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Show Us Your Cans (Part 1) – Click Here!

January 28: The soup elves were busy again

The soup can total for the [awesome-Engineering -people] group. as of this morning (7:00 a.m.). is 276 cans of soup!  That is an increase of 64 cans of soup from Friday morning.

Thank you for all the anonymous soup donations that appear at my desk.  Thank you to Dennis for donating 10 cans of soup.  Thank you to Safi and Ron for each donating 24 cans of soup.  Last Friday someone donating cans of soup and I spoke to the person, but I am suffering from old timer’s disease and forgot who I was speaking with.  To the Friday morning soup can donator, thank you!

We now only need 1901 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.   Speaking of 1902, the year 1901 had its ups and downs, but wasn’t all it was cracked up to be:

  • Australia joined at federation to become the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup  (last year Toronto Maple leafs made the Stanley Cup playoffs)
  • Queen Victoria dies
  • Horse racing is banned in San Francisco
  • New York becomes first state to require auto licence plates ($1 fee)
  • The US Stock market crashes (won’t be the last time)
  • The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.
  • A bunch of other stuff happened, but I’ve got to get some work done.

We only have three more shopping days till the big contest.  Any amount of full soup cans are welcome. You don’t need to bring in a whole case.  With your contributions, we (awesome- Engineering) are well on our way to crushing the other groups!

Keep up the good work!

Regards,

Gord

January 29:

The soup can total for the [looks-like-we’re-going-to-win-awesome-engineering-group] as of this morning (7:00 a.m.). is 325 cans of soup!  That is an increase of 49 cans of soup from Monday morning.

Thank you for all the anonymous soup donations that appear at my desk.  Thank you to Dennis for donating another 12 cans of soup (his individual total is 30 cans).  Thank you to Ron for donating another 24 cans of soup (he is now tied with Simona and Turab for donating the most cans of soup at 48 cans each).  Thank you to Hai Yen for bringing in another 14 cans of soup, (both her own donation plus others who donated in her group, which brings her total up to 35 cans).

We now only need 1852 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.   Did you know that in the year 1852:

  • The first public men’s and women’s toilets open in Britain
  • Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps
  • Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established
  • Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal, but no one dies
  • the first Hawaiian cavalry is organized
  • Emma Snodgrass is arrested in Boston for wearing pants?

 Wow, only two more days and you will finally stop getting these annoying e-mails!  Any amount of full soup cans are welcome.   Thanks to those who have already contributed, I strongly believe we [coolest-engineering-group-ever] are crushing the other groups!  This Thursday will tell.

Keep up the good work!

Regards,

Gord

January 30: Only one more day left.  Tomorrow morning is the last day to bring in a can of soup for the soup mountain challenge.

The soup can total for the [awesome-Engineering-people]. as of this morning (7:00 a.m.). is 347 cans of soup!  That is an increase of 22 cans of soup from Tuesday morning.

As of this morning, the top individual donations (Hai Yen’s includes others and not just her own contributions) are:

Turab 48
Simona 48
Ron 48
Gord 45
Dennis 42
Hai-Yen 35
Safi 24
Ed 12
Graham 12
Len 12
Bruno 12

I don’t think we will make the world record for the most amount of (full) soups cans collected for a group of 25 people within a 14 day period as we need to bring in another 1830 cans by tomorrow morning.   However, we have collected a substantial amount of full soup cans.  Thank you to all our contributors.  Your donations will make a difference.

Speaking of 1830, did you know:

  • The first US railroad station opens in the US (Baltimore)
  • First railroad time table published in the newspaper (Baltimore American)
  • The first train delay takes place due to cows on the track
  • First person run over by a train is William Huskisson (England)
  • “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is published and Mary’s lamb takes its first trip on a train
  • Horse beats first US built locomotive (near Baltimore) and the first horse run over by locomotive (near Baltimore)
  • Great Britain, Prussia, France, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium.  It had been wearing a fake nose and moustache.
  • Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws by Charles X 

Regards,

Gord

January 31: C-Day (Campbell’s soup day)

The soup can total for the [brainiac-engineering] group as of this morning (7:00 a.m.). is 395 cans of soup!  That is an increase of 48 cans of soup from Wednesday morning, and still counting.

It is still early and I have heard that there will be more cans of soup to be brought in this morning.   I will be taking a group picture with our mountain of soup at 9:30 this morning.  Please meet at the area between seat A50 and A51 for the picture.

Regards,

Gord

Well that isn’t the end of the story. When we took our photo, we had 412 cans of soup. This would have won the competition by 2 cans of soup. However, Richard and Shivi each brought in over 120 cans of soup. The final total for the [winningest-engineering-team-in-history] was 735 cans of soup which crushed the other teams like yesterday’s soup can.

And then came the congratulatory emails:

Gord,

Congratulations on leading our team to the prize finish.  It is obvious to me that you are a great motivator and should move into management in the near future.  You have already mastered the art of writing e-mails with a lot of useless information that nobody really wants to read.

Ed

The moral of the story: Even a bunch of Type A personalities can have fun and help out the local community in the process. And, oh yeah, don’t mess with us.

Soup

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