The S**t I do!

I don’t like having a four letter word in my blog post title.  But do you ever do things and catch yourself wondering what the hell you were thinking?  I had that kind of a moment a couple of weeks ago when I watched about twelve guys try to glue the end of a 32 foot banner for me.  The banner was way too long for their print shop table, so the project had to be taken out of the shop and into the covered shopping mall walkway.

As you might imagine in this dusty, polluted city, the walkway was filthy and I knew it had to be glued face down.  Guys with a yard stick appeared and measured the space, another set showed up with sheets of newspaper.  The 32ft strip was laid down, rolled length ways and flipped on to it face.  All the time I thinking “Jeez, how long is this going to take, I have a meeting at two.”  “Is it going to actually stick?”  “Have they done this before, or am I going to end up with an experiment gone wrong?””It’s going to crack or be filthy.”

It actually worked. Two hours behind schedule I was in the car and heading back to work with a clean banner that was ready to hang.  They did a good job.   How did I ever doubt myself or them?!!  Leap of faith, guys….jump and hope the net appears!

16 days

4 thoughts on “The S**t I do!

  1. I am intrigued ~ are you assigned blog themes? What do you do that is advocating such valuable promotions? As always, I enjoy your blog so much!


  2. Love this small story. btw, the sign is great! I’m in Vermont this week with the MBodels; leaving tomorrow…I miss M and babies so much now that they are not a stone’s throw away in NYC. Plus the Continental merge changed routes, dam’em! Vaguely considering maybe summer here–might rent for a month to see if Vermont suits at all. Right now, of course, there is snow on the ground, more to come, and it’s really commin’ down. Yikes, I need to drive home tomorrow. With Alex first at a conference in NYC and now in Miami with her mom who had a (happily) uneventful operation, Michael and I have been with the kids this week–I help get them all out in the morning, then lolligag about til afternoon, when I pick September up from school. We come home and play imagination games…M comes home from Putney School at 6 or so with Sebastian, then it’s kid dinner, baths, stories and bed– a poignant reminder of how short the time is between this and M’s own childhood. Leaving for SFO on Saturday for two weeks of holiday fun with Annabelle in Marin County–And will write from there. You are in Capetown for Xmas, yes?


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