October 12. 2011 | Jason Fleetwood
And who will you be for Halloween?
I sat down with my 5-year old daughter to look through a few magazines and help her decide on a Halloween costume. After a few minutes, I asked “Why don’t you dress up as an accountant – then you could be like Dad?” She thought about it for a second and replied, “No, Dad – girls don’t wear shirts with a tie.” I laughed, but it got me thinking maybe that’s all we are perceived to be - suit, tie, glasses, calculator…yep, you’re an accountant.
Well, what if I stretched that perception? What if I challenged you to think outside the box for your next Halloween party? What if I posed the question, “If you were to dress up as your favorite Watkins Meegan employee for Halloween, who would you be?”
For instance, maybe you could dress up as a professional golfer and go to the party as John Seek. Or perhaps you could suit up as a Webster’s dictionary and go as Tim Pollins. To help you with your Halloween costumes, I came up with several more suggestions:
- What, golf isn’t your game? That’s o.k. – go dressed in your L.A. Lakers purple and gold, and tell everyone you are Landy Thompson.
- The dictionary isn’t your “go to” reference as an accountant? No problem – go as the 2011 Master Tax Guide and tell your friends you are Anne Elliott or Lita Castro.
- You’re just not that into tax? Don’t sweat it – be the hit of the party when you show up as Jerry Hahne or Rob Wilkins wearing a GAAP Guide.
- Some of you may want to head to a party with your friends. Perfect, dress up as the Three Stooges and tell everyone you are Joe Post, Gary Robinson, and Randy Taylor.
- Superheroes – we all love our superheroes. So go as Tom Greenawalt and Eric Rafail and dress up as Batman and Robin (although you may have to fight over who is Batman).
- So you think you can dance? Then put on your best dancewear, go dancing with the stars, and tell everyone you are Patrick “Kip” Huffman.
- Want to dress up as a military officer in support of our troops? No problem – put on your best service dress uniform and tell ‘em you are Lieutenant Colonel Cheryll Justo.
So there you have it – at Watkins Meegan, we’re not just a shirt and a tie. In fact, with a little imagination, we have all of your Halloween party costumes covered.
Wait, what is that you are asking – “But Jason, what if we wanted to go as you?” I am sure you all have a thought on this, but in case you don’t…just throw a red cape around your neck and put a big “S” on your chest.
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