One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Friday, November 03, 2006

Stupid Contest & Sour Grapes

This year's company Halloween Costume competition was a joke. I'm the goblin standing in the back. I spent over a month crafting that mask for myself, molding each piece of it from memory foam. It takes over eight hours to put on. I also made that robe from scratch, creating my own pattern and then spending hours at the sewing machine. I even filed down my teeth and stained them yellow so I would have good goblin fangs.

But guess what? I lost.

The guy in front of me, dressed like Magnum P.I., won. How lame is that!

Actually, I didn't even know there was a competition until about an hour before it was held. I had my costume with me for use later that night, so I thought I would compete. But, as always, I lost. Woe is me. I do think, though, that out of a company of over 200 employees that more of them should have turned out for the competition. Where are their priorities?


Chelsa said...

what is the lady standing next to you supposed to be? An old navy ad? I don't even see a costume! I am outraged.

Chelsa said...

Oh, wait. As I look more closely, I see a halo above her head. still, though. where are the wings and flowing robes and whatnot?

Raging Wombat said...

Ya, that's the receptionist (you can see the coil from her headset in her hands). She is dressed as an angel. An Old Navy Angel.