Ever wondered what random thoughts and ideas lurk in the minds of gap employees?  If you haven’t sat around coming up with unique and weird questions to ask your coworkers, then you’ve clearly never been at a loss for a blog topic.  Since I have experienced both of these phenomenons, I thought it only fair to share what I found out when I posed said questions to gappers!

What song best describes your work ethic?

She Works Hard for the Money – Donna Summer

My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action)” – The Flaming Lips

Rumpshaker – Wreckx-N-Effect : “I do tons of ‘check baby, check baby, 1-2-3-4’ when QCing retail pricing”

The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

Slow Ride – Foghat

Achilles Last Stand – Led Zeppelin

Hustlin’ – Rick Ross

Hard Day’s Night – Beatles

Workin’ for the Weekend – Loverboy

Which coworker would you allow to babysit your kids?

Laurel Popplewell . Especially on wild-wear Wednesdays

Kim Plavan. She always has snacks and her lunches always smell amazing


Val Alde-Hayman. And only Val

Kim Plavan. She always has snacks and her lunches always smell amazing

Katie Hess. She is a superstar Aunt to her nephew

I have kids?!

Christine Abuyen

Karen Hartzman

Scott Peterson

If Gary Peterson were a superhero, what would his name be? What would his super power be? What would his kryptonite be?

Hockey stick man… Having incredible accuracy with shooting hockey pucks at bad guys… Watching any Dallas Cowboys game

The Hedgehog… Quills of Justice… Badgers (Google said they’re hedgehogs natural enemy)

Super Hexta11… Make the Flyers win the Stanley Cup… All other hockey teams

Fly Guy… Hockey stick twirling… Flyers losing to the Penguins

Super CEO Man… Wielding the Hockey Stick of Justice… The sauce from Phil’s BBQ

Self-Improvement Superman… The ability to prescribe the best self-improvement technique to any situation… no weakness

Magical Texas Hockey Man… He could project his voice miles across the world, and defeat his enemies with a hockey stick. Like Thor’s hammer… The Pittsburgh Penguins

If you could come back as someone else, who would it be?

Definitely a cat. Those furballs have got it made

Tyler Durden

Han Solo

Elon Musk, he’s the real-life Tony Stark (Iron Man)

JT, every male is kidding themselves if they say anyone else


I wouldn’t hate Shakira’s life


Whoever was voted People Magazines sexiest man alive.

John Elway

Carrie Underwood

Rebecca Black

What song do you know all the words to, but wish you didn’t?

A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins

I know a lot of Jingles that I’m not particularly proud of

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

The Ghostbusters Theme Song

Chatahoochie – Alan Jackson

Stacy’s  Mom – Fountains of Wayne

All Jonas Brothers songs

Most early 90’s R&B songs

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Cups – Anna Kendrick

One thing you HAVE to do before bed?

Honorable Mention: write one sentence in my journal about the happiest part of my day.

If you had a snail that granted wishes, what would you name it?


Robin Williams

Emilio Estevez

Gary! after Spongebob’s snail, not after Gary Peterson, no offense ;)

Tater Tot


Snailio Iglesias

John. I think he would appreciate a normal name after all the crappy names you all gave him

If you could only have 3 electrical appliances in your house, what would they be?

MacBook, Vitamix, Wood Chipper

Fridge, radio, lamp

Microwave, Laptop, Technics 1200 turntable

Stand Mixer, Range, Refrigerator

Oven, TV, Smart Phone. The three essentials.

Phone charger, microwave, Keurig

Coffee maker, toaster, laptop charger

Coffee maker, microwave, fridge – in that order, girls gotta survive

Refrigerator, washer, stove

TV, Computer and I’m good

TV, Coffee maker, Blow Dryer

Refrigerator, Range, Coffee machine

Refrigerator, Vacuum, Studio Monitors / Speakers

Washer, Dryer, Stovetop


When you go on a trip, when do you pack?

The night before x 7

When I can procrastinate no longer

About 2 days before if I’m excited, then repack the night before because I’m paranoid I forgot something

I think about it for weeks.  Pack in the midnight hours before the trip, usually too busy to do it at an earlier time but way too excited to sleep anyway

I start planning my outfits in advance in case I need to go shopping.  I normally pack the night before

2 weeks before, then end up taking everything out because I ran out of clothes

What do you think about when you’re alone in the car?

What I’m going to eat for dinner that night / Food x3

What would happen if an asteroid landed nearby and I became radioactively enhanced, consequently forcing me to choose between living my life as a hero or a rockstar villain

Why is the radio so annoying, why are all the people driving around me so annoying, why does it take me so long to get home?

How Macaulay Culkin actually gets lost in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York…I mean he’s on the plane with them at some point…does he get lost in the airport? I can’t remember


I hope I don’t butt dial someone to hear me “sing” along with the radio

How FM 94.9 has taken a HUGE turn for the worse lately, who the heck is in charge there?!?!

Why don’t we have flying cars yet?

Data.  No Joke.

Would you rather slap a bear in the face or throw a snowball at a tiger?

Bear: 4

Tiger: 7

Honorable mentions:

Snowball at a tiger. Then we’d be BFFs

Hard choice, done both and they were equally satisfying

Slap a bear (far more empowering)

Throw a snowball at a tiger. Tigers are my favorite animal; it would be an honor to get that close to one.  Plus if it was to attack they go straight for the jugular, bears slice and dice. Haven’t you ever heard the audio of Grizzly Man’s death? No bears, no thanks

I got kicked out of a zoo for trying the second one

gap impact summary:

  • We like old school rock and oldies!
  • We are fairly trusting with our kids, probably because only one of the people who took part in this questionnaire has a kid.
  • Gary’s hockey stick is pretty darn famous.
  • We’ve got some interesting ideas of “cool” people that we “want to be.”
  • A lot of us have nice white teeth because we brush our teeth before bed.
  • We like coffee… and we like food… we really really like food.
  • Only a few of us are crazy enough to pack more than the night before a trip.