"Bakers, it has come to our attention that 'morale' is 'low.' Therefore, effective immediately, we will be instituting mandatory staff meetings every Friday at 3pm to get to the bottom of this problem.
During these meetings you will each be required to list at least one 'awesome' thing about working here. Susan, GO."
"Oh, come on, this is so STU...."
"Did I mention this will be on your monthly review?"
"...PENDOUS! Haha! Yeah! [grabbing manager by lapels] WORKING HERE IS AWESOME."
"Something more specific, please."
"Oh. Ok. Um...
"Oh, I know! Making the candy apples is awesome.
"I like misspelling things and then convincing the customer it's actually spelled that way."
"Bob, I'm not sure this is exactly..."
"Ooh, yeah! And scaring the kids! That is SO awesome, am I right?" [high-fiveing Bob]
"Alright, everyone, if you'll just wait your turn..."
"What's wrong, Debra?"
"No, that's my awesome thing! Putting chocolate poo swirls on everything!"
[sigh] "And Mary? What about you?"
"I like giving the customers exactly what they ask for."
"Ah, excellent! You see, everyone? Now this is...
"No, I mean EXACTLY what they ask for."
Thanks to Denise G., Gema B., Amanda N., Meagan B., & Anne L. for being, um, awesome.
Oh, and hey, here's something that really IS awesome: my friend Neil of 1,000 Awesome Things has a free copy of his new book, The Book of Even More Awesome, for five of you lucky readers!
For a chance to win, just leave a comment telling me one of your favorite awesome things. It can be anything: getting extra icing on your slice of cake, picking the fastest line at the supermarket, snagging the last one of that sale item you wanted - you name it. We'll announce the five winners both here - on this post - and on the CW Facebook page at 12 midnight, EST, so be sure to check back!