Wow. It has been one incredibly busy week at Pineapple HQ. First of all, we’ve been doing some streamlining of our office space, so we have been busy rearranging. It looks awesome, and we are all happy with it, but it’s been a bit of an adjustment, as moving always is. (This could just be me; I am very particular about where things go!)
Second of all, we have been busy laying in media plans for all of our clients. I’ve been learning a lot, and it’s really fun; it’s like a puzzle, getting everything to fit just right. In addition, I’ve gotten to deal with new folks from all over the country, which I love. It’s definitely been a learning process, but it’s all falling into place nicely.
Third, we’ve been preparing for tomorrow’s BIG $5 Car Sale at Nelson Nissan in Broken Arrow. Folks, this event is going to be fabulous! Here’s how it works: the gates open at 8 a.m. at Nelson Nissan. Wander around and find the vehicle that you’d like to purchase. At 10 a.m., be the first person standing next to that car, and then you’ll find out the price. They will have cars going for $1500, $500, $100 and yes…even five bucks! This event is going to be awesome, so you should really stop by and check it out. You can also tune in to watch live on KJRH with Jeff Lazalier, or listen on KVOO. Our commercial has been all over the place; if you haven’t seen it, you can watch it below.
We’ve got some more travel on the books, too; Chief Pineapple will head south to sunny Florida in a couple of weeks. He’s been invited to the Cadillac Dealers of the South convention again, and he is pleased and honored to be asked back. He also loves Florida, so this is a win-win. He has a couple more productions to head up after that, so August is going to be a busy one. Just the way we like it!
Speaking of bosses, do you like yours? Is your boss sweet and clueless, like Michael Scott, or is he more like Colin Farrell in “Horrible Bosses”? Either way, I bet your boss has never attacked you with an ax! (Don’t worry, mine hasn’t, either!) This past Monday, three employees of a Maryland painting company were at the home of their boss, Francis Scalera, filling out some paperwork. Scalera suddenly began accusing one of the employees of stealing quarters, and leaped toward him, attacking him with a decorative, medieval ax. He choked the victim and then struck him in the forearm, before he was subdued by the other two employees. Scalera was arrested and released on $70,000 bond. The victim was treated at the hospital for a deep gash and chipped bone. Scalera tried to apologize before the police were called. My question is, did he actually steal the quarters?
Kids in Tulsa are heading back to school soon, with a big change…in wardrobe. A bill was passed just a couple of weeks ago (way to wait until the last minute), stating that all Tulsa students will now wear uniforms to school. I can’t decide if I like this, or not. At first, I thought it was great. It will prevent bullying for kids that can’t afford the latest and greatest trends. It will cut down on silly fights and worse, when kids try to steal fancy shoes and jackets from other kids. And kids will never have to worry about what to wear; just which color polo shirt to put on, and then the ultimate decision: khaki pants or khaki shorts? (These days…all shorts!) But I recently spoke with a friend of mine who is a Tulsa teacher in a lower-income area, and she doesn’t agree with the uniforms. She said kids in her area can’t afford new clothes, and the extra expense of uniforms will be a burden on most parents. There is an organization that will provide two uniforms to each child that can’t afford it, but she said that’s not enough; some of these kids don’t have easy access to laundry facilities, so they’ll be wearing those same two uniforms until they get a chance to wash them. That put a bit of a new perspective on the situation for me. What do you think, parents? Are uniforms a good move or not? I can’t decide.
Well, Pineapple fans, it’s another busy day for the Pineapples, so I’m going to sign off now. Have a fabulous Friday, try to stay cool, and remember to follow those pesky water-rationing rules!