today is a big day. the biggest ever, perhaps.
today, i cunningly took from the pages of the “brenna donoghue guide to relationship building and being awesome”, and bribed the bleeping bleep out of my coworkers with cookies to get them to like me.
just in case you aren’t up to date on the developing story of awkwardness at my office (how dare you, by the way), the quick run down is that it’s been a challenge to build good connections with my colleagues here. i’ve been calling it my hideous regression back into high school. and if we know anything kids, we know that i hated high school.
so here is the bribing bounty, purchased last night at a delicious sweet shop near mr. s’s house.
and now, loyal followers, i can confidently say that bribery works!
making my way around our 4-story office building with the sweets i managed to get a smile out of almost everyone. i even had a few quick conversations with some colleagues who i hadn’t met yet. ok, so they mainly asked me about generic topics like the weather (“it’s hot here, no?”) and the food (“how are you finding the spice?”), but it still counts. it does!
as i distributed the confections almost everyone asked “what are these for?”, to which i said: “because it’s saturday! we should at least get sweets if we have to work on saturday.”
they laughed – maybe out of pity, i’m unclear – but either way i think i’m one step closer to becoming one of them.
ok brenna, now i ask with the greatest of anticipation: what comes after the cookie bribery?