Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 27: Leftovers!

When I first started working at CPCA, I was surprised to notice the custom of providing meals for all meetings that involve our members, especially for our quarterly Committee and Board of Directors meetings.  This is a stark contrast from what I had experienced at PPMM, where the over-riding theme was to keep costs down in any way possible, even if that meant requiring staff to pay for or bring their own lunch to all-day meetings that involved sometimes extensive out-of-town travel. 

Even CPCA staff who aren't involved in a meeting are welcome to partake of the catering options if there are leftovers, which is typically the case, since it's far preferable to have a bit too much food than to run the risk of not having enough to feed all of the meeting attendees (yeah, we'd never hear the end of that!).

Mr. E also often benefits from this abundance of goodies, as CPCA staff are privy to capturing some of the leftovers before the caterers remove everything at the end of the day.  For example, thanks to the past two days of meetings, there are now 8 scones, 6 small muffins, 5 cookies, and a Tupperware full of veggie lasagna in our freezer.  Yum!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm getting so full! Yum Yum! -E

9:58 AM  

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