I’m the person whose car broke down on the first day of the job.
Seriously. Broke down. Like broke down and never even made it to the office on my first official day.
Luckily, I had just met with my new boss for about 90 minutes at a cafe that is right between us (hello and much love to you, Cafe Aroma!), so he at least knew I was real and not faking the breakdown.
Crazy things happened. The learning moments were real, man!
FIRE EXTINGUISHER DAY
This is Reid:
This is Reid covered in fire extinguisher particles. Foam? Sand? What is that crap?
My replacement in training. I hope he can get good insurance coverage since he can’t quite reach the pedals in the car.
Last week I closed my professional chapter in the specialty coffee industry and set my sails back to publishing/communications (focusing on Pacific NW sailing/maritime and with the NICEST TEAM! ~ more details to come). This is a change I needed to make, and moving into such a wonderful new situation helped make the transition easier; however, I feel like I need to take a moment to reflect and bring closure to what was a great two+ years. I didn’t have much of a chance to reflect with my colleagues since I was based over 60 miles south of the main office and roasting facilities, and the “going away party” I threw for myself (I brought pizzas into the office) was cut short by a last-minute meeting back in Seattle. To make up for that lost time with them, I thought I would share some of it here in installments. Feel free to chime in, coffee family! Continue reading