Friday, March 23, 2007

More bad news

Today my boss and I met with the owner/CEO/head honcho of the company that does all our IT support. We hashed out a few complaints, got some updates, etc. It was mostly good, even though he stated some facts that I would take issue with.

The bad news is this: he's been working with a couple of vendors to manufacture and install bathroom hand dryers that will have a video screen on them for advertising. The hand dryers will be networked so that they can easily change the advertising from a central location. So you'll get new content every time you go to dry your hands.

Well, shiver me timbers, but I think this is horrible! (Unless they're going to show reruns of the Simpsons or something good.) The last thing I want to see when I'm going to dry my hands after using the restroom is some stupid ad for a car I can't afford, or some highbrow clothing line I can't fit into, or a tanning salon.

You watch Fred Poets -- advertisers, I'm putting you on notice! I'm going to stop shopping at places that advertise in new and "innovative" spaces! If I see your ad on a hand warmer, I'm going smash the screen and start sending you my junk mail. Ha! That'll show you!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

In Memoriam

The Fred Poets pause to remember the passing of members of our extended family:

Emily De La Desmo, mother in law to Nancy "Lulu" Lloyd De La Desmo
Flo Schick, aunt to Julie Sandor Wilder
Carmen Carson, mother to Maria Ann Carson Arndt

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."

John 11: 25-26a