Tuesday, December 04, 2007

F'n freezing

So we've had our sales meeting the last few days. It ends tomorrow. Can't wait. We spent 6 hours on Sunday steaming the wrinkles out of our samples after dragging them to the hotel...in 19 degree windy weather. My day started at 9 which stunk on a Sunday, I'd rather be reading the paper with my sweet one and playing with the cats, but it's all part of the job.
Sunday night we had a nice dinner-yummy lobster, my favorite! So, I had TWO. Then the reps wouldn't stop buying me drinks so I didn't get home til midnight, and yes I took a cab. Which worked out well 'cause that's when the snow hit. Got to sleep in the next day, whew, and didn't have to scrape the car, just took a nice toasty warm cab back to the hotel.
The storm was supposed to end in the morning, but it was still snowing sideways during the afternoon and then the fire alarm went off and they made us vacate. And the hotel is on the harbor, so it's windy, and cold, and icy. Brrr. Some of the southern guys were sitting next to the wall filled with samples so they grabbed jackets for a little "wear-test," lucky boys. The rest of us were cold for the minute and a half until they let us remain in the lobby.
Other than that it's been a great meeting. The reps love the new product and we had a fun fashion show and the room looked great, with awesome lighting, cool music, and screens set up flashing all the product. We dressed the models for the apparel presentation the next day - the girls were all fun and bouncy and the boys were the cutest things ever. The sales teams love the stuff and I can't wait to see how the orders come in.
The whole group went out to Jillian's last night (lots of games and music and sports). I looked at my watch and thought "Crap, it's 5:53, no way I'm going out again tonight, and the buses for dinner are gonna leave at 6:00...I gotta get outta here before they see me!" One of the main partners in crime the evening before wasn't feeling so good all day but had to go and wondered where the hell I was 'cause I skipped out on dinner. Ah....plan: well-executed. While he was being served a substandard burger and fries at 8:30pm, I was already all cozied up in my beddy-bye, watching the tube and petting cats. :-)
Got one more meeting in the morning, then I'll take the afternoon to do some personal stuff like clean my house and do some laundry, since I missed out on the Sunday at home. Maybe do a little work from home and catch up more on Thursday.
Looking forward to Friday, which I'm taking off, and Karen is coming out from Albany for our annual "skip school and shop for Christmas" day. Sure hope it warms up a little! 19-25 degrees does not work well for Miss Ryss.

1 comment:

HAR said...

Miss Ryss, I don't blame you. I'm fat and usually don't mind the cold but not the wind. This wind has got to go.

Isn't it great when your plan actually works? I'll take a nice cozy bed and my animals over a second night out any day. One night a week is more my speed.