HOUSTON, TX- For the 9th year in a row the Houston office of TVMan, Inc. reigned supreme in the annual company wide blood drive besting the New York office by a single pint with only thirty seconds left on the clock.
“Its for a great cause and the employees really like the competition, ” said Armand Mathiew, team captain for the Paris office.
Employees say this year was by far the closest and most exciting of all the blood drives in the company’s history.
“We were all huddled around Facebook watching the other branches post their totals,” said Sheila Williams, captain of the TVMan, Inc. Houston team.
“With about an hour to go we saw that the Paris office was way behind and out of it, but we were in second place behind New York,” said Williams. “It was time to start our Secret Plan.”
The “Secret Plan” centered around star donor Larry A. Clayton, a 95-year-old security guard in the Houston office.
“Larry usually takes a nap around 4pm”, said Williams. “When he dozed off we went in and hooked him up.”
Employees gathered about cheering. “GO! GO!” as the last drops from Clayton’s arm filled the bags needed to victory. Just before the clock went off he was able to give the 6 pints needed to beat the New York office.
“Well played Houston,” said Angelica Pinto a designer in the New York office. “They had a plan and we didn’t, wait until next year.”
When Clayton woke up and was told of his role in the victory he was very humble and had little to say.
“Where am I?” Clayton joked as his fellow employees cheered.
For his heroic efforts the long time employee received a tee-shirt that says, “I Gave”, and a bottle of scotch.
Unfortunately he used the bottle of scotch to rehydrate and will be out for a few days.
“Brave man”, said Charles Hastings the first paramedic to arrive on the scene.
Employees are already planning next years competition.