sign above the desk:
“hello customers, welcome to the garage. i am your 4th floor guardian m-f after 4pm.”
we happened upon this happy workspace in a most unlikely place
with a comfy swivel chair occupied after 4pm
a christmas card that says ‘joy’
a boom box
a tiny desk
a plastic plant that dances
an air freshener
a snow globe
a piece of hanging art
and a welcoming sign
what a wonderful workspace
everything someone would need
what a special person
who welcomes you
watches over you
keeps you happy and safe
on the 4th floor
a safe haven in the world.
“i’ve got a theory; if you love your workspace, you’ll love your work a little more.”
brilliant pitch on our local townie site:
FREE SNOW SHOVELING CLASS: This Thursday Feb 3rd, I will be holding a FREE snow shoveling class at my place. Come and join the class and learn about the proper ways to shovel!
Reviewed techniques will include the scoop and throw method, the down and push method (AKA the plow technique) as well as the upside down scraping technique.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to enhance your snow lifting techniques without throwing your back out! I will provide the driveway to ensure your training is conducted in the most life-like situation. I only ask that you bring your own shovel.
PM me for additional details and times. Spots are limited and handled on a first come first served basis. Hurry, don’t delay!
as always, i loved the responses and they did not disappoint:
Is this for credit or just a certificate program???
Is this one of those Huckleberry Finn/ Tom Sawyer type classes where you have us shovel for you??
Now That’s What I Call marketing baby! Makes me want to get a shovel and throw on the parka and Boots!
Yes my place as well for the master class!
After can we repaint the fence?
You stole my idea!!!!
Now, why didn’t I think of that!!
Best AAT snow post EVER!
“i like work, it fascinates me; i can sit and look at it for hours.”
-jerome k. jerome
credits: ann arbor townies
(supposed to be here)
back in the day
when i was a waitress
going to school
training to be in the travel industry
i was on call for my restaurant in michigan
but i also had to be at an airline travel class in dallas
my restaurant had very recently said
absolutely no more days off for anyone
too many people were calling in sick or with excuses
according to my optimistic rationalization style math and logic
knowing the staff
having no other plan
odds were 50/50 at best
i said nothing to my restaurant
crossed my fingers
flew to dallas
made the fateful call-in from the lone star state
the staff had all shown up that day
for the win!
p.s. don’t try this if you are a doctor
(actually was here)
“never tell me the odds.”
grandie j and friends have been busy building a bunker fort
every digging tool, even the snow shovel, is in play
lots of work and fun ahead.
“hold the fort! i am coming!”
-william tecumseh sherman
very clever move
to close the roads and do construction
when people have nowhere to go
what a dramatic opening it will be one day
a fine gallery unveiling
i hope there is champagne.
“the whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this:
that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed;
but a thing created is loved before it exists.”
that moment when you’ve worked very hard on something
and suddenly someone
jumps up front and center just as the last piece is put in
and it’s photo op time.
we each have our own thoughts on this.
“it is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
-harry s. truman (my approach)
“hard work is rewarding. taking credit for other’s hard work is rewarding and faster.”
-scott adams (olive’s approach)
kinder know that if you’re going to work hard, always dress for the occasion.
“elbow grease is the best polish.”
(not me, but I had the same face when looking in the mirror this morning)
ever have one of those mornings
when you wake up very suddenly
notice it’s not dark outside
like it always is
when you wake up to go to work
you text your work partners
panicked and feeling guilty
say you’ll be there asap
wondering why you didn’t hear your alarm go off
thinking about how you can get ready and do a make-over in 5 minutes
then begin to text your bosses to say the same
only to realize in the middle of typing
that it is
have to type again
to apologize for waking everyone up?
“forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. “
image credit: bored panda
cars are parked and the weekend is ready to begin.
“without the weekend, where would the week be?”