23 Sep The Foreseeable Future
“Ryan, will you still be using the same lunchbox 10 years from now?”
As the saying goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” So yes, engineer Ryan Lefeld has had his little purple and green lunchbox for the past 10 years, (and likely before he ever started at Choice One). And unless there is some kind of future, unknown mini-cooler catastrophe, he’ll still have 10 years from now.
Like Ryan, we are all pretty stereotypical engineering-types: practical, consistent, and frugal. From Megan wearing bags on her shoes to Caray using an old box as a briefcase, we like sensible, simple reliability. We do get out of our comfort zones, like wearing shirts without pockets or making coffee in the morning AND afternoon. But getting a new lunchbox after 10 years? Probably a little too progressive for our typical engineer.
Assuming he doesn’t resort to grabbing his daughter’s lunchbag, we’d bet that Ryan still has the same lunchbox in 10 years. Make note, Nick, to check back in 2032—by that time, it’s sure to be stylish again. As the saying goes: “What’s old is new again!”