Memory of the Month: One of these things is not like the others

By on February 16, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

This photo was taken at a company outing in the 1940s; clearly a celebration of some sort. That’s GEICO Founder Leo Goodwin standing tall and looking serious in the middle. He’s flanked by a group of colleagues who are … well, somewhat shorter and a lot less serious. Even back then, way before the introduction of the Gecko, GEICO associates knew that they didn’t have to be boring just because they worked at an insurance company!

What caption would you write for this latest addition to our Memory of the Month series?

30 responses to “Memory of the Month: One of these things is not like the others

  1. Twitch says:

    Casual Friday can be confusing to some.

  2. Brian says:

    If a company’s success is a reflection of it’s employees appearance, then we’re in serious trouble!

  3. Steve says:

    “The fourth one from the left, officer; he’s the one who saved me 15% on my car insurance in 15 minutes.”

  4. Jenn says:

    Saving Money with Geico, its what all the fashionable people are doing.
    15 minutes could save you enough to have these fashions, sense not includes.

  5. Vivian says:

    The end of prohibition celebration.

  6. Rita Post says:

    You should have seen the group that was not hired!

  7. Renee says:

    The Geico Family Reunion!

  8. Rodney Moore says:

    Goonies amongst us!

  9. Dylan Alliata says:

    You don’t have to dress up to save on car insurance.

  10. Reggie says:

    The young lady showing off her garter is in CLEAR violation of the GEICO dress code, hope security escorted her out of the building

  11. JP says:

    “Hey Abe, do these boots make me look silly?”

  12. Mike W says:

    Gertrude, being the risqué gal that she is, decides to show some knee. 

  13. Virgil C says:

    “I’ll never build a successful Insurance Company with these clowns.”

  14. Emsm says:

    Let’s do the time warp again!

  15. RW says:

    Gertrude says: “Maybe if I show some knee, I’ll get a raise.

  16. Neil O'Connor says:

    I hate Friday afternoon meetings.     

  17. Lloyd marshall Jr. says:

    The third one from the left… did she give someone the idea for “Big Bird” some 20-25 years later?

  18. JB says:

    honey, I’m trying to tell you, no one else will insure us! We HAVE no other choice!

  19. Suzanne says:

    We offer something for everyone!

  20. pa says:

    Read this on a Monday! Definately made me laugh thanks!

  21. mary says:

    If these folks can sell Geico it has to be great insurance

  22. Leon says:

    okay! will the clown that stole the chairs bring them back now!

  23. JP says:

    GEICO’s founder meets with the CEO’s of Allstate, State Farm, Progressive, Travelers and USAA to discuss the serious nature of the insurance business.

  24. EPerkins says:

    No, no, really Mardi Gras is in New Orleans.  We really must leave to make it there in time.

  25. angela says:

    those boots look like the ones my niece got for xmas in 2010 and the lady at the end has on the t-strap sandels i ordered from belks last night. no really !!!!!

  26. angela says:


  27. Lloyd marshall Jr. says:

    In conjunction with my last posting… I think of that “Sesame Street” song where the singer begins, “One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same, etc.”

  28. Carol says:

    We pulled the maid off the phones to serve the milk and cookies.  Now….  let’s get this party started!

  29. Memory says:

    Fun times back in the day
    Our humor already on display
    One serious, some funny, some risque’
    Forerunners of the Gecko and Caveman at play
    We were proud of our company, even then, I’d say
    I’m blessed to have worked here for 40 years with no dismay
    We’re following in great footsteps happily selling GEICO all the way!

  30. Deanna says:

    This is why we can’t drink during lunch any more….