I was in Boston at the FIRST New England District Championship this weekend and I was clearly a fifth wheel. Kari and Jerry had things in control coupled with a great local committee and volunteer group. I was walking towards the game area when a young volunteer said to me “Oh….you work for Show Ready Events?” I said “Ummmm…..Yes, I do.” She said “Oh you guys are awesome! I have heard so many great things about you guys and now I get to see it’s true. I also heard it’s a great company to work for….Is that true?” I said…”Ummmmmm yes, I believe so.” Then she said “How long have you been with them?” I said “A long time. 11 years.” She said “Wow! That’s cool. Maybe I’ll get a chance to work for them one day. See you later.”
As I watched her walk away I was a bit dumbfounded. It occurred to me that my little company has a great reputation! And also, that I could have been the lamest person she has met from the company so far.