On the Road Again (and again and again)
1:30 a.m.—At last I arrived in my courtesy room, which, dare I say, left a lot to be desired. At this point, not only was I exhausted, I was also starving. Typically I do not shamelessly plug products in my editor's note, but this month is a sincere exception. I remembered, deep inside my bag, I had some brownies Maple Ridge Farms had kindly given to us. Also in my bag was the softest T-shirt that had been given to me by American Apparel. Delirious with joy, I quickly changed into my comfy tee and ate my brownie. Victory! Thank you Maple Ridge Farms and American Apparel. A short while later, at long last, sleep.
July 24th, 2:30 p.m.—Finally home. While the trip was far longer than expected, it was the little things that kept me going. There's a good lesson in there for distributors; while the trip bordered on disaster, it was those unexpected bonuses, like the brownie and T-shirt, that made the experience tolerable. What's more, I certainly won't forget them when I think of the experience, and when I retell the story they'll be mentioned again and again.