Witness what a workplace full of engineers can become:
My company is sponsoring a chili cookoff during the first week of February. We got the first email just after the first of the year and had to commit to our level of participation in the contest and assign a team member to the official tasting panel. The day the first email came out, my teammate and I decided what variety of chili we are serving and what accessories should accompany it. Note that this was over a month before the contest.
During the past two weeks, I've solicited recipes and made one test batch for my teammate's approval. This year the competition can include dessert as well. We have done some research, chosen three different potential recipes and we will be testing one recipe each in the next week.
Today, I eavesdropped on the neighboring team's discussion scheduling their chili making session and my teammate and I are making preparations to get the additional appliance we need for our chili submission.
Anyone else think competition is not a great idea for an office of engineers?