For years, visitors to ThinkFun have been greeted by a very friendly, very hairy, orangutan named Clyde. Perched in ThinkFun’s reception area, Clyde has welcomed (and oftentimes frightened) unsuspecting guests for several years!
ThinkFun co-founders Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie received the following in the mail today:
Clyde the Orangutan
The ThinkFun Chair
1321 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
April 19, 2010
Dear Andy and Bill:
It is with deep regret that I inform you of my resignation from ThinkFun, effective immediately. I have decided to take another direction in my career.
I want to thank you and the entire ThinkFun team for your guidance, friendship and occasional vacuuming. Sitting in my chair all these years has been quite enlightening – I have seen people come and go; I’ve seen products come and go. But there is no doubt in my mind – ThinkFun is just top bananas!
In case you are wondering, I am leaving to join Edoardo Kulp’s family (Marketing Manager at ThinkFun) as the children’s caretaker – call me the Orangu-nanny! So I’ll be close! If you need anything, like product testing, just call. After all, testing products runs in my family – my cousin is the Samsonite Luggage tester.
Again, thank you ThinkFun!!
Many thanks, Clyde, for your years of service to ThinkFun, and best wishes in your new adventures!