Friday, December 08, 2006

lots of freebies

I got invited to the open day of the office supplier that provides my workplace with all our office needs. I had no idea what to expect, in fact I was a little reluctant to go, but I managed to convince another admin colleague of mine to go along with me. So yesterday afternoon, I borrowed a gov't car (as you do when you work in a gov't dept hehe) and we drove down to one of the more industrious suburbs and went in search of the big office supplier building. To our amazement the place was really huge, and the event was really well organised and totally decked out with a fish/ aquatic theme. My colleague and I got to wander through the fishyfied office and warehouse (where they store all the goodies)... and as we meandered through the place, we ended up oggling at the funky new pens, glue tape, photo post-its, cute promo foam ponies, potato chips, etc... it was great just seeing what was available out in the office supply land ie: stationery, safety equipment, food etc. My colleague and I returned to our office extremely satisfied, much to the envy of our other colleagues who were hard at work at their desks... I ended up distributing my loot which included a myriad of black and blue pens, highlighters, permanent markers, blu tac, sticky pads and tabs, a pack of playing cards, a mug, a pack of A4 paper, sticky tape, samples of 3-in-1 coffee sachets, tea bags, iced tea, bottled water, packets of biscuits, a thermos flask and even a bottle of red wine (which I won as a prize!)... Yeah not bad for an open day huh! Gosh I had so much fun... oh how I love stationery! haha what a geek! Here's a pic of part of the loot I scored...

5 comments:

Clare O said...

seriously jealous.

free sharpies.

i love those things!

jessixm said...

i love stationary! don't be ashamed ann...you need to step out of the stationary closet & embrace it.x

Lee said...

I miss you Ann! Merry Christmas!

ruthjanine said...

hehe ann, so cute!

Liz said...

miss you ann
xox