love your work
For breakfast I had cottage cheese and tomato on a brown roll with flaxseeds on it.
Around mid-morning it was brought to my attention that there were baskets full of chocolates at the secretary’s station specifically intended for worker consumption. I went to the secretary, took about six, and said “Nobody’s counting, right?”. She said “Take all you want!”. She doesn’t realise that I consider that to be a genuine invitation.
Lunch was a very delicious piece of roast chicken with tomato relish and apricot relish, both of which tasted like they could have been made in a real person’s kitchen.
On our way down to lunch we were attacked by salespeople trying to ply us with gifts, none of which I could take as I had no pockets. On the way out I started browsing their stands. First, I was given a gift card entitling me to either a free eyebrow trim, back massage, or anti-aging treatment.
Further down the corridor leaving the dining room I picked up some Lotus Original Caramelised Biscuits … not so glamorous, but tasty, and free. I don’t remember what they were selling, but they didn’t mind me taking the stuff they were giving away, and that’s what’s important.
Then, I applied for a credit card that will cost me nothing, but will win me nice discounts at my favourite supermarket, one of my favourite clothing stores, and I think it also gets me in for FREE at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. What a score! And the only thing that makes me eligible is working here, which I do happily already.
Just before the building entrance there was a woman giving away cups of Nesher Malt drink and key rings by which to remember Nesher Malt, always. Nesher Malt is famously healthy (only natural ingredients) and has a cool label – even if it’s been a bit updated lately, and as thus lost some of its nostalgia-inducing-for-certain-people coolness.
Near the elevator a woman from a bank that I don’t bank at approached me and gave me a really nice notebook and a list of the special rates that I can get at that bank – why? Because I work here! And even with all these benefits, they still see fit to furnish me with a big office all to myself, with windows along the entire four metres of my east-facing wall. I love my work!