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  • - They were like two little chihuahuas

  • just barking at me (barking sounds)

  • I'm like, yo (laughter).

  • Turns out people bring dogs to work.

  • That's dope.

  • I love dogs too, but not when they bark at me.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - When I first started at Buzzfeed,

  • I worked in the kitchen, I worked at the front desk,

  • but I always spent my time in the kitchen.

  • I remember that they were shooting

  • a video there starring Quinta.

  • Who is like this little in real life.

  • She was like reaching up on the shelf.

  • Like she was reaching up to get like a mug.

  • And I was looking at her and I was watching her struggle

  • and I was noticing that there was

  • like a crowd of people right next to her

  • that like didn't help her and I

  • was getting more and more upset

  • cause I'm like look at her,

  • she's clearly struggling.

  • So I walk over like all happy

  • and I'm like, ugh, like grab a mug.

  • I'm like here you go Quinta, I'm so sorry.

  • Like blah, blah, blah, just like so angry for her.

  • And she's like no Curly, like, um...

  • And she points and there's like a camera

  • and it was a scene for the video.

  • And I just remember being like

  • oh I'm happy that you know that like,

  • I've got your back.

  • Like it was kind of cool you know,

  • like I'm one of the real ones and now it's on film.

  • Now you know.

  • (laughter)

  • - This is like embarrassing to even talk about.

  • Curly had shared a post about women

  • like selling their used underwear online.

  • I was like, oh, I'm just interested in this,

  • I'm gonna click this link, so I clicked it,

  • and then I kind of forgot about it.

  • And I had it opened in a new thread.

  • And then I immediately went to this meeting

  • with like five of my other coworkers.

  • During the meeting we were talking

  • about the Olympics and so I pulled up this video,

  • and I turned it around and like played it for everyone

  • and we're like oh that's so cool.

  • The video kept repeating so I didn't

  • want it to keep playing, so I exited out.

  • And the next tab was this website.

  • Honestly you guys should like show what it looks like

  • because it's like this part of a woman with underwear on,

  • and like a big picture and I was like oh my God,

  • I swear I wasn't like, trying to do this,

  • I just clicked this thing that Curly posted.

  • I swear it was Curly, like totally

  • throwing him under the bus.

  • And everyone was like sure Maycie,

  • like no big deal and I just got so red.

  • And it was really embarrassing.

  • - Before working at Buzzfeed,

  • I used to be in the United States Navy.

  • USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76.

  • Finest ship on the fleet.

  • That's right.

  • I'm a military guy you know,

  • transferring over to the civilian world

  • and especially coming to Buzzfeed,

  • God damn, it's completely different yo.

  • Ella was my boss, right?

  • She's right here behind the camera.

  • (laughter)

  • And I remember she was like you have

  • to be here at nine o'clock in the morning.

  • And I'm like, yes ma'am.

  • I almost saluted and everything,

  • you know what I'm saying?

  • I showed up, I'm actually early

  • cause you know in the military,

  • early's on time, on time you're late.

  • I'm ready, I'm sitting down ready to go.

  • Nobody's in the office.

  • Like everybody's late.

  • You know, even Ella.

  • (laughter)

  • And I notice the next day,

  • I'm here early in the morning.

  • I'm here, ready to go, where's everybody?

  • Nobody's still in the office.

  • I was like 9:30, I think that's when

  • people started trickling in here and there.

  • Oh, man, the traffic is bad.

  • I'm like, I couldn't say that in the military.

  • I get in trouble.

  • And then I remember Ella was like

  • it's an hour lunch break, it's at 12 o'clock.

  • I'm like okay cool.

  • In the military, you always gotta check out with somebody.

  • And they always, they take time.

  • It was only 30 minutes.

  • You gotta come back in 30 minutes.

  • An hour?

  • That's cool, that's cool.

  • 12 o'clock came along and I'm walking around,

  • I'm like who, who do I check out with guys?

  • And people are like, I don't know.

  • And they left me.

  • So I'm like walking around not knowing what to (beep) do.

  • And I saw Ella and then I panicked.

  • I'm like oh my God, she thinks I'm not doing anything.

  • (laughter)

  • I panicked, I ran outside,

  • and I did not know what to do.

  • I stood there like an idiot.

  • I was not used to not being micromanaged.

  • - We filmed a video a couple years ago at a farm.

  • And we basically taste tested this stew.

  • The farmer guy wouldn't tell us what was in the stew.

  • He just sat next to us and was like try it.

  • We were on our way out and I was like,

  • oh there's an egg there, there was

  • just an egg that had been laying.

  • And there was nothing, no animals around

  • and he was like, oh yes, for you.

  • And I was like, for me?

  • He was like yes take it.

  • I was like okay.

  • And I'm like, what egg is this?

  • And he was like, it's a duck egg.

  • And I was like, is it gonna hatch?

  • And he was like if you keep it warm it will hatch.

  • Next thing I knew I like kind of froze

  • and I was just riding home with this duck egg

  • and I was freaking out because I'm like

  • what do I do?

  • I asked like a couple of people at work the next day.

  • I was like do I hatch this egg?

  • Or do I have an omelet?

  • Like I don't know.

  • Of course, at Buzzfeed the overwhelming

  • response was to keep the egg.

  • I talked to the girl next to me, Chantel,

  • who said that she happened to have an incubator.

  • And I was like, oh, okay, perfect.

  • After a couple of days had passed

  • I was like messaging the farmer

  • and I'm like okay, so we put it in an incubator, now what?

  • And he was like, oh you're too late now.

  • And I was like what?

  • And he was like, it's not gonna hatch,

  • you had to get it in right away.

  • And I was like, oh okay.

  • He's like, but no worries, I'll fix that.

  • And I was like what do you mean you'll fix that?

  • Two days later I get a package in the mail.

  • And it was like from this weird address.

  • I was like oh no.

  • I open it and then there was like seven eggs in it.

  • And then the worst part is like

  • where it says duck and then it has arrows

  • pointing to like four of the eggs.

  • And then there's another part where it says turkey.

  • And it has arrows pointing to two of the turkey eggs.

  • And I was like, oh my God, I'm gonna be a mother of seven

  • and two of them are gonna be different species.

  • Like I don't, I can't do this!

  • I brought Chantel in, I'm like what do we do?

  • I don't know.

  • And she's like, okay let's just have 'em all hatch

  • and then we'll see what happens 'cause as it turns out

  • like it was very unlikely that even like one would hatch.

  • We only told a few people because we didn't want the office

  • knowing that there were seven eggs in there.

  • We had them thinking there was one the whole time,

  • but really it's like I'm stressing out,

  • Chantel is stressing out, the people that knew

  • there were seven were stressing out

  • cause we're like, there's seven in there,

  • like oh my God what are we gonna do if they hatch?

  • I don't know.

  • Basically only one ended up growing

  • and I was out of town when the hatching was starting

  • and it was my brother's graduation.

  • And like literally, like moments

  • before my brother's about to walk on stage,

  • I get a video call from Justin

  • and he called me being like your duck's about to hatch.

  • And I was like oh my God it's hatching!

  • What?

  • And so then he like shows me the screen

  • and it's like everyone's lined up

  • like around the little incubator

  • and then yeah, I mean I wasn't there,

  • but I watched the duck hatch on camera.

  • And it was crazy.

  • So then we had a duck in the office

  • so that people could chill with him.

  • He would wander around the office freely.

  • Like literally, he would like chase

  • people on the way to their desk.

  • He (beep) everywhere.

  • Where is the poo coming from?

  • I don't know.

  • You don't eat that much.

  • Where are you, what are you (beep)?

  • I don't understand.

  • Teaching him how to run and swim

  • and like play outside was really fun.

  • But that's how Pip came to be.

  • (upbeat music)

- They were like two little chihuahuas

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