Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Back to Snow....

Today we are back in the business of staying at home because everything is closed in the North Texas area due to a "Blizzard". Radio stations are abuzz with news about winter storm, schools are closed and kids get to stay at home. I had early classes and went to college without waiting till the last moment to leave home only to come back disappointed that campus was closed.

Yesterday at class my professor who is from New York said he is used to this kind of weather for eight months a year. So it is good that there are only a few snow days in Dallas. For those like me from a tropical place it is too much because we are used to winters without any snow.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Taking Pride in Work

Finally it is starting to get a little sunny after a week of snow, ice, sleet and biting cold in the Dallas area, Texas. Not that I am looking forward to the 100 degree days of summer but I don't enjoy the iced out days of winder when temperatures plunge to 15-16 below freezing.

Recently we went out to dinner at iHop coz it was too late and no Indian place would be open. I met a waiter who really took pride in his work. Things as little and insignificant as coffee creamers were neatly arranged in a formation inside a small cup. I haven't come across this kind of attention to detail in any other restaurant. Presentation is half the marketing when it comes to food products. Even the most sought after dish could make a person anorexic if it is presented in a shoddy manner. This experience at iHop only confirmed it. It is simply customer support/ service and building a loyal client base.