

1 comment:

Malindabunner said...

The best way to improve your health is eating more vegetables and fruits. However it seem to be difficult to make your child eating vegetables and fruits. That why I have to use a juice extractor to make juice because drinking is always easier than eating.