Memory of the Month: What’s the story, Maury?

By on July 30, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends, Working at GEICO

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

Here’s one that’ll challenge you caption-writers out there. Having labored in associate communications here for many moons, I can almost guarantee that this scene was part of some sort of video being shot for consumption by GEICO employees. I’d guess that this photo is from the late 1970s or early 1980s – shortly before I joined the franchise.

Note that in the background is an “audience” comprised of pictures of other employees, who are “observing” whatever the three people in the center are up to. The gent on the left is lifting some sort of lid, below which appears to be a copy of the tabloid we used to publish monthly to keep our employees informed about all that goes on at GEICO.

We’ve always been committed to sharing news and information about the company with our employees, letting them know about the actions and achievements of their colleagues in other locations. Of course, there were only a few thousand to inform back then, compared to the more than 28,000 it takes to keep GEICO ticking these days.

The tabloid is long gone – we published the last issue in 2000. The company intranet is the place to go for such news now. Just what message the folks in this photo were trying to send, though, is a mystery.

If you have a clue, please share it in the comments below.