Memory of the Month: Talking turkey

By on March 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

GEICO associates have always had a competitive streak. That has helped us rise from being the nation’s sixth-largest auto insurer in the 1980s (when I began my career here) to our current status as third-largest.

But we’ve always expressed this competitiveness outside the office as well, in assorted after-work leagues. Just like the folks in this 1950s photo, I was a member of a GEICO bowling league early in my career; later, I was commissioner of the softball league at the corporate headquarters.

These leagues help us unwind after a long day of serving our customers, and they give us a chance to get to know our colleagues away from the work environment. And they’re just flat-out fun!

This woman clearly has her game face on, but trust me, she’s having a ball! (Sorry about that lame pun.) What kinds of conversations do you suppose are going on in the background?

14 responses to “Memory of the Month: Talking turkey

  1. carol says:

    How does she do that, when I bowl in a skirt, mine is up around my waist!

  2. Zach says:

    It’s good to see bowling shoes haven’t changed over the years…..

  3. Mr Natural says:

    I really hate that USAA Bowling Team! I can’t wait till we kick their rear-ends in this year’s tourney!

  4. Jim says:

    Using that Aflac duck for our duck-pin bowling tournament was genius!  I’ve never seen so many strikes.

  5. Kevin says:

    Those guys in the next lane need to invest in some Team shirts!

  6. abuf says:

    Guys look at the amount of Calf showing on these girls. “It’s T-SHIRT TIME”

  7. Meeza Jar-Jar says:

    “God, if you help me get a strike on this one, I promise to never go to “Make-Out” point with Milton ever again. I’ll be a good girl.”

  8. Li says:

    Is it just me or are these bowling balls really small in comparison to bowling balls today? They look a little bigger than an orange.

  9. Michelle says:

    Guy in the back: Let me stand by the window. Man, I regret not wearing antiperspirant.

  10. Speedy G says:

    Look at her left hand, she is doing the OK sign, she knows she is winning the

  11. Chris says:

    I would have to agree with Li on that. The dude holding the bowling ball seems as though he could almost hide it in one hand if he had to. haha

  12. Jason says:

    Li and Chris, I could be wrong but I bet they are candlepin bowling.

  13. Greg Marsh says:

    Or it could be duckpins, a popular alternative to tenpins in the D.C. area.

  14. Roy says:

    Do we still have a company team?