Place item was collected
South Jordan, Utah
Point of Discovery/Informant Bio
Alisa Monson is my mother. After raising 4 children, she decided that she wanted to finish her bachelor’s degree online. She graduated last year from BYU Idaho. Alisa had never held a job in my lifetime, so when she took a job as a receptionist, my whole family was shocked.
Alisa worked as a receptionist in the Copper Hills High School attendance office in West Jordan, UT. She and most of her co-workers were mothers and worked there primarily for the social aspect, rather than for need of money. She worked this job for about 8 months before becoming an online teacher for BYU Pathways. She sent me this story after I sent a message to my whole family asking for submissions.
At first, Alisa was hesitant to tell me this story because it wasn’t a “mean” prank. However, when I told her she didn’t have to be sending me “mean” pranks she got excited and immediately sent me this story.
Dr. Lynne McNeill
Semester and year
Monson, Megan, "Office Birthday Princess" (2018). USU Student Folklore Fieldwork. Paper 559.