I got an email from our HR department the other day inviting employees to come to the HR office for an afternoon of valentine making. Aw, how sweet, I thought. My co-worker and I penciled ourselves in for a crafty afternoon because what’s better in the middle of a work day but to bust out some creative love tokens with good old-fashioned construction paper and doilies?
And then we got to thinking: what if this was a ploy? What if we fashioned some pretty little pink hearts, shearing frilly edges and gluing on buttons, and they turned out to be pink slips? What a surefire way to weed out the slackers in the office: entice us with a creative activity, gather us all together, and then lay us off in one fell swoop. Hmmm…may have to stick with Hallmark.