I work hard, and I play hard; so does my everyone in my office. So when we made our quarterly quota, we decided to have an “we-made-quota” blowout. Reward ourselves for a job well done. It needed to be special. After consulting and counting votes, we came to the conclusion that the best way to say, “We got ’er done!” was an official office t-shirt to wear to the big celebratory event — the demolition derby! Yeah, after selling, supporting, and crunching numbers, we thought it’d be fun to see the big, bad trucks crush each other! Symbolic, you might say. Poetic. “Post-modern ironic,” said Lee. (Lee’s in sales.) Afterwards, the gang was going out for pizza and brews, and we need to look good.
We wanted to look as sharp as we deserved to look; present a united front. Paulo (manager) suggested a sartorial solution; he laid out his plan — we were going to Design your own t-shirt.
We found the perfect shade of green. (Which we knew for a fact made each and every one of us looked fabulous.) There was a size for everyone, from Emily who wears a small, to Pete who takes an XXXXL, so everyone was stylin’ and looking fine. We were going to have our eighteen members present a tight unit of fun. That green had the added advantage that it was an eye-catching color, a money color,
Then we made it our own. Really…. We put the name of our company on the back, with the social event — the demolition derby! Yes! — on the front, and had our own big, bad, bodacious demolition derby shirts — special and hot — just like us.
Oh, hey, and did I mention we made…no, we exceeded — our quarterly quota? Just checking.
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Somewhere between badminton, table tennis and traditional tennis lies Pickleball. A game with a great name, a great rule book and even better chances of becoming the next big thing.
Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton court, however the badminton net is lowered to 34 inches in height. It consists of two to four players battling it out with a wiffle ball and a couple of composite paddles.
When you look at the Pickleball constructs it does look like a game of giant table tennis, but it sure is fun and it is likely that the game, given a bit longer, could potentially overtake the badminton stage.T-shirts are already being made; and everyone knows once the Pickleball T-shirts are made worldwide popularity is just around the corner.
All kidding aside, the game will likely overtake badminton because it is substantially easier to play and does not require the specialty items that badminton requires. The lower net also makes it easier for youngsters to get involved and it is a great game that easily teaches the mechanics of tennis and similar games. It can also be played in several different locations. While a badminton court was originally used, a tennis court can also be utilized for the game.
The small, light paddles and the small light ball also make it a safer endevour for young children. Other games, with metal rackets and other equipment can be dangerous and diffuclt, but Pickleball utilizes much of what one already has laying around the house. The soft nature makes it preferable for kids.
While Pickleball started off as a fun family activity for a couple of inventors it is quickly becoming a sport that is enjoyed by families around the country and, eventually, around the globe.
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