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We would like to issue the following challenge to your teams but only if you have what it takes. Our team will be recognizing International Soup Month by creating a mountain of Soup cans to donate to a local food bank. The challenge is simple largest donation wins the prize. The prize of course “a can of soup.”

Thank you

Jeff, Manager [group name removed to protect the instigators]

This is the challenge that went out from one of our engineering teams to all of the others in engineering. That’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull. Whenever a bunch of Type A personalities gets involved in a competition, somebody is going to get hurt! The game is afoot.

January 21: Gord was the only one who had brought any soup cans in.

The soup can total for the [incredibly good looking team name removed] group as of this morning (7:00 a.m.) is 45 cans of soup!

We only need 2132 more cans to beat the world record for the most amount of (full) soups cans collected for a group of 25 people within a 14 day period.

We may be a small group, but we have a lot of heart!  Hope you can help with the soup can collection!

Gord

Dear [awesome-Engineering-people],

We have been approached by the [name removed to protect the not-so-innocent] team to see if we would like to join forces with them in collecting enough cans of soup to beat Jeff’s team in the total number of soup cans collected.  I believe they got wind of how many cans of soup we have collected so far and feel threatened.  

What I want to ask the group is:

Do you want to join the [not-so-innocent] team?

 or

Do you want to crush the [less-innocent-by-the-second] group and the [nameless instigators] all by ourselves?

So far I have one vote for crush the other teams all by ourselves.

What is your opinion?

I suggested to the DMM team this morning that we could also wait until close to the end of the competition to see how well we are doing and then decide to join forces if it looks like we will be crushed as opposed to doing the crushing.

Regards,

Gord

Now I don’t want to give the impression that we’re all self-centred, ego-maniacal  genius, rocket science types. But you can see that this isn’t going to end well. Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad.

January 22: Only one can of soup came in.

January 24: The soup can total for the [awesome-Engineering-people]. as of this morning (7:00 a.m.). is 80 cans of soup!

We now only need 2097 more cans to beat the world record for the most amount of (full) soups cans collected for a group of 25 people within a 14 day period.  I have done a count of the [not-so-innocent] group number of cans and they have 69 cans of soup, provided they are not hiding any cans.

Keep up the good work!

Regards,

Gord

By now, intrigue and espionage was making its way into our friendly contest to see who could raise the most soup cans for donation to the local food bank.

January 25: The soup can total for the [awesome-Engineering-people] group  as of this morning (7:00 a.m.) is 212 cans of soup!

This new total is thanks to a soup run made by Simona and Turab.  We now have 12 cases or 12 soup cans.  A case of soup was donated by Ed, Graham, Len and Bruno.  Four cases of soup were donated by Simona and Turab.  Both Simona and Turab are tied for the individual soup can leaders with 48 cans of soup.  The previous leader was moi, with 45 cans of soup.

We now only need 1965 more cans to beat the world record for the most amount of (full) soups cans collected for a group of 25 people within a 14 day period.   I am told that 1965 was a very good year.  I was not born yet, but I hear it was nice.  That was the year that Canada adopted the maple leaf as our national flag symbol, the St Louis Arch is completed, cigarette advertising is banned on UK television,   In the US the average cost of a new house is $13,600.00.  Average income per year is $6,450.00. a US gallon (not litre) of gas is 31 cents, a new car is $2,650.00.  A loaf of bread is 21 cents and the average rent per month is $118.00.  

Any amount of full soup cans are welcome. You don’t need to bring in a whole case.  With your contributions, we [awesome-Engineering-people] will crush the other groups!

I have no idea how many cans of soup the [name removed to protect the not-so-innocent] group has, since they are hiding some of their cans, but I am pretty sure we are well ahead of their total.   Emma saw the cans on the desk beside me and  asking if they can join our group and not the other way around.

Keep up the good work!

Regards,

Gord

There was less than one week to go!

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