I lease an office in Silicon Valley. After normal business hours, I discovered the men’s bathroom was running quite low on toilet paper.
The office manager was out of the country on an extended vacation but left a phone number for us to contact if we needed something. I got the phone number and quickly sent a text message:
Me: Hello, Gerardo–there’s no toilet paper in the men’s room in Building 26. Thanks for your help with this. Dave Gardner
Me (moments later): Never mind. A colleague showed me a backup supply.
Recipient: I’m glad you found the backup supply. You can’t ever have too much toilet paper. By the way, you have the wrong phone number.
Thought for the week:
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau
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Dave Gardner is a management consultant, speaker, blogger and author based in Silicon Valley. He's been in the front row for the birth and evolution of Silicon Valley, the innovation capital of the world. Since 1992, Dave Gardner has focused on making the complex simple around people, process and technology. He can be reached through his website, www.DaveGardner.biz, or via phone at +1 408-475-7068.