Each year, Grip Design, in Chicago, hosts an eating competition. "It's really a drinking fest loosely masquerading as an eating competition," says principal Kevin McConkey. This year's eating extravaganza, the seventh to date, featured PB&Js and PBR. Previous years' food fests featured hot dogs, tacos, watermelon, pickles, corn on the cob, and eggrolls. Grip sent this invitation to clients, friends, family, and other locally based designers.
Each contestant receives a lunch bag packed with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a juicebox, and a napkin with an encouraging note from "mom," written by principal Kelly Kaminski. The notes included such gems as:
"You're my favorite child. (Don't tell your brother). Love, Mom"
"Stop whining and eat the crusts. Love, Mom"
"Even if you don't win, at least beat that idiot next to you. Love, Mom"
"Make that sandwich your bitch. Love, Mom"
Participants are cheered on while they stuff their pie holes with PB&J's and wash it down with PBR. The event is a super-fun excuse to quit work early and kick off the weekend right.