Dawn Corrigan, 8/4/2014

Current Occupation: Program Manager in the Housing industry
Former Occupation(s): Editor, Tech Writer, Tech Support Manager, Administrative Assistant, Web Content Writer, Researcher, Customer Support Specialist, New Media Specialist, Operations Manager
Contact Information: Dawn Corrigan has published poetry and prose in a number of print and online journals. Her debut novel, an environmental mystery called Mitigating Circumstances, was published by Five Star/Cengage in January 2014. It centers around work done in the Planning and Zoning Department of a fictionalized version of Gulf Breeze, Florida. She resides in the real Gulf Breeze with "Kelly W.", whom she married a couple years after the Great Debate.

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The Great Lunch Debate of 2004

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:54 PM

To: Tech Support

Subject: Friday's lunch

Hi All,

Remember, by tomorrow we need to give George our decision about what we’d like for lunch on Friday.

We can choose from Traditional Menu | Lunch Plates or the International Menu, but we all need to reach a consensus (or rather, two consensuses—vegetarian and carnivore). There’s a movement on the table to select the Sausage Lasagna for the carnivores. Discuss.

Thanks,

Dawn

P.S. Don’t dismiss the Pupupas con Queso either!

 

From: Nick N.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:04 AM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

I believe that sausage lasagna is not only better for frontline tech support, it is better for America. That is why I'm voting for sausage lasagna.

I'm Nick N. and I approve this message.

 

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 8:56 AM

To: Tech Support

Subject: FW: Friday's lunch

Now THAT’S what I call an endorsement! And Nick wasn’t even the first one who suggested the sausage lasagna, so you can’t accuse him of endorsing himself. However, it would be interesting to know if any money or “favors” exchanged hands between Nick’s cubicle and the one directly to my left.

Others have indicated interest in Spanish steak, chicken cacciatore, or chicken parmesan, but not with the straightforward simplicity and quiet, yet direct strength that make us proud to be Americans. I, however, remain neutral as the Supreme Court. I’m only suggesting that if the rest of you want to defeat the sausage lasagna movement, you’d better start campaigning now.

I leave you with this thought: think of the carbohydrates, for the love of all that is good!

 

From: Kris P.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 9:35 AM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

Nick N. would like you to believe that Sausage Lasagna should be the choice of the American People, and as such, the choice of the Frontline team. But back in the last referendum, he voted against S.L in favor of another dish, Chicken Parmesano, which doesn't even contain sausage. This kind of flip-flopping on issues is bad for frontline, and bad for America, that's why I vote YES on Proposition 42, to bring the values of Chicken Cacciatore back to the American people. Remember, the cost is the same, but what price will we pay if Sausage Lasagna is allowed free reign in this great land.

I'm Kris P., and I approved this message.

 

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 10:38 AM

To: Tech Support

Subject: FW: Friday's lunch

A compelling message from the sponsor of Proposition 42.

 

From: John L.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 10:45 AM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

i support prop. 42. the chicken cacciatore sounds great.

 

From: Nick N.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:02 AM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

America. This is a land built on American values. Values like bravery, integrity, perseverance, and sausage. But some fringe elements of tech support are begging to undermine these fundamental values. Groups like the proponents of Proposition 42. They would lead you to believe that chicken is good for Tech Support. Chicken. Think about that. Is this the message you want to send to America's enemies? That we are chicken? I believe that we are a better America, a stronger America. That is why I encourage you to vote against Prop 42 and vote for Sausage Lasagna. If you vote for chicken, the terrorists have already won.

I'm Nick N. and I approve this message.

 

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:15 AM

To: Tech Support

Subject: FW: Friday's lunch

A message from the “We Are Not Chicken” faction.

 

From: David K.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:47 AM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

Escalation supports Nick N., Sausage Lasagna, and the American People.

P.S. War is bad, Pease is Good, Sausage is Good. Nick N. 1984

David K.

Implementation Escalation Technician

 

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:13 PM

To: Tech Support

Subject: FW: Friday's lunch

A surprise endorsement from the Escalation Department. There seems to be some Orwellian rhetoric involved, though; perhaps it’s satire?

 

From: Kris P.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:16 PM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

Honesty. Truly a noble virtue to possess, and one that the 'We are not Chicken' party seems to disdain. They call upon tired clichés of party rhetoric to stir the masses, but what are they hiding from the American people? What are the real motives behind these sausage lovers? Well to unearth these facts we have to delve deeper into the message that is being portrayed, stirring quips about terrorists and sausage indeed. I'm sure that Poland was accused of terrorism before another faction of sausage lovers invaded them. Well this party’s stand is that war is not our voice, and neither is sausage, and we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.

I'm Kris P., and I approved this message.

Paid for in part by the 'Sausage is not my voice' Party, and freedom-loving people everywhere.

 

From: Dawn C.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:23 PM

To: Tech Support

Subject: FW: Friday's lunch

A disturbing message from the “Sausage Is Not My Voice” party. The media is beginning to wonder, What exactly is sausage made of, anyway? The FDA is considering launching an investigation. In the meantime, though, I implore all parties to stick to the facts and not to suggest that Soylent Green Is Made of People until the investigation is complete.

As discussions are growing heated, the Speaker of the House calls for an immediate head count and vote to attempt to restore order. Please submit your votes as soon as your duties permit. Non voting members are welcome to submit their input, but are implored to remember that their input is non-binding.

 

From: Kade L.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 12:28 PM

To: Dawn C.; Tech Support

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

In my opinion both platforms are too bloody. What we need is a progressive move away from the death and the killing. We need a base reformation of our goals to better fit with not only our needs, but our fellow inhabitants' needs as well. Our decisions are affecting more than just ourselves. Think of the helpless aminals that are directly affected by our foreign policy. In this coming lunch season I implore you all to take a second look at the issues, and join chance and i in protest against the blood and violence. Cheese Manicotti for president all the way!

If you don't vote with us the aminal's retaliation will be swift and merciless. FEAR US! [and check your media sources]

 

From: Kelly W.

Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 1:03 PM

To: Dawn C.

Subject: RE: Friday's lunch

Where would a Hot Dog fall in the “Sausage Party”?

Concerned Citizen, from equal rights for meats.

 

 

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Who Won: The sausage lasagna was delicious.

2 comments on “Dawn Corrigan, 8/4/2014
  1. allan says:

    great stuff!!..enjoyed it…hope y’all r doon well. love from here.

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