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Thank You MBC

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : December 10, 2005

Today I received a Christmas present in the mail from the Minnesota Baptist Conference.  At first, I thought it was a large framed picture.  Upon opening the box, I found an enormous (10×10 inch) bar of milk chocolate bearing the logo of the Minnesota Baptist Conference.  I immediately burst out laughing.

Don’t get me wrong; it is a cool gift.  But I couldn’t help but wonder the though processes which lead to the decision to send such a gift:

Mr. X. walks into the office of Truett Lawson, president of the Minnesota Baptist Conference.  Truett is busy doing important paperworky stuff.

Mr. X: "Hey Truett, what should we send to our pastors and church platners this year as a gift of appreciation?"

Truett: "I dunno.  I was thinking of something with our logo on it."

Mr. X: "Like a mug or t-shirt? How about a mouse pad?"

Truett: "Nah.  I was thinking of something like a gigantic piece of milk chocolate…do you think we could get a huge piece of chocolate with our logo on it?"

Mr. X: "Excellent idea, sir! Consider it done!

Truett: Returns to important MBC work.

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3 Responses to “Thank You MBC”

  1. Gregg on December 10th, 2005 3:32 pm

    I can’t believe it. Really. Affirmation through chocolate? I’ve gotta think about this a bit, but I’ve got a feeling that somebody in the BGC office reconnected with their childhood dreams after a recent encounter with Burton’s revision of the chocolate factory.

    But a king-kong-size cornerstone-like piece of cocoa fun Why not include a picture of the BGC president in it??

    Maybe they were thinking it’d be a way to connect with your neighbors…ahem…

  2. toddh on December 11th, 2005 10:37 pm

    Classic… you just can’t make up stuff like this!

  3. jeff on December 14th, 2005 11:12 am

    Damn! I didn’t get one this year. I looked forward every year to taking a huge bite out of the MBC.

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