Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hump Day

Good morning, everyone! I'm back in Dallas this week but still training. That puts me at 8 weeks of training except for the one week I was at the RT Convention (which is still working, BTW), so I am starting to slow. Being "on" for class is a lot of effort for an introvert and I've been "on" for quite a while. I have two more weeks of training to go before I get a break, so guess I have to suck it up. The good news is, we've hired more trainers and in a month or so they'll be up and running and maybe my schedule can get back to normal....whatever that is.

Some news from the past week:

RUMBLE ON THE BAYOU placed second in the Write Touch Reader Contest

I turned my proposal for my next book in to my agent on Sunday

And the really big news - I made Platinum on American Airlines!!!!!!

For those of you who don't travel a lot, you probably won't understand, but Platinum is the poo! It means you get better positioning for seats, first class upgrades, moved to the top of the standby list, double mileage points AND everywhere there is a seperate security entrance for First Class, you can use it no matter what level of service you're flying. This is a huge deal for those of us that fly a lot. So WhooHoo!

In other news, I'd like to make a public service announcement to all business with public restrooms:

I know you put in those very annoying toilet rolls because you're cheap. You know the kind - the one that allows you to only pull the paper an inch before it catches, thus forces you to wind the paper around the roll like a six year-old doing arts and crafts. I know you think this will make people give up and use less paper, but for me, that is sooooooooo not the case. If you annoy me with that cheap-a$$ roller, I guarantee you I will sit there for a friggin' hour if I have to in order to roll off twice as much paper as I normally would have. I'll even double flush if that's what it takes. And I cannot help but think there are other women out there just like me.

So let me tell you what this accomplishes:

You don't save any money at all.

The lines in the womens' room grow astronomically

When the lines in the womens' room are long, women tend to get angry and sloppier

Your jantorial staff will have to clean more often and use more supplies because women are angry with the wait and getting sloppier

Bottom line: You spend more money being cheap - now go get a regular roller and some toilet paper that's thicker than a Kleenex.


Tori Lennox said...

I'd just like to shout a hearty AMEN about those toilet paper rolls!

Jaye Wells said...

I second that amen. BTW, nice write up on Kristin's blog.

Jana DeLeon said...

Can I get an AMEN! (must do James Brown voice)

I haven't even read Kristin's blog today - guess I need to check it out. Thanks for the head's up, Jaye!

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