As I sit here and write this I am plagued with so much stress of the day it’s hard to describe. The big Earth Day event has had it’s share of obstacles along the way; I’m not sure why I expected things to go well today. They certainly didn’t go well. My journey began at 4am this morning as I left my house headed for the airport. On Friday we were plagued with one of our handouts not arriving until AFTER the event was over; so my first challenge for the today was to make that happen. That was resolved by 4pm!! It was a stressful day waiting on those. The next challenge was with the printers. We were scheduled to pick up the displays today; there was no estimated time frame…but they were promised today. After several converstaions with the printing department we were still hopeful that they would actually arrive before we left for dinner. By 5pm we decided to stop in and see what the hold up was. The lady we had been dealing with…well she had just left to go home. She didn’t leave a message with anyone about our stuff so it took us an hour to somewhat resolve the issue. They are reprinting as much as they can tonight and will arrive at 6am tomorrow to complete what they can do in-store. The one over-sized piece may or may not arrive in the morning…we’ll leave that in God’s hands! I called the manager a few minutes ago and they were about 1/3 of the way through the reprint. Last problem or issue was with the display tents. They began setting everything up at 4pm and at 6:30pm they were still there and my coworker was headed home. That meant we had to go back to the office to see the set up to completion so we could sign that they were delivered and installed. Well….as with everything else today there was a problem along the way. One of the six tents was the wrong size. The tent and the tent poles didn’t match so they had to go back to the store and get the replacement parts. At 8:30pm they finally finished the installation and we were free to leave! It’s 9:30 and I have been up for way toooooooo long now so I’m signing off and going to bed. My Earth Day starts at 7am when I will be standing outside of the printers waiting and praying to pick up everything we need for the day. My boss is not going to be very impressed if this falls apart now. UGH…I hate depending on others to make me look good!
I hope you all have a wonderful Earth Day and do something green! As soon as my event if over I’m jetting off to one more location for a late Earth Day celebration at one of the field locations on Wednesday. By the time this is over I’m going to need a few days to recover! Enjoy you day!