well there are lots of things about non profits. i do find that working for them, there is never a dull moment. and the majority of things that happen here, people in the real world would have no idea how to react to them. my prime example is from this past monday.
**some background first: i work in a small childrens museum located just outside of hartford, we have a newer ceo who is very well connected and all of us have been trying to improve our grounds for the little amount of time we have left at this sight, we will be moving next year***
so our very well connected, fearless leader, knew a man who knew a man who had connections with the cow parade, you know where the cows are painted by different artists and then displayed in the down town area. well the parade is long gone, and the cows are just sitting in storage collecting dust. the light bulb went off and someone decided “hey lets donate two of these cows to the childrens museum” us being the non profit, said “FREE??!!??” Bring. It. ON.
monday morning comes along and the cow is being delivered. our ceo was not here yet but his second in command was. not two seconds after he walked out to see the cow, he came rushing back into the office searching frantically for his phone, saying “they cant take THAT off the truck” “he has to see this first” Did he KNOW what the cow looked like?” his final words were “THAT CANNOT COME OFF THE TRUCK!” but it did, and after various other mutterings of “jugs the size of air balloons” and “…pornography” we are now proud owners of a an 11 foot tall mer-cow…
yes ladies and gentlemen, that is what greets me every morning, granted it is still hidden at the back of the building, no one really knows what to do with it and everyone is very concerned with what the mothers of all the small impressionable young children will have to say. personally i think she is cool, but out in front of a childrens museum (that has nothing to do with fish) and not surrounded by any other painted cow…may not be all that appropriate.