Monday, September 14, 2009

A little stitious

We've been pretty silent for a while. And I don't know about my colleagues but for me, it's a combination of being ridiculously busy and a weird feeling of not wanting to jinx anything.

We have made progress. The LOI has been signed. Which means we can start our permitting process on the space. And we will sign the lease soon.

When this first happened, it was such a relief and at the same time- stressful. I didn't want to announce it too much in case our permits didn't work out. I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.**

So I was fairly tight lipped about it. (Except for the tiny toast with my friends- even the toast went a little something like, "Lets not get too excited yet though. We haven't had any permits approved. No one start thinking this is for real yet." Drink.) However, the time had come to post about it. Now our focus is permits, gas lines, and starting construction.

On a different note, I've ended my time at my PR internship and took a job at a restaurant to gain some practical experience. I've learned a few things so far.

1. Gas lines are dangerous. The fire department will ax your door down if they suspect a leak, so treat that with a serious respect.
2. Employee training isn't something that should be half-assed.
3. Customers ask specific questions about the food, employees should know what everything tastes like.
4. I am not strong enough to fill the ice in the soda machine.
5. I do not know what to look for in a fake id.

I know I've learned more. But I'm too tired to continue thinking about this job on my day off.

** Name it!

1 comment:

xtine said...

I believe there are books on how to check an ID, but be suspicious if:

1. The ID is made of a funny material. The majority of states have laminated licenses, but states like NY have a different material. If you bend these and they crack, FAKE. If it's laminated, see if it peels back at the edges. Sometimes, this is a sign of wear but could be a sign of fakeness.

2. The ID doesn't have holograms. I think practically all states have a hologram on them now. You should have to tilt the ID to see it.

3. Look at the person's eyebrows and chin in the picture. These structural parts of the face (as opposed to hair, eye color, and other mutable features) are tell-tale signs of a fake OR using someone else's ID.

4. If you are very suspicious, ask the person what year they graduated from high school or what their zodiac sign is.

5. If all else fails, ask someone who you work with or consult a manual.