Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Ben & Jerry's Visit: Post #1
...so there’s me watching my fellow bloggers get on the bus; My time at Ben and Jerry’s has come to an end. I say my last goodbyes to my gracious hosts and jokingly say that I don’t want to leave….this is my best attempt at covering up the fact that I really don’t want to leave. Look, I know I’m taking my visit way too personally, and I've been trying to ignore it, but I can’t help it. Most of my cohorts here were professional subjective bloggers with journalism and media degrees, but I’m just a guy with a spoon and a long time love of ice cream. I could be wrong, but I imagine that for them this was probably just a very cool business trip, not some kind of pilgramage or life changing experience.
Think about how great it must be to work for a company like this:
One, you make ice cream, that’s just cool in general. Your product equals smiles. I forget which job it was but I found out that some of our products had military applications… I was devastated. Going back even further, my very first contract job was for a company that was killing thousands of mice in their research to find the human genome…. I wanted to be sick. I know it’s for a good cause, but I couldn’t help but be disgusted.