Having a good reputation means burgers
Was running around to meetings all last week and hopped onto a bus going downtown. Sat right near Tina Fey.
Me: Just so you know, my wife and I loved your book. We literally laughed out loud.
Her: Thanks! That’s great to hear.
I tell people all the time that real New Yorkers ride the bus when it’s nice outside.
Been going to meetings to wrap up a slate of work this past week and month. It’s a good feeling to finally not have something on your mind.
My three business credos have been helping me out greatly, now that the economy has improved. On a regular basis, I’m getting phone calls that begin with something like, Hi, my name is X, I was referred to you by Y.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that goodwill is a form of marketing. It’s probably the best form. I mean, you buy something because you heard or figured it’s good, right? I read Fey’s Bossypants precisely because I liked her other work and figured I would again.
The wife and I regularly order around the way from our local diner. I was short $0.50 last week when I picked up my usual burger on whole wheat toast and lady said, Don’t worry about it, pay it next time.
The next morning I stopped by and returned the $0.50. I did it partly because it’s right and partly because I’m sure I’ll forget to bring the right amount again in the future. I’d like to be known as someone that pays his debts.
That plus they have some of the best fries in the UWS; I have to support that.
Owner: Hey, you really don’t have to do that.
Me: (handing over two quarters) Of course I do.
Location: more meetings, midtown
Music: It’s still hard to wait around. The problem is this seems so easy to miss
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