To: All Employees
From: The Boss
Subject: Halloween decorating
Since Halloween is just around the corner, I figured it’s time to get into the spirit by decorating our department like we do every year. For this year I’ve been doing some brainstorming and think if we all chipped in, we can replace all the fluorescent light bulbs with blacklights and then decorate the office with scary decorations that glow in the dark.
I also think we should set up a mock cemetery in our office complete with styrofoam tombstones and zombie mannequins we can put under the floor where the network cables are run. Since there are 7 of us in our department we can get 7 mannequins and 7 tombstones with our names on them.
Near the entrance to our department I’m planning on setting up a large plastic cauldron filled with dry ice and next to it will be an animated, life-sized talking skeleton which will hang from the ceiling. To top things off, we should throw in a fog machine and a strobe light to further add to the ambiance. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the portable CD player playing Halloween sound effects CD’s.
I have calculated the prices for our decorations and have come up with the following price list:
BLACKLIGHT FLUORESCENT BULBS = $11 X 60 BULBS = $660
ZOMBIE MANNEQUINS = $40 X 7 = $280
STYROFOAM TOMBSTONES = $20 X 7 = $140
PLASTIC CAULDRON = $12
DRY ICE = 100 POUNDS FOR $100
TALKING SKELETON PROP = $37.99
FOG MACHINE = $29.99
FOG MACHINE REFILL = 5 BOTTLES x 39.95 = $199.95
STROBE LIGHT = $15.99
PORTABLE CD PLAYER = $43
HALLOWEEN SOUND EFFECTS CD’S = $15 x 10 CD’S = $150
ASSORTED DECORATIONS = $50
TOTAL = $1718.92
Your individual share comes to $245.56. I’ll be coming around later this afternoon to collect the money and the sooner we have it, the sooner we can get started with our decorating! Let’s make this the best Halloween ever!!!!