Wichita, KS – What started as just another meeting at the Health Info Group quickly went into territory unknown this morning when guest presenter, Jimmy Lopez, came cruising through the conference room door with a big box of coffee mugs.
According to sources, the first reaction was one of general confusion.
“First there was a sudden silence in the room,” reported one meeting attendee. “Then a building buzz of of questions. People were turning to their neighbors and asking, ‘What the hell do coffee mugs have to do with ACA reforms in public hospitals?'”
But then Lopez made it clear what was happening. He was giving these things out for free.
According to him, things didn’t go quite as he’d planned at first.
“Right away there was skepticism,” Lopez said. “I get it, though. I was there turning everything they knew about the capitalist system on its head. But once they realized there was no catch, well…all hell broke loose.”
Reported one conference goer, “I’ve got a few coffee mugs at my desk, but this one was a really slick little number. A solid red, perfect handle size, very lightweight, I mean, this thing is ready to move. Plus it has ‘Analysts Do It Better’ written on the side. So yeah, I was going to do anything I had to for that mug.”
After 20 years in the business, health care analyst Shawn Barnes says he had never seen anything like it.
“The world exploded when those mugs started flying,” said Barnes. “Frankly, there are about 15 minutes of that meeting that I just don’t remember, and I think I’d like to keep it that way.”
Once the box was empty and everyone had a new coffee mug, the meeting continued on as planned. However, the coffee machine on the second floor still hasn’t recovered.