Friday

mine's a Guinness



I work at a university. The same university that I studied at, although I have worked elsewhere. I just ended up back here by coincidence.

I never really liked the catering facilities on campus when I was a student here and my standards were much lower. I much preferred the independent cafes, pubs and sandwich shops that are only 2 minutes walk off campus and certainly no more expensive but I find it hard to persuade some of my colleagues to make the extra walk. Occasionally when I'm not in the mood to eat my lunch on my own I head over to the student union for a quick pint and an inevitably bad sandwich. Outside in the courtyard this lunchtime, one of the bigger recruitment companies was giving away freebies with their branding on, trying to catch the attention of the 'just about to graduate' crowd.

Always up for a freebie, I wandered over to see what the deal was. 2 disinterested students/recent grads were manning 2 [insert name of company] branded icecream vendor carts in the barely above zero temperatures. The carts and the free smoothies that were being given away bore the legend "Drink yourself clever" and the company logo. Nothing else. The carts were stationed inbetween 2 of the main bars on campus and judging by the time it took to get a pint and a table, I think that the message was getting through.

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