Last week was National Customer Service Week. I don’t know if this is a real week that exists in the real world, but it is a pretty big deal at the Computer Mine.

This year we got 75 dollars in gift certificates, a travel mug and a 4 port USB hub. Despite all of the goodies, the one aspect of Customer Service Week that I couldn’t wait for was Friday’s lunch. The calendar indicated that they were bringing in the Hot Dog Station to serve us lunch.

The last couple of years that they did this all employees got 2 free hot dogs. I was pumped all week for a Superdog.

Then on Thursday I got an email indicating that the Hot Dog Station wasn’t coming, but the gyro stand was coming instead.

Truth be known, I prefer gyros to the hot dogs, but I was a little saddened.

Gyro Day - 2008

Gyro Day - 2008

Gyro Day - 2008

Perhaps you can’t tell, but once I bit into my first gyro of the day, I immediately was able to turn the switch and I was 100% all about the gyro.

I’ve said before that my job is a lot like The Office. There are some days I can sit at work and figure out exactly what episode I’m living out. Gyro day reminds me of an episode called Initiation. In that episode the company brings in a pretzel cart and every employee gets a free pretzel.

In that episode, one employee said the following:

Stanley: I wake up every morning in a bed that’s too small, drive my daughter to a school that’s too expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little, but on pretzel day? Well, I like pretzel day.

I don’t really relate to that, but I relate to what Stanley says in a depressed voice at the end of the episode:

Stanley: Only 364 days until my next pretzel.

Only 364 days until my next gyro.