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Desk Upgrade Cover

It's not just the desk that seems to be getting the upgrade
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You and three others are newly hired at the big firm. However, being freshly added on the low end of the pay scale, the company favors you each with a ply-and-particleboard desk.

You come in early the next morning, and pull out your Desk Upgrade Cover - a very heavy fabric cover with the appearance of a fine hardwood. Cut to the measurements you took the day before, it quickly converts the desk into something much nicer looking.

A few minutes later, one of the other new coworkers arrives. "You got promoted *already*?" he asks.

Hiding a grin, you say, "Just a few changes this morning. Would you mind fetching me some coffee?"

--------Jerith, April 28 2003

(Also the author/instigator of "AWACS Pizza", "Viking Headphones", and "Sign Language Yodeling")

(Context, since I don't have a stable place to link...)

Jerith was a very likable young man with an amazing imagination. He loved helping others. He very much enjoyed coming here to the halfbakery, much to the detriment of his homework...

He described this idea to me as I was taking him to school that one morning, three days past his sixteenth birthday.

Jerith took his own life that afternoon.

... ...

8 years on, and there's still not a day that goes by without something new I wish I could share with you, Jer-Bear.

lurch, May 04 2003


       Mine too. His 'Sign Language Yodeling' left me in awe.
FarmerJohn, May 04 2003

phoenix, May 04 2003

po, May 04 2003

       Another fabulous and well written idea. Very sad to lose him.
lintkeeper2, May 04 2003

sufc, May 04 2003

Shz, May 04 2003

hippo, May 05 2003

       My condolences to you and your family.
thumbwax, May 05 2003

bristolz, May 05 2003

beauxeault, May 05 2003

-alx, May 05 2003

       I'm sorry.
k_sra, May 05 2003

sartep, May 05 2003

waugsqueke, May 05 2003

       My condolences
senatorjam, May 05 2003

       That's horrible - my sincerest condolences.
DrCurry, May 05 2003

DrBob, May 06 2003

       God bless him and your family. My sincerest condolences.
mahatma, May 06 2003

Worldgineer, May 06 2003

tekym, May 06 2003

       Just found this....   

       No words. Just thoughts.
OpheliaFrump, May 18 2003

       Just found out, Charles. I am so sorry.
egbert, Jun 11 2003

       Looks like I'm going to bring all of the "Remebrence" items to the top of the list, but it can't be helped and maybe it's not such a bad idea anyway...
mwburden, Aug 05 2003

squeak, Dec 17 2003

RayfordSteele, Dec 17 2003

v0rtexx, Dec 18 2003

       thinking of you just now - it can be a most poignant season. I know that your lovely son would wish you all, peace, happiness and contentment at this time.
po, Dec 23 2003

yabba do yabba dabba, Jul 22 2004

skinflaps, Nov 20 2004


lostdog, Nov 20 2004

       † I never knew him. I am sad that I didn't. †
DesertFox, Feb 15 2005

Letsbuildafort, Apr 17 2006

reensure, Jul 21 2006

       Lest we ever forget, his legacy here will live forever in the minds of some.   

       Be careful, that's all. Just try and be kind and carefully so.
blissmiss, Jan 24 2007

       I hope he reads this up there. I have come so close to doing what he did, but now I wish I was there to stop him. He needn't have done it. He will be in my thoughts for a very long time. †
Shadow Phoenix, Oct 19 2007

david_scothern, Feb 28 2008

Voice, Aug 15 2008


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