WD-40 and the Red Straw
Marketing Daily reports that WD-40 has finally created an attached "red straw," which formerly was taped to the side of the can. The company has been making the product for 55 years, and losing the straw has been customers' most consistent complaint. The straw is used to direct the lubricant into hard-to-reach places. My question is this: why on earth did it take them so long???
Where the heck is Susan these days?
If you've noticed a notable absence of the usual biting insight on this blog, it's not because my brain has shriveled away. Not yet anyway. [Or perhaps I'm just the last to hear.] But I'm having the annual spring convergence of events, among which the following:
 Various volunteer commitments came home to roost [Learn from my mistakes. Assume that all such commitments will take 4 - 5 times the expected time, and generate 10 times the anticipated e-mail. Plus if you start having fun, you're cooked.]
 I've just bought a Vespa 150S, and I am as excited as a kid going to Disneyland. It's more distracting than Facebook, and I haven't even taken delivery yet
 All the clients who weren't in a rush in February are in a rush now [Of course I don't mean you, I know this is a genuine crisis. I mean those other clients.] The projects that had no clear timetable, they have one now. That delivery date that was flexible before? Now it's not.
 I have a personal life. Every now and again I get reminded of that. Sorry, but that's just the way it is. Sometimes the blog just has to wait.
 When the sun is shining, we all want to go play. If you live somewhere the sun always shines, you may not understand this. But here in the great white north, this is the time of year we all crawl out of our cave, grab our ball glove, and put a smile on. It's hard to focus on reports and proposals when the crocuses start to come up.
Things will get back to normal soon. But I bet you are having the same problems, and you're probably as behind on your blog reading as I am!
[Yes, it's red. Everyone asks. And I need to know where I can find cool-looking girl-type scooter boots. If you see some, call me immediately.]