Thursday, February 11, 2010

BYU Signature Card/ID Center

My friend Elisabeth had a little humorous incident today that brought us all back to thinking about the BYU ID Center.

Did you know that I used to work at the BYU ID Center?  If you're reading this, you probably know me, and if you know me, than I'm sure you've heard me talk about it before.  It is a reality that working at the ID Center is the best job ever.  There is no question.  We are the lucky few who have had the experience.

Here are a few of my favorite memories from my 3 years as an employee at the ID Center. (Off the top of my head, so this will probably be an expanding list).  In no particular order:
  1. Laffy taffy jokes galore during One Stop
  2. Instant Messaging group conversations...even when most, if not all of us, were in the same room :)
  3. Decorating the office for holidays...(Remember the Grinch on Chris' door?)
  4. Sharing the joy of music videos over and over again.  (Everytime I hear "Bad Day" or "Home", I ALWAYS think of the ID Center)
  5. Enforcing the honor code ("Did you shave today?  No?  Well, we have razors and shaving cream that you can use, or you can come back another time")
  6. Freshmen with their parents ("No, actually, you can't use your ID to verify your son's ID, he is an adult now...he needs to have his own")
  7. Ann
  8. Our (perhaps one-sided) rivalry with the Info Desk (I don't know if rivalry is the right word, but you girls know what I mean)
  9. Shimmying at the webcam...I almost forgot this happened. :)
  10. Group shots on Herman Munster's account
Like I said, I'm sure this list will grow and grow.  All I know is that it was weird to not end up there in some way or another every day.

"Best kept secret on BYU campus".  No one could ever quite fathom the greatness of it all.  I'm pretty sure it was the people.  I love you girls!!


Bekah said...

I totally remember when you worked there. I came in and got a good picture taken...sadly that card got I don't have my cool BYU ID card anymore. :(

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

I have chills reading this.. Oh my gosh, that was one of the best times of my life. I also loved. I'm going to think about this some more and write a post too.. I love walking down memory lane, with some of my best friends. Ever.

Jaclyn said...

As soon as I saw the title, I remembered that you worked there. Love it--

shea said...

Yes yes and yes!!!! I totally agree. I love you gals and miss those times. Thanks for posting this Trulie. I have one of many to add to your list: the un-nepotism of the ID center hiring. p.s. I've taken that to a whole new level. There are now four Averetts who have worked for ID Center/Signature Card and my little sister is already promised a job from Jon. Haha! Two of my brothers currently work there. Oh and Jon said if I decide to come back for a masters at any point I'd have a job. :)