Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Coast Guard Quality Performance Consultant’s Scavenger Hunt in Atlanta, January 2005

How many items can we get?

Sole ground rule: You must use the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to guide your actions and decisions.
  • Match book
  • Match book from business not in Georgia
  • Back scratcher
  • A trinket from Las Vegas
  • Boxer shorts with cartoon character on them
  • Photograph of self in front of house where Gone with the Wind was written
  • MARTA subway token
  • Token/card from another city’s mass transit system
  • Picture of a former Coast Guard Quality Performance Consultant
  • A Dr. Evil doll
  • T-shirt with picture to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on it
  • Signature (or copy of) of the current Commandant or the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
  • Napkin from Hooter’s Restaurant
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from University of Georgia
  • Rental car agreement
  • Stub from a movie ticket
  • Prayer rug
  • Georgia driver’s license
  • Timecard for Courtyard/Fairfield employee
  • Diaper, size 4
  • Chopsticks
  • Food made from peaches
  • Trinket from Coke (not a bottle of)
  • MARTA bus schedule
  • Bible
  • Book of Mormon
  • Something written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • A pair of red, high-top sneakers
  • A quality statement from an Atlanta business
  • Photograph of Atlanta skyline
  • Postcard from someplace other than Georgia
  • A patch from a local police or fire department
  • Fishnet stockings
  • Full size hanger with regular size hook
  • Voice message of greetings from an absent LANT QPC
  • Protest sign from today’s counter inauguration protests
  • An essay or poem written by Peter Stinson
  • URL for the Atlantic Area QPC blog
  • Photograph/picture of a Coast Guard 41-foot UTB
  • Official Georgia State Map
  • Copy of Stephen Covey’s The 8th Habit
  • A priest’s collar
  • Ying/Yang symbol
  • A Rolex-knockoff watch
  • Nail clippers
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from Morehouse College
  • Bottle of imported beer
  • A chocolate bar made in Europe
  • Georgia peanuts
  • Matchbox car
  • Receipt from Wal-Mart
  • A thumb/flash drive
  • Copy of today’s Washington Post
  • A Fedex address label
  • A holiday postage stamp
  • A pack of matches from Sheraton Hotel
  • Accurate latitude/longitude of the Courtyard/Fairfield complex
  • Picture/photograph of a baby
  • Cherry cough drop
  • A feather
  • Trinket from CNN
  • A feather boa
  • Trinket from Olympics held in Atlanta
  • Ace of Spades from a deck of cards
  • A ring
  • A stick of flavored lip balm
  • Name, address, and phone number of executive director of Georgia’s quality award program
  • A leaf
  • Copy of an organization’s sexual harassment statement
  • Map of the City of Atlanta
  • An aeronautical chart
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from Spellman College
  • Toothpick
  • A job application for a restaurant
  • A real USA passport
  • A gun lock
  • A wet bathing suit
  • Paper hat from Krispy Kreme
  • Unopened roll of cherry Lifesavers
  • Napkin or matchbook from local ballet
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from Georgia State University
  • Bulletin from Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • A road/traffic/street sign
  • A proclamation from an elected official
  • A red balloon
  • Trinket from Hard Rock Cafe
  • A customer feedback card from a business (not a hotel)
  • Coca-Cola in a glass bottle
  • A bandaid
  • A whistle
  • Taxi receipt
  • Laundry detergent
  • Business card from someone not in the Coast Guard or hotel business
  • Pair of pink socks
  • Copy of Form 1040 for tax year 2004
  • An empty “Number 10” tin can
  • Handout/flyer for a downtown Atlanta business
  • A marble
  • A can of Play Dough modeling clay
  • A pencil personalized with the name of a school or business
  • A tire iron
  • A utility bill
  • A blank, unvoided, check from a Georgia bank
  • Playbill from a professional theatre offering
  • Tie with lining with four or more gold stripes
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from Georgia Tech
  • A music CD
  • A hard boiled egg
  • An eight track tape or vinyl record
  • TSA-accessible luggage lock
  • A plastic cup
  • A butterfly
  • A bone
  • A bell
  • A Georgia auto license plate
  • Hospital patient gown
  • A bio of Peter’s favorite Coast Guard O-6
  • A rubbing of a cemetery marker
  • A gold fish
  • A pair of nose hair clippers
  • Apron
  • Photograph of self at Centennial Olympic Park
  • A copy of an official Coast Guard message
  • Composition notebook
  • Driver’s license with commercial endorsement
  • Pack of loose leaf paper
  • Brochure of services for an Atlanta consulting firm/branch office
  • A coffee pot
  • A lemon
  • A dust bunny
  • Wheel chocks
  • List of the current five Service Chiefs
  • Windshield wiper blade
  • White plastic fork
  • A pocket watch
  • An article of clothing with “U. S. Coast Guard” embroidered/silk-screened on it
  • Wrapper for a McDonald’s hamburger
  • Copy of 2005 Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence
  • Long handled soda spoon (such as from Diary Queen)
  • Copy of a February 2005 issue of a monthly magazine
  • A military challenge coin
  • A Golden Dollar
  • Contact lens holder
  • Copy of a team member’s personal mission statement
  • Poem (or collection of poetry) by a former President of the United States
  • A trashy novel
  • A copy of The Coast Guardsman’s Manual
  • Trinket from the Georgia State Capitol
  • A button with a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on it
  • Whoopie cushion
  • Lobby deposit check from a bank or credit union
  • Box of NoDoz stay-awake tablets
  • Mark Graham Brown’s Little Book
  • A USPS change of address package
  • A shot glass with something Georgia-like on it
  • A Georgia quarter dollar
  • A “Do not Disturb” sign from a hotel other than Courtyard/Fairfield
  • An electric toothbrush
  • A black, plastic comb
  • A red, ink, ballpoint pen
  • Wallet-sized photograph of a family member
  • Scarlet O’Hara doll
  • Blonde wig
  • A baseball
  • A mini-lacrosse stick
  • A tube of lipstick
  • A bagel
  • A handwritten note or letter from a spouse or significant other
  • A paper-based day planner
  • A stuffed animal
  • An electronic copy of George Yacus’ doctoral dissertation (or hard copy of the title page)
  • A “fire” hat
  • A grass skirt
  • A yellow rose
  • A love poem
  • A resume
  • Ticket from a dry cleaner
  • A large rock (bigger than a fist)
  • A wedding invitation
  • A dozen grains of uncooked rice
  • A big, huge cowboy-style belt buckle
  • A fedora
  • A musical instrument
  • A checkbook register
  • A Braves’ ball cap
  • A stick of staples
  • A micro-cassette recorder
  • A stuffed rodent
  • Picture of the reigning Miss Georgia
  • A soda can foam cover thing
  • Trinket (keychain, hat, t-shirt, etc.) from Clark University
  • A soup spoon
  • A piece of Bazooka bubble gum
  • A framed/engraved mission statement from a real business
  • A pair of Birkenstocks
  • A Last Will and Testament
  • A bullet
  • An iPod
  • Sleeve for Amtrak train ticket
  • Boarding pass for a flight not this week
  • An application to become a student at a institution of higher education in Atlanta
  • A man purse
  • A restaurant menu
  • A local business’s strategic and/or business plan
  • A bathrobe
  • A golden egg
  • A pair of wax lips
  • A copy of Dr. Nash’s informal training request form
  • Coast Guard CPO (E-7) collar insignia
  • An elevator inspection certificate card
  • Something no one else will bring
Have fun!

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