There are many ways to endear oneself to an employer — or to co-workers. And buying Chipotle on your way out of a job, as David Lee did for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, per Warriors social media manager Julie Phayer, is a pretty good way of doing it.
And Phayer says it's not the first time Lee's catered Chipotle for the staff:
Even though he's now a member of the Boston Celtics, after a trade he requested to get him to a team where he could once again have a starting role, this move is sure to leave Warriors staff with full bellies and warm feelings toward a guy who emphatically didn't have to do this. In fact, this is the sort of thing that almost seems explicitly designed to get Lee called "classy" on his way out the door, but long-time readers know I hate that word.
So let's be more specific about it: Lee, who by all accounts handled his relegation from starter to little-used reserve this season with understanding and equanimity, did a generous and thoughtful thing for people who probably deserved a generous and thoughtful thing done for them.
And I'd rather a former Florida Gator be called generous and thoughtful than classy any day.
Also, I want Chipotle now.