Hey guys, sorry for the late post. We had an employee appreciation day at Paul Davis and guess who was on the winning team for the corn-horn contest? This GUY!
Well happy Friday everyone, you made it! So I know last week I said I would tackle the upcoming time change in this post, and as promised, I will. THE TIME THIS SUNDAY NOV. 6TH AT 2:00AM. THE CLOCKS GO BACKWARD AN HOUR TO MAKE IT 1:00AM. So if nightclubs are your thing, this Saturday night you get an extra hour before the last call for alcohol. Me? I will be taking full advantage of the extra hour in bed. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s jump into some more pressing issues.
If you haven’t already gotten to vote on Tuesday, Nov 8th, if you are still undecided, you will have an extra hour to figure it out. I’m not going to get into the politics behind the candidates, nor am I going to share my own personal views. So you don’t have to close this post up yet. What I will say, is that I will be happy when this is all over. There is nothing like the American Democratic process to bring out the worst in people. The social divide and negative campaign ads, protest, demonstrations, investigations, and 24-hour news coverage probably have people on the outside looking in thinking America has lost its mind. The reality is that after the votes are counted and a winner is determined, Nov 9th life goes on. The protesters and demonstrators will disperse. The campaign ads will give way to corporate retailer’s black Friday, cyber Monday and holiday sales ads. The media will move on to the next sensational or heart warming story. The point is, just like the upcoming time change, everything has a cycle, and this one is coming to end.
So you are probably saying to yourself right now, “what does this have this have to do with commercial disaster restoration?” I used this line last week in my post. “YOU LIKE THAT!” (* in my best Kirk Cousins impression…google it. ) Just like last week…. everything!
A new cycle is beginning. Winter is approaching although, you wouldn’t know it if you have been outside this week. It seems like mother nature is bi-polar. ( no pun intended) Seriously, though, we are embracing and preparing for this upcoming cycle. Cold weather will bring frozen pipes, ice damming, misuse of heating devices in the home, dry Christmas trees, and other unforeseen property events. We are getting prepared, are you?
If you are a professional in the commercial property industry, you are familiar with these cycles. You should be preparing for these cycles just like you do with your budgets and so on. Here is one thing I want you to think about; who is going to be your second call when your primary vendor can’t get there? Do you have that relationship? Or have you been blowing that vendor off all year? The reality is that when vendors are at capacity, you’re not going to get preferential treatment over their main clients. As vendors, we would like to be everything for everybody, but the reality is, everyone has a capacity. It trips me out every time I pass or pull into a McDonald’s drive-thru, and see that sign. You know the one, “Over 1 Billion served, someone was first and someone was last. Is there someone you have been putting off a meeting with that you should probably see?
You already know “When Pipes Burst Call Max First!”