My 12-year-old decided he wants to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. So we'll be doing some last-minute shopping Saturday morning.
It reminded me how I won a ribbon at work for my pumpkin design. I worked in computer support, and my bosses drilled into my head that people with computer problems had to call our help desk first. They shouldn't grab me in the hallway.
So I took a pumpkin.
Took it to the sidewalk and dropped it three times.
Put it in a box with the sign "Looks like you'll need to call the help desk."
People looked at my pumpkin and thought it had been vandalized. Then they saw the sign and gave me a ribbon for most creative. And it took the least time to get done.