Just 15 entries for our giveaway of ‘The Office: Season Nine’ on Blu-ray last week? Let’s be honest, that’s kind of pathetic. As I see it, one of the following happened. Either: 1) Nobody cares for ‘The Office’ anymore or wanted to win a copy; 2) Everybody was still checked-out mentally after the Labor Day holiday on Monday and couldn’t be bothered to expend enough energy to enter a contest; 3) My request to tell a brief personal story was too much to ask of most people; or 4) You guys are just burned-out on contests in general.
I have a hard time believing that people don’t like to be given stuff for free, so I’m inclined to rule out Option 4. In any case, I’m glad that at least some people entered. One of you will take home the prize.
As explained in the original post, we asked you to tell us about the best job you ever had and/or the worst job you ever had.
With so few entries, I’ll have to forego the usual round of Honorable Mentions. Take it as a given that anyone who entered but didn’t win qualifies as an Honorable Mention. With that in mind, let’s just cut right to…
I read all the entries, and they were all good (or horrifying, in a couple of cases). Maybe I’m just a softie today, but Jared’s story here totally made me melt:
This may sound cheesy, but the best job I have ever had is my current one. After the birth of my second son I quit my job at the bank to just be a father. Since then I have taught my 3-year-old to read, ticked off every milestone my newborn has reached and seriously enjoyed every aspect of their little lives. What an awesome job!
Congratulations to Jared for winning ‘The Office: Season Nine‘ on Blu-ray. Let this show be a reminder of what you left behind.
Thanks to everyone else for participating in our contest. Be sure to enter our ‘Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz’ contest before the deadline on Friday.