If you’ve watched the weather lately, you know Dallas and the surrounding areas have gotten slammed with snow and ice the past couple of weeks. In fact, we had to close the offices four days the week before last and one day last week. (This week, incidentally, the temperature is in the 70s!) You can hear people around the office refer to this crazy winter weather as “snow-maggedon” or “ice-apocalypse”!
Well, one lucky Wisteria employee had to venture out in all this mess. Jim, our Creative Director, had to drive to Oklahoma City to oversee the printing of our catalog, right in the middle of a huge snow storm. He had quite a trip for the sake of the catalog, starting out with the window of his car getting blown out from the high winds. We’re not sure if he’s suffering from snow delirium, but he wrote this little piece to commemorate his Oklahoma trip. It’s got a couple of inside jokes, but we tried to explain them in parentheses.
Top Ten Best Things About Being In Oklahoma City For The Snowstorm
1. Wisteria is very well known up here and I tell everybody I’m Andrew (the owner of Wisteria).
2. No early morning hours in front of the tv set, watching to see if Wisteria might show up in the school closings.
3. I’ve now prank-called almost everyone in Wisteria’s customer service center from the 405 area code, pretending to be from PETA and complained that the Derby Critters are demeaning to animals.
4. Surprisingly, it’s actually kind of interesting to not be able to feel your face.
5. I can’t afford to lose any more bets on how many feet of snow it will take to keep Jon McDonald from making it in. (Jon is our Director of Fulfillment who arrives at Wisteria everyday around 4am or something like that, no matter the weather!)
6. I can’t afford to lose any more arm wrestling matches with Lisa over parking places. (Lisa, one of the few pregnant ladies, has occasionally had to park far from the building because of our limited parking spaces.)
7. Windsurfing, just by opening up your coat.
8. Tell them you know Jerry Jones and they’ll let you drive the snowplow.
9. I get treated really nice cause everybody thinks I’m that older guy you read about on the highway message boards, the one who drives off in his car and gets lost in another county. “MISSING ELDERLY LAST SEEN DRIVING SILVER HONDA ELEMENT WITH TEXAS PLATES.” (Jim is always making old man jokes about himself. He’s not really that old; he just like the sympathy that comes with saying it.)
10. The snow’s so deep, you don’t actually have to see Oklahoma City. (Ahhh, the ongoing rivalry between Dallas and the surrounding larger cities!)