Ai has a unique holiday tradition: on Halloween, the office exchanges costumes, Secret Santa-style. Everyone gets dressed in full upon arriving at work, and we spend the day in costume, including an all-hands trip into Madison Square Park.
Among the notable costumes this year:
- Several impressive homemade costumes, including human sushi, an oompa loompa, and a person dressed as Facebook (my favorite)
- Three men in tights
- A banana and a monkey, who chased each other in public at lunchtime
- Several personality-appropriate costumes, most notably the official Hofstra University mascot (although we all love Mario from Nintendo)
Our park trip included lots of showboating and laughs, and culminated with engineer Skottey, dressed as the Burger King, ordering lunch at the Shake Shack. “Don’t tell anyone I was here,” he said to the cashier.