February 21, 2005

Not This Year!

Last year I made a big mistake. Big. Huge.

I didn't pay attention.

As you know, if you read this blog much at all, part of my sales territory includes Daytona Florida. Also - as you are probably aware of - Daytona get's a bit busy this time of year.

Last year I just scheduled out my visits according to MY time table and - man - did I get slammed. I hit town the busiest times of every event. In my defence - I didn't know. I had never spent much time over there - don't like that coast. I'm not a huge Nascar fan, don't own a bike and haven't been in college for longer than I care to admit. In other words - I was livin' in a bubble.

Well that's gonna change this year. I've planned ahead. Ok, Ok, I got slightly caught by the Daytona 500. But part of that was not my fault. I didn't plan my big meeting for last night - I was told when to have it.

But I'm ready for the rest of it.

March 4 - 13th is Bike Week. Hey - that's more than a week! That's not fair! Shit......so I gotta break that one. Maybe I can sneak in on a Wednesday or such. I just know I won't be anywhere in that vacinity on a weekend. Yikes!! Thousands of bikes - everywhere. They own the roads. And even more PEOPLE! Milling about, walking in front of your car - (there might even be a bit of alcohol involved) With my luck I'd end up hurting someone and I don't want to be responsible for that.....

Oh lovely! I see here that Bike week ends the 13th and Spring Break STARTS on the 13th! And it also lasts for more than a week. Holy Shit. March 13 - April 2.

The next big race is the Pepsi 400 in July. That helps a bit. But that doesn't mean there aren't still races scheduled in between now and then. They just won't have the HUGE number of people attending.

Ok - I guess I lied. There is no way I can do my job and NOT be over there during some part of the festivities. I'm goin' in.

I wonder if my feelings of dread are because I'll be all conservative in my business suits and high heels and everyone else will be cuttin' loose and havin' some fun......Naaaaaa - It can't be that I'm jealous! ;-)

Posted by Tammi at February 21, 2005 08:57 AM

"I'm goin' in."
-- Where's that Quote Pen?

Posted by: _Jon at February 21, 2005 02:15 PM