PEACH TRUCK SUCCESS!! Last year, Peach Truck day was blazing hot! This year, it was pretty cold and rainy, but no matter! What a great afternoon! Thanks to all who came out to participate. We will do it again July 8, and I am willing to bet it will be warmer.
On to this week's story...A
t least once a week, if not daily, I tend to put my foot in my mouth. I used to think this was an inherited trait. As I get older, I have decided it is definitely in my DNA, and it's for good humor and personal embarrassment.
Recently in our team meeting, Amanda shared that a new hire was dropping by to fill out his paperwork before starting on Monday. We were discussing how excited we are to have someone new starting with us. Follow me here. A new hire is dropping by.
A couple hours later, I was upstairs and as I was heading down, I heard Amanda sharing our FGS Core Values and so I poked my head in and walked over and excitedly welcomed the new hire. I said, "Hey! I'm so glad you're here. Welcome to the team! I'm Marsha. You start Monday, right?"
I look over at Amanda who has a "deer in headlights" look. He looks up at me puzzled, but smiles (such a warm, friendly smile, I might add) and says, "I don't know. Am I hired?"
He's confused. I'm confused. Amanda patiently says, "Marsha, this is _____. He is interviewing for a position in our maintenance division." Cue the circus music.
Yeah. Not the new hire.
But he was so genuinely warm (I could tell), that I responded, "If he is smiling, why wouldn't we want to hire him?"
Amanda, in her kind, generous and professional way, laughs with me and says something about finishing the interview, and we will see. I back out of the office tiptoeing, chuckling and mumbling something about going back downstairs under my rock.
I return and Viridian is at her desk and finally has time to help me cut my bangs. They
to be cut! So we are standing in front of the big mirror hung in the hallway and I'm twirling my bangs and following her instructions with the scissors. We turn around and here comes Amanda with the interviewee trying to get through to introduce him to Dylan, the maintenance manager. Again, cue the circus music. Seriously?
She needs to stop following me.
We are professionals. But sometimes, this is how we (well, I) roll. Either way, I hope she hires him because I liked him. When you can roll with me that quickly and have a good laugh with us, I think that makes you a winner.
Roll this way for some green. We happen to have a lot of it and summer is just getting started! You do realize we are halfway to Christmas, right? PSA. You're welcome! See you soon in the garden, at The Potting Shed sipping a seltzer or enjoying a Sunset Slush (with a wine pour over). It might be hot in the near future, but we have something to cool you while you shop!