Saturday, April 3, 2010

Good Morning Sir

Once my foot leaves the elevator in the morning it begins "Good morning sir", starting with the receptionist, if there is a lady sweeping the floor, her too. Walking towards the bank the first guard will say it, followed by one of the guards in the lobby, leaving the bank one of the guards at the guard shack.

When I make it to work the guard at reception will say it, when I exit this area the two guards manning the gate will say it as I approach the main building I will usually pass by one of the cleaning crew who will say it and then finally past the lobby guard.

I don't think I have heard "Good morning sir" so much as since I was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor by the recruits!

Funny thing is when I am with Chris they rarely acknowledge her, only saying good morning or evening to me, whichever the case is. I think it just confuses people to think of a proper greeting when it's a couple. I would think maybe just "Good morning"?.

The Fix It Pad

One of the best or worst things about living in our apartment is the fix it pad. Air conditioning not cold enough? Write it on the fix it pad. Burned out light bulb? Write it on the fix it pad. Clogged drain? Well you get the idea. For that matter even the furniture can be replaced if we don't like it.

I say good or bad as sometimes it can be a bit paradoxical for me. Take for instance the clogged drain. Do I go grab a trishaw to take me to the hardware store to buy a plunger or go across the street for some Drain-O type stuff and do what any typical home owner or tenant does, or do I write it on the fix it pad and drop it off with the receptionist who calls maintenance and they take care of it?

I can see calling maintenance about the air conditioning, but didn't know if I would have them change burned out light bulbs. GUILTY, yes, I'm guilty.