Celebrating Our MD Thomas's 40th Birthday with a Hilarious Mishap!

Thomas our MD with his kids size 10 hockey shirt

Here at Salt of the Earth, we love celebrating special occasions with a bit of fun and laughter. Recently, we marked our Managing Director Thomas's 40th birthday, and let’s just say, it was a celebration to remember!

The Birthday Surprise

Thomas, who stands tall at 6.4ft, is an avid rec ice hockey player. So, we thought a custom ice hockey shirt, complete with our Salt of the Earth logo, would be the perfect gift for him. However, in a hilarious mix-up, we ended up ordering a kid's size 10! You can imagine our surprise—and Thomas's—when the tiny shirt arrived.

We couldn’t resist sharing the amusing outcome. Check out this photo of Thomas with the shirt on our Instagram page.


The Icing on the Cake

The fun didn’t stop there. We had several requests for Thomas to try on the pint-sized shirt, and being the good sport that he is, Thomas obliged. He even suited up in his full ice hockey gear for the challenge. The result was nothing short of hilarious—Thomas could barely get the shirt over his head!

You can watch the whole episode unfold in this TikTok video.


And here's our MD, Thomas, fully committed to trying to get his shirt on... in the wrong size! 😂 He’s all geared up with his hockey gear and even his ice skates! 🏒⛸️ Talk about dedication! 💪 #saltoftheearthdeodorant #naturaldeodorant #naturaldeodorantthatworks #birthdayfail

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It’s a great reminder that even in the most serious of work environments, a little humour and lightheartedness can go a long way.

Behind the Scenes: How It Happened

It all started with the best of intentions. Our team wanted to surprise Thomas with a gift that reflected his passion for ice hockey. However, in the rush of birthday preparations, a tiny mistake led to a giant laugh. "We wanted to get something special for Thomas, and what better than a personalised ice hockey shirt? But when it arrived, we realised it was more suited for a 10-year-old!" said Sara.

Employee Reactions

The reactions from the team were priceless. "I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw Thomas holding that tiny shirt," recalled our marketing co-ordinator. "And when he actually tried it on with his full gear—it was comedy gold!"

Embracing the Fun at Salt of the Earth

At Salt of the Earth, we believe in blending hard work with fun. Our team's camaraderie and sense of humour are part of what makes our workplace so special. Thomas's birthday mishap has given us all a good laugh and brought us even closer together.

So, here's to many more birthdays, laughs, and memorable moments at Salt of the Earth. Happy 40th, Thomas! May your future be filled with joy, success, and perfectly fitting shirts!

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