I guess a lot of small businessmen want to crack down on onerous taxes and government regulation. Me? I'd be more than satisfied just to crack down on IKEA. Maybe vote them out of office entirely.
As many of you know, we've been expanding here at TPM. And we even have our own new offices where we're working from.
So here I am, sitting cross-legged on the floor with my laptop. And there across from me, against the other wall, is Paul Kiel (author of the renowned Daily Muck), sitting on the floor cross-legged with his laptop. And there's Josh Hudelson, our new intern, doing exactly the same over to my right. (Kate Cambor is at lunch.)
Now, you may say, something doesn't quite fit. Right! Where's the furniture? That's just what I was thinking!
We were guaranteed delivery of all our TPM desks and shelves by no later than tomorrow. But when I called this morning to find out what was going on, since they hadn't called us yet with the exact delivery time, I was informed that they'd, well ... pretty much forgotten to process the order. Oops.
(I'd heard that their ability to ship things was a bit less than top-notch. But I didn't know it would be quite this bad. You have an IKEA goof story? Let us know. And if you're waiting for your IKEA furniture to be delivered, by all means, call right now and make sure they didn't forget you ordered it.)
In any case, if the posts today have a particularly 'ground-level' feel to them, well, you'll know why.