Kate lost. I was with Jon when he received the call from her, and it was just absolutely priceless. Priceless.
The 20 minutes commenced at 6:13 PM last Thursday evening. Kate had decided that a viable strategy would be to remove the cheese from the slices, sandwich two slices, and eat the body of the pizza first. In order to maintain her focus and enthusiasm, at full volume she played such selections as the Rocky Theme Song, Eye of the Tiger, and Don’t Stop Believin. Todd (her teammate, who was also in the room) stated that his productivity in those 20 minutes was far greater than that of any other time in the day. This led me to believe that motivational music should be piped into the office one day a week to enhance performance. Mr. Giuliani will address these concerns further.
At that time it was decided upon by the judge (aka, me) that a time extension would be granted for the sake of finishing the pizza. As Kate had neither finished the entire pizza nor yodeled in the porcelain canyon, I felt it was appropriate to alter the terms in this way. In the ensuing 40 minutes, though greatly weighted and slowed down by 8 slices of pizza making their way through her gastrointestinal system, she pushed through with the gusto of any good Italian from
At this point Jesse and Courtney had been admitted into the room for approximately 10 minutes and were aiding in the encouragement and sometimes kicking-in-the-butt to help Kate complete the task at hand. I extended the competition to 60 minutes, saying Kate had to finish the cheese in the remaining 10 minutes. I warmed the cheese so as to assist in the ease of delivery from the mouth to the stomach.