Friday, April 12, 2013

What the heck is GORP ?

At my full time job, there are about 25 people in our department and we are always super busy. We take turns bringing snacks and leaving them on the file cabinet by the window. It is always a bright spot of the day when you get the email about a treat at the window. Sometimes it can be healthy snack like veggies with dip or cucumber sandwiches while other times it is pure unadulterated sugar coma time. Then you know when it is deadline time because...dare I say it...that is when the Dunkin Donuts magically appear at the window as well as the pizza lunch. Good thing the walk to and from the parking lot is lengthy so we can work some of the calories off! Today we got an email that simply said "GORP at the window"! Huh? What the heck is GORP? Well not having been a girl scout, I would not have been able to tell you that GORP stands for Granola, Oats, Raisins and Peanuts or in other words a sweet and salty snack. Today it was whatever my manager must have had left over from Easter candy mixed with Chex Mix. But the fact that the majority of our department is women (there are only two men), the sweet and salty snack was well appreciated. So much so that there was actually a line to get the GORP. I told my director that if they ever needed to gather us all together quickly all they would have to do is mention "food at the window" and we all crawl out of our gray cubes and seek the light that leads us to our snack at the window. I guess you definitely learn something new every day, even if it is a silly thing called GORP! Keep Smiling! :)

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