Well I did and I have to tell you that Leica did a great piece of marketing with that.
I immediately went to my computer and typed in the address and waited with anticipation as the page loaded. I sat there just wondering what it could be???
Then the anti climax thing occurred. It was an invite to Vegas to check out their new shit that is being released next moth.
I have to admit I was a tad pissed off. I have such a huge imagination that I was sure that this was it, my life was about to change as I know it and off to the races I was going to go like a bullet at 3000 feet per second. However that did not occur.
Now I am sure if I decided to make a sudden change to Leica all of that would come true but those chances are small.
So here I am again on a Sunday with that haven't done my homework feeling and I am facing down a Monday unprepared and all alone. Yes that's right boys and girls a modified version of one of my favorite quotes from Eddie Spaghetti.
OK, enough of all that. I have something much larger to discuss.
A week or so back I went and met with a guy about designing my new website.
I really liked this person, he was professional, well spoken and cut through all of the BS and set me straight about what was what. It was absolutely refreshing to have someone tell me the truth and tell me I do not need an lot of unnecessary stuff.
The guy told me he would get me a cost by end of day or no later than the afternoon of the following day. That was a Thursday.
I did not hear anything from him until Monday afternoon. Not even a message telling me he was running behind or anything.
Needless to say this person lost my account even though I liked him the best. His cost was very good and he was a pretty awesome guy.
So now I am curious how that kind of thing seems to have become the norm in business?
When did it become OK not to communicate when we are in the age of ever rising forms of communication?
Yes, ever so often people are going to drop the ball myself included. The difference between me and others that I have observed in, is that I tell the person that I dropped the ball and then politely ask if they still want me to do whatever. It just happens, but I have noticed this particular trend as of late and frankly it is very irritating.
I know I can only speak for myself and conduct business the way I think it needs to be done, however when I need something, I usually need it right then or at least a call or message.
It is a curious thing this new way of doing things. Yes I know the world can never stay the same and I would never want it to. I love change, but this one I am having a hard time swallowing.
Make it a great week surveyors.