The lion, the bean, and the fountain

Hello! I’m David. Brand spankin’ new addition to the Walgreens photo team, freshly equipped with that new copywriter smell (cucumber/lavender). During my first week at Walgreens I’ve joined the Halloween party planning committee, decorated the kitchen with cute spooky wall clings, and of course participated in a photo scavenger hunt. All in the name of team building. Hurrah! Here was our Scavenger Hunt checklist:

  • Photo taking device
  • Proper footwear (preferably cute)
  • List of riddles that lead to famous Chicago landmarks
  • A brain that understands how riddles work
  • Fun hats (optional)

The hunt started out slow. Solving riddles was proving difficult and I began to feel like my 20 years of advanced education had gone to waste. Luckily before I had any thoughts at all my trusted sidekick/cubicle buddy, Laura, unraveled the mystery of our first riddle and off we went to the Buckingham fountain.

  The task was purely to take a picture of the fountain, but that was not enough for Laura. With a mischievous glint in her eye, off she dashed over the rails into the fountain. After a several minute photo shoot on a fish, Laura returned, her eyes thirsty with the criminal rush of trespassing. We hi-fived. And continued on our way. While Laura’s insatiable craving for crime grew with each landmark, we did find one moment of solace at Chicago’s famous reflective bean. Like most people who live in Chicago, I’ve never seen the bean. I was skeptical about visiting it and I feel weird saying this, but wow! It’s incredibly exciting! I could stare at that giant beautiful reflecting bean forever. I came away from it with an odd disorientated feeling and a brand new view on Chicago. A better Chicago. A Chicago where people from all different backgrounds can come together and make their heads look weird. Ultimately the scavenger hunt was a great success. Laura and I took home the win, four bags of candy, a new outlook on life, and an unquenchable thirst for crime. I’m curious if this is what employment is like. What were your first weeks like? Stay tuned for next week to see who in the office can hold a paper plate to their chest the longest by running back and forth. Cheers!

5 Responses to The lion, the bean, and the fountain

  1. I absolutely loved this blog post. It’s great to see a corporate blog take on such a personal point of view from a copywriter. Of course I could tell that David was a copywriter – the way this blog post was written was beautiful and exciting. I have been to Chicago only once, but now I’m intrigued about the reflective bean. Very clever suggestions for photos based on personal experiences. Loved it!

  2. I recommend ignoring the section, closing your computer, going outside, falling in love, eating your favorite food, and sucking the marrow out of life instead of contemplating how the Walgreens Corporate blog applies to you.

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