This began as a work rant email to my 2 coworkers in 2009.
To rant back and forth was completely normal and our little way of maintaining sanity when we had no idea we were inadvertently standing in the way of solving real world war time problems.. at least that’s how it was interpreted to us.
Our BOSS then: He recently retired after having served our government for over 30 years in many different capacities. As he used to say, back then, they used to get things DONE. And by done, I mean, good old fashioned “Walking down the hallway to route a financial package”. And by “financial package”, I mean, approval and funding for the latest widget for our war fighter, and by “route”, I mean he would literally walk the halls of the Pentagon to the next person on the list, charm, I mean talk, then hand said person a pen and wait for a scribble. His name was Larry and he reminded us of a scruffy Teddy Bear, you know that one that you absolutely love but he makes you angry sometimes? He has the ability to rapidly increase your level of frustration which should require medication and then w/in seconds he turns around and smiles at you and everything is fine. For all these reasons we dubbed him LarBear (his name Larry) and we soon became known as the Care Bears.
I was curious and did some research to connect us to actual Care Bears and quickly sent this email to my cohorts.
We care!! Our family!!
* (JENN - ME) Cheer Bear is a very happy and perky bear, who helps everyone be their happiest and cheer up those who are unhappy. She is pink with a rainbow
as her tummy symbol. In the later Nelvana episodes she sports a ponytail and wears a yellow jacket with puffed sleeves. In Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot , she has a short ponytail with a rainbow ribbon.