Every year my office holds a Thanksgiving potluck. Not so unusual, right? When I worked at other companies the annual Thanksgiving potluck was a demonstration of classic American excess. Enough turkey to feed everyone until the actual holiday, piles of sides, crockpots lined up and cooking at 8 in the morning, an entire pie for everyone…..but at this office, well, we’re a bit challenged.
You see, I work with almost all men. The concept of a potluck involves them *remembering* that they need to go home and ask their wife to make something or actually *gasp* purchasing something at the grocery store. This is not the greatest system. Last year this system resulted in no less than four last minute trips to the grocery store to get “anything” that would count. We ended up with multiple people bringing rolls (which I can only assume is the easiest thing for a man to find in the grocery store), ice (which we have in the office), napkins (which we have in the office) and juice (which we have in the office). Oh and don’t forget Nothing, which was another popular offering. Thank goodness the office supplies the turkey and ham!
So to avoid the pain the stacks and stacks of rolls, I created a sign up sheet intended to guide the group in their offerings. I’m sharing it with you – just in case your office is pot luck challenged too.