Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man's hat... if you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do... if you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!
Are you an ostrich? Yes, the large, flightless bird that roams the plains of Africa and who's feathers are often seen on the end of feather dusters (you're welcome for the random factoid). You're not an ostrich are you? You'll know if you are by the next statement: It's election season.
If you did not know that it is officially election season, then you are absolutely, positively an ostrich. If you are an ostrich, pull your head out of the sand and look around you. Take in the fresh air and the latest news. For those of you who have not had their heads in the sand, then you are fully aware that the 2012 Presidential Election is in full swing. We will all be (hopefully everyone!) gathering on November 6, 2012 to cast our vote. And while we are all out voting, I want us to each be reminded of the sacredness of the Presidential election. It is a freedom that so many around the world do not have the freedom to exercise.
In working for courier services Dallas, I literally see it all. I see clients who use us once a month to clients who use our delivery services DFW 15 times per day. I also hear a lot of questions circulate around our home office from customers - when should I set up an account, how many times can I call per day for deliveries, should I set up a route delivery?
The one I plan on focusing on today is the last question - should I set up a route delivery.
Cutting corners. It sometimes turns out alright, but many times, it turns out poorly. And trust me, when the cutting corners doesn't work out the way you planned, it can be absolutely devastating. Devastating as in crying, wailing, gnashing of teeth. Once you realize the corner that was cut was not the corner to cut, you kick yourself over and over and over again. Why? Because if you had done ir right the first time, you wouldn't be in the position you're in now.
It is upon us. The week of the Olympic Games. On Friday, the world will collectively hold it's breath in anticipation for the opening ceremony. People will carry their country's flag with pride. All team members will be uniformed in matching garb. There will be smiles. There will be tears. There will be cheers. There will be pride. All of the hopes, a compilation of years and years of work, will come alive in the opening ceremony. From the coaches to the athletes to the parents to the spouses to the children - everyone is on the edge of their seats. People are hoping for a fantastic show. People are wanting to hear stories of perseverance, overcoming unbelievable odds, passion, and talent. We want to see perfect floor routines, lightning fast runs, nail biting sand volleyball matches, and impressive shotputs.
Dallas Courier boasts a lot of father's on our team. We have dad's with toddlers, teens, adults and everything in between. We even have quite a few teammembers who have stepped up to the plate and been a father to children (and adults) who either don't have living fathers or who have father's unwilling to invest in their lives.
fast - [fast, fahst] adjective, fast·er, fast·est, adverb, fast·er, fast·est, noun
1. moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker.
2. done in comparatively little time; taking a comparatively short time: a fast race; fast work.
3. (of time) indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as of a clock.
What does your to-do list look like today? Let me guess... wake up after hitting snooze one too many times; get coffee into system ASAP; try on three outfits before choosing one; get in the car and realize you need gas; rush to the gas station and get just enough to make it to work; arrive to work and check voicemails; answer as many emails as possible; work furiously; look up at the clock and realize you worked through lunch; panic when you notice that daily drop off to your client is due in 2 hours; work furiously again; get in car to make the delivery yourself since you haven't called any courier companies in Dallas; drive fast; get pulled over; get a ticket you won't be reimbursed for; finally make it to the client's office (15 minutes late); make drop-off; get stuck making small talk for 22 minutes; get back in your car and realize it's almost 5:00 and there's no point in heading back to the office.
Question: What do these things have in common: Limousine, Champagne, Tuxedo & Ascot?
What I am about to say may be hard to believe. So hold onto your hats. Industries operate differently in different seasons. Profound, eh? No, but I’m being serious here. I have plenty of clients here at Dallas Courier who have super busy times and then super slow times. There are months when these clients need daily route deliveries Dallas, and there are months when they don’t need a single delivery made.