As I was driving down I-75 this afternoon heading for a trade show in Knoxville ducking road kill an idea struck me. Why not start a blog about my adventures (or is it misadventures?) in my everyday C-Store foodservice broker life? I've been working for ULTIMATE SALES, THE PREMIER C-STORE FOODSERVICE BROKER (shameless plug) for a little over a year now and this is my first adventure into the broker world. I came from the manufacturing world and have a new found respect for brokers that I did not fully understand in my previous life. (But you will never hear me say this phrase....."Well, when I was on the other side of the table....." Or did I just say that?
This site is adding a new found dimension to my everyday work life. For example, a certain division of a large retailer that I have been trying to get into see....I now have a new way to try and get through to him. But strangely, after more than a week, I noticed he still hasn't accepted my friend request? Hmmm. I guess it's like that ex-girlfriend who keeps sending you friend requests on Facebook!
By no means will I provide you with mundane daily details, and in your posts to this blog I don't want your mundane details either. For example, this would be a bad blog post; "Why oh why isn't anybody calling me back today?" Or "why does manufacturer X not understand what I'm telling him about this customer?" Blah blah blah who really wants to hear that, right?
Here's an example of a good post to my blog. "I was at dinner with a key customer and my boss farted so loud I thought we were under nuclear attack. After it happened he pointed his finger at me and said, 'if you accept responsibility for your actions I won't fire you.' The crowd goes wild with laughter and the day is saved!!!" (Yes, this is a true story).
My blog will be centered around unique and random observations or experiences that will shed some light on this bizarre, sometimes rewarding, sometimes frustrating, and yet strangely fun world we find ourselves in. The bottom line is in this business we all come from diverse experiences, and in this mad C-Store World it all somehow makes some sort of strange sense at the end of the day........I think.....maybe....well, I'm not so sure.....So why not find a glimmer of comedy in all of this madness?
My favorite poet/philosopher/life-guru Ferris Bueller once said - "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it." So enjoy what you do, focus on the postive things, and shed some light on what you makes you laugh everyday.
Or, you can just post random stupid stuff.....links....goofy photos....whatever. I don't care, I just like a good laugh every once in a while. Kind of like the laughter that engulfed me when I heard Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize! I honestly have no idea where this blog is going (if anywhere), but I'm a Leo and we Leo's need lots of attention - so this might be a round-about way to get it!
(Note: The events depicted in this blog are NON-fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental.)