Wednesday, December 14, 2011

moving

I don't remember if I mentioned this before, but our office will be moving sometime during the 1st quarter of 2012.  At least that's the plan. The plan also includes finding a location by the end of this month, something that hasn't yet happened.

Today I was talking with our Executive VP who is most anxious to find new surroundings.  If you read the couple of earlier posts I wrote about the dump we currently occupy, you will understand why there's such a rush to get out. 

We were talking about how these days, you can just use Google Earth to take a look at pretty much any address you want. Our EVP recently returned from New York where he was at the headquarters of a dealer in our industry who had really nice offices in a skyscraper.  He pulled up a picture of the exterior of the building using Google Earth. Then he opened another tab and pulled up a picture of our building using the same application.

"Okay, look at these two. If you were a potential customer, which company would you choose?"

Well duh... but I like to annoy people so I pointed to our sorry building and said, "From us.  Because we look like the more humble, down to earth company."  Yes, I enjoy watching people's eyes bulge out and seeing the incredulous look on their face. 

"Uh huh. Humble. Poor and humble."  He shook his head.  "We have to get out of this dump." 

I just laughed. "People come to visit us at our building.  And they just keep on driving." 

We both laughed, but it was a scene filled with pathos. Like, all you can do is laugh.  Well, we can move, too, and that we will be doing as soon as we can find a place.  Then we have to hope we can make more profits from the business than we can from receiving filming fees from shows like NCIS Los Angeles and other productions looking for dangerous venues for their shows. 

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