Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Where were you?

I was in Shanghai at a VERY important work meeting between USG and my former employer, Trimble, on the future of our main product line. About 10 of us in a conference room, i was delivering presentations about Min/Max inventory planning, purchasing kits instead of raw components, and vendor managed inventoy. I was on my A game. I went back to my computer for something and caught the news. I completely broke my train of thought and announced to the group, "WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT!" Don't bother getting me any christmas presents this year, i've got everything i need.

~Kev

Update: I've never seen anything like this as a result of Politics. This much positive energy is inspiring. Don't people usually march when they are pissed?

P.S. Rachel says she won't read my blog unless i make it all about her. Here's shout out #2

4 comments:

The Tao said...

Well, um, I could've told you four years ago that on this date we would have a new president elect...

...someone -- I can't remember who -- said only in America could you set a date to elect a new leader four years in advance for perpetuity and be assured that, come time, the people will show up and indeed there would be a new leader. Can you imagine if China tried this democracy shit?

Only in America, and ain't it great.

kevinreitz said...

Right, everyone at the table knew who was going to win, we were just waiting for the official word. Hence, declaring a new president was enough.

The Tao said...

no I mean, Bush's term was up...

kevinreitz said...

I know exactly what you mean tao. Declaring we have a new president doesn't offer any new information, very clever you.