Friday. Today was a long day of customer meetings. After some client drama yesterday, I had suggested that we have a management meeting with the owner of a customer company first thing this morning. That meeting went well, but got me started on the early side today.
Work was pretty busy. These days I seem to be on the phone for enormous swaths of the day. It is a good thing that our crew has grown so much, it is very hard for me to get any real work done because I am in continuous meetings.
I had a few more formal meetings today, plus many that just popped up. By later in the afternoon I was in quite a rush. Paul and I had a meeting at four at the Preston country club that we had to make. My three o’clock meeting ran long and it was a mad rush to change and get out there. But the guy that we were meeting ran quite late anyway, so it really didn’t matter.
Our cocktails meeting was really pointless. I had guessed this and did a full explanation as to the expectations of the meeting to the sales crew ahead of the meeting to make sure that people understood that I had already assessed the meeting and thought that it was going to be a total waste of time, and I nailed it. The guy was nice enough, he bought us drinks and even offered to pay for dinner. But the “meeting” was nothing but inane questions asked to us shotgun style that made no sense, and time was never given for us to answer, and way more than was needed to know about us to know that the meeting was pointless was known well ahead of time. So the guy was just an idiot. The whole time that we were there, he struggled to put together a coherent sentence. My guess is that he was high the entire time, he was never sure what was going on and nothing he said made sense (not like scam not making sense, like drugged up lunatic not making sense.)
The meeting, thankfully, did not last long at all. The nut job just up and left without any pretense after about thirty minutes. So it was easy to escape. In the whole time, he was so incoherent, he was never able to explain even where he worked or what they did. If I hadn’t researched him on LinkedIn, we’d have left not even knowing that he was a sales guy, or for whom he was attempting to do sales. As it was, it was clear that he was trying to make a sale, but was just that bad at adulting.
We got back and I worked for a little bit longer, but Dominica and I decided to go out tonight. She wanted to try out Lonestar Taps and Caps in The Colony. It was relatively late by the time that we were able to go out. Maybe around nine.
We had a nice evening and Dominica liked the venue. It’s really handy for us, too. Straight up Josey. Dominica really enjoyed her awesome beer selection.
On the way home we stopped at Taco Bueno and I introduced Dominica to the potato burrito with beans and she is totally in love with it now.