Friday, July 08, 2005
( 9:51 AM ) teahouse
Our summer associates are here, and it reminds me of something that funny that happened to me last year at a summer associate event.
So last summer, we had a summer associates event at a bowling alley.
Because I'd been wearing strappy sandals to work lately, I had to buy bowling socks out of a machine. They were $3. I had only 2 singles.
A second year associate (note, more junior than I was) standing next to me said, "Here, I can loan you a dollar for the machine."
I thanked her, bought the socks, and wore them. At the end of the night, I threw them out (they were cheap and flimsy socks anyway).
The next morning, as soon as I got in, I saw that she'd sent me an email. The time sent was 9 a.m.
(Before I finish this story, I should note that second year associates at my firm at that point earned something like $140,000 a year. Now it's even more).
"Dear THB," it read. "Not to be a bother, but I just wanted to remind you that I loaned you $1 for bowling socks last night."
I stuck a $1 bill into an interoffice envelope and sent it to her.
Then I forwarded her email to everyone I knew in the office. We all had a good laugh.
One of my coworkers said, "You should have saved the dirty socks and sent those to her." #