The "Do Not Enter" Sign on My Office Door–Boy do I really appreciate my receptionist

27 10 2005

If you remember, a few weeks ago I posted that I moved my office down a few doors in the strip mall that houses In Touch Media Group in order to have some peace and quiet as well as do my duties as CEO unencumbered.

It seemed that having a door directly to the street was not going to be an issue. We put up a sign that said employees only; no solicitation; please see reception in suite 205. It’s not that I am anti-social or don’t like people, but I do have a job to do.

Did people listen? No, even though that very nice sign was up on the door, on eight separate times, a downtrodden individual walked in and accosted me in one shape or another.

On one occasion, this rather odorous fellow walked in while I was on the phone. I asked the caller to hold for a moment (by the way, I was speaking to an investment banker about a huge sum of money for the company) and I asked this individual Yes?…and he said, “Oh, I’ll wait.” (Like I want a guy like this listening to my call with a banker…) I asked again, “What do you want? There is a no solicitation sign on the door.” He assured me he wasn’t soliciting me, and I asked him again what did he want to which he replied $4.00 to go to Jacksonville. I promptly threw him out. I have no problem helping people in need, but it was obvious he was just trying to rip me off.

Now there is a red do not enter sign a picture of a skull and crossbones and the following note:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNAUTHORIZED VISITORS

WE DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE POOR, DRUNK, OR FOUR DOLLARS SHORT ON A TRIP BACK TO JACKSONVILLE.

WE WILL NOT GIVE YOU MONEY
WE WILL CALL THE POLICE.

DO NOT ENTER

So far, I haven’t gotten any unauthorized visitors today. I’ll keep you posted.

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24 03 2006
scooter

nice, i need one of those for my room

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