Take me to my happy place.... take me to my happy place... take me to my happy place
(how I felt as friday rolled around)
The dreaded semi-annual plant sale was set to commence on Friday. As much as I love plants, I pretty much refuse to purchase anything at our "sale" out of pure principle. I have a problem giving any of the pittance I make each week back to the owner of this place.
Shelley, our GH manager is very understanding of our desire not to come back from our route to put in more time at the greenhouse. She usually tries her best to get the place in order. Until our "Fearless Leader" throws a wrench in any plan she has. He is good at such things and I believe he enjoys messing with us. "Fearless Leader" is not our usual handle (although the first letter is an "f") but I do my best to try to keep my posts clean!
For example. Intent on organizing the cut-back house she is called to the office to organize and dispense new work shirts. Priority? I think not! Or, instead of sending two very capable men out on a job... he sends all four! Leaving Shelley alone.
We bring back plants from accounts and "regrow" them. Hundreds of mass canes, marginatas, ags, pothos. Instead of grouping them together and putting a price on them. Such as, 10" mass cane... $5, 6" pothos... $2, and so on. Thursday after our route, we arm ourselves with sharpies and tape and follow "F L" around like little baby ducks follow momma duck. Individually tagging each and every plant, as he shouts out the price.
It is an "event" all us techs dread. Thankfully it is only twice a year. The best part of it is watching how the "newbies" respond to the whole fiasco.
The snow-birds are back which has made the already unbearable traffic, worse. By Friday, it's all I can do to not get pulled over for road rage. Self control must prevail! I tell myself. The fact our office phone # is splattered all over our trucks helps a little too. As I climb on my bike. Knowing it's almost over. Just dodge a few more drivers unaware of anyone else on the road but themselves... I'll be home free.
I love the weekend!