Last week at work, I got a piece of mail. Getting mail at work is always good, the last time I got this guy. This time was not as great, but I got this:

In the summer, I participated in an ongoing extra-curricular activity at work called So You Think You Can Innovate? where teams of people around the world tried to come up with interesting ideas. We didn’t end up winning, which explains this “certificate of participation”.

What I find funny about the whole thing is that this is a quite glorified certificate. Usually they just send you a PDF which you can print out. For this event, they sent an “award” plaque that I can hang on my cubicle wall. Maybe I’ll save my wall space for better things.