Sam has installed security systems for Icon Security for four years. Tonight was the tech banquet and he did really well for himself! Last year he got a 32" flat screen HDtv, a backpack, and an iPod nano. This year he was the top lead tech and overall top technician in the company (he has installed 313 security systems in the past 5 1/2 months) and he received a 17" HP laptop, another backpack, and an iPod. They appreciated the wives by giving us lotion! Woo hoo!
A tech said to me as we were leaving, "Emily, did the lotion make it worth not seeing your husband for five months?" Nope, but the laptop did. Apparently I am shallow. We almost bought a laptop about two months ago and we (mostly me) decided against it because they are expensive! Sam also received an extremely scary t-shirt and a large amount of candy which was left on the table and we (me) decided it should be stuffed into the backpack. I am a shallow thief.
Last year's backpack (left) vs. this year's backpack (right).