When our recent summer intern Ciara Capozzi filed her report to U Vic, she made more than a few references to the prevalence of Zombies within our corporate culture.
We now find our entire office building sealed off by heavy white plastic paper and there is a helicopter flying overhead. We can’t go out for food…so we will be forced to turn within.
Now, where are those interns hiding.
To set the record straight, we are not Zombies. Three of us have babies at home and more on the way, and they bear the closest resemblance.
A few more of us enjoy doing our work in either the wee hours or the late ones. Those dark circles under our eyes are not from eating limbs.
We are busy all the time and move at great speeds. That’s obviously not zombie territory, because those dead guys lurch about in slow motion and you can just push them over. There are no pushovers at Copeland.
Do we obsess about them? Fine. We do.
- We refer to bad ideas that refuse to die as Zombies. These often come from our clients. Good people like you!
- We dress like them. That is matter of photographic record.
- We exchange Zombie pics, posters, little green guys and make-up suggestions.
In a job interview we might ask you to name 5 zombie flicks. If you can’t, we will eat you.
And for the record, 28 Days Later and REC are not Zombie movies. Those people were infected with Rage.
I hope that puts the matter to rest.
NOTE: Savvy bloggers like Michael Gass or Jay Baer would never recommend this post for gaining new business. They would say people are too busy for nonsense and there is nothing here that can help their business, just self-indulgent drool. We will eat them too.