See that little orange thing in the sky? That’s the sun. At 6:33 AM this morning. It’s been a general policy of mine to NOT see pretty sunrises. Sunsets? No problem. I love watching a lovely sunset. I love watching the stars at night. But morning? Ugh. Notice the light posts? I was stopping by McD’s on my way to a client meeting at 7 AM. Ante Meridian=Anti Me.
The worst part is that very early in the morning or very late at night, I get a bit slaphappy. This causes me lose what small filter I have blocking comments from popping out of my mouth. We were meeting a new client to look through their national call center and come up with a navigation system for the space. The guy showing us around seemed to have a good sense of humor, which only encouraged me to do little quips here and there. I even managed to fake it like I had some creative notions despite the hour. I suppose they wanted us there before most of people arrived for work.
Near the end of the tour he mentioned the remaining administrative banners they would need. “We’ll also need signs for ‘store service’, ‘after-sales’, and ‘cash room’.” I grinned, “That’s so when the burglar breaks in, he’ll know where to go.” He laughed, but my boss looked mortified!
I’m actually really excited to work on this project because it’s the call center for my favorite store. I volunteered to relieve them of the leather chaise lounge in the ‘as-is’ section, but sadly, he also took that as a joke.