Thursday, July 10, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 410 - This Old 2 Hour House Edition


Day 410 / Hat 410: Yellow HDPE plastic hard hat with gray plastic and fabric interior harness. Black printing on front reads: "2 Hour House." Interior stamping on plastic says "made in the USA" and interior sticker indicates the manufacturer is Bullard of Cynthiana, Ky.

First question: What the H - E double hockey sticks is 2 Hour House? According to its website (and I quote):

"2Hour House is the ultimate event based, project management process – designed to change our understanding and acceptance of existing leadership, team-building, management expectation. It shifts the global mindset from ordinary to extraordinary, and inspires us to begin breaking the rules, so we can all break records in our business and personal lives."

Huh? Reading between the lines it seems like it's trying to teach us that anything's possible if we all work in two hours! (Actual slogan: "What does building a house have to do with your business? EVERYTHING!")
together/communicate well -- like building an entire house

Second question: How did I end up with this hat? Well, as I warned y'all back at PC 67, I had long ago been designated the cube farm's "safety officer," a role which entitled me to wear a hard hat along with a snazzy blaze orange vest. For years the two items have been sitting here under my desk (see accompanying photographic evidence).

How this advertising lid (ad lid?) ended up as a designated safety helmet I don't know, but if it keeps me from getting knocked on the noggin while performing officer heroics I'm all for it (though I hope evacuating the Baja Features cube farm takes far less than two hours.)

Related:
PC 310: Reservations
PC 110: Stealth Croaker
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins

Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1. 

1 comment:

Kenley William said...

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