Thursday, April 7, 2011


As I mentioned before, I am in the process of changing my shift more to the conventional, i.e., starting closer to the actual day shift and working through the "work day" that everyone else deals with.
Well, co-workers and the wife all agreed that it would probably be a good idea.
So, here we are, working verrrry long days as I engineer the change. But, already I can see a difference in the work involved.
I do have to get off my butt and move more.  But, there is still dead time. The phone business has just evaporated and there is no way around that.  Plus, there is so much more competition now.
And they are trying to do a WalMart on us.  They charge approx. half the gate Co-Op does.  They work longer because they practically live in their cabs.  And most live with extended family which cuts their expenses.
Life is just not fair.
And it only took me 60 years to figure that one out. 
They don't call me Speed for nothing...
Wait a sec.... They don't call me Speed.

I just love that line... Can't remember if I wrote it or stole it.  Still good either way.
But I digress.
What I was leading up to is/was that business is better if you pick the right shift and actually work it.
And I have been making nice for the customers so they will take the business card and call me when they need a cab.
Not the Townies customers, don't want to alienate them for sure, but everybody else is fair game.  And it's working.
So, the bottom line is that I am definitely feeling a lot more optimistic about everything lately.
And I must give credit where credit is due.
My wife has been the largest factor in that turnaround.  Both for her advice and moral support.  And every other kind of support as well, since I have been on waivers with this damn leg.
So, that is the gist of this blog.. Progress and major attitude change.
Oh, and by the way, I am losing weight. Still got the gut, but when leg gets better I will be able to start walking regularly.  The dog will love that.

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