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A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Sunday may 3rd 2015

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Steve U. was a little late this morning picking me up. He enjoyed breakfast with his wife and lost track of time. Anyway, we wended our way to Schneiderman’s. We stopped by at Kwiktrip in the hopes of a pleasant morning encounter with Bree one of the gas station attendants. We got coffee and repaired to the showroom.

The morning meeting was run by Reese H. Honestly, I have no idea what was aid. The store music was too loud and the air exchangers were running drowning out normal conversation.

sadly the president of Schneiderman’s apparently believes that loud music somehow increases excitement in the customer and subsequently, sales. Personally, I find loud obnoxious music, annoying and distracting.
On a side note I should mention that I have never been to or will willingly go to a Jimmy Johns sandwich store because I have been told their music is loud and obnoxious. I should mention that we have one or two colleagues who drink the cool-aid and believe that the music we play drives excitement and sales. Ah well, it’s a free world.

Perhaps the saddest part of the equation is that employees seem never to be asked for feedback or opinions.
In fact, communication within the company is somewhat sparse.

our Senior Corporate Mattress Buyer Paul Z. comes to our showroom occasionally. but remarkably, when he does, he seldom sets foot outside of the store manager’s office. he does not walk the floor, meet with staff informally, or ask what’s happening.

Sunday was boring and almost uneventful. I sold one chair for aa$96.00.
See you all tomorrow.


Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

One thought on “Sunday may 3rd 2015

  1. Loving these posts, wondering what star sign you are because you seem like a bit of a rebel 😳


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