A funny thing happened earlier this week.
I was working with some financial services folk up in the City. We were writing stuff on those big post-it notes and sticking them up on the wall. I peeled off a post-it and there, sandwiched into the pack, was a crisp new fiver.
How the hell did it get there? It couldn’t have just slipped in as someone was carrying the post-its in a bag because there were no signs of the pack being crumpled. It must have been put in there deliberately, though not by anyone in the group I was working with. They were as surprised as I was when it popped out.
Perhaps someone put the fiver into the pack to see how honest the facilitator was. I doubt it though because most of the people there knew me and, if they were going to play a trick, would probably have come up with something more inventive than that.
Maybe the post-it pack had been used in some sort of management game where money was placed in between the notes as some kind of reward. Again, though, I can’t see the people I was working with indulging in something like that.
Or could it be that someone is just placing fivers in post-it notes for the hell of it?