Effective August 1, 1989 my job as paralegal at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld was upgraded to full-time with benefits.
As thank-you gifts I gave the Legal Assistant Administrator Maggie Sinnott a box of chocolates. I gave a necktie to Legal Assistant Coordinator J.D. Neary with a note that said: "I need all the coordinating I can get." Fellow legal assistant Jesse Raben told me that J.D. Neary mentioned to him that I had bought him a tie.
J.D. Neary wrote the following acknowledgment to me on his letterhead:
I wanted to write and thank you for the great looking tie. It was really unnecessary but very much appreciated.
If you ever need any "coordinating" don't hesitate to call me.
During the summer of 1991, a brief time after I returned to the office from lunch, my then direct supervisor (Chris Robertson) offered me a piece of chocolate with the odd phrase, "Here, you look like you need some chocolate."