A lorry-load of paint ended up on the A14 at Nacton and put me behind. This meant that instead of having an hour to make a stack of calls between my BNI meeting and the appointment at the next door Town Council, I had ten minutes and the washing up to do.
Never mind, the council appointment was a good one – a lead from the office. Apparently one of the staff is a customer and recommended us. We’re cheaper than their current supplier but I suspect that Eon will offer a discount to keep such a good customer.
So I suggested that one of the council-sponsored charities should become a CFR and sign up the council… and the councillors…and the staff…
Let’s see Eon match that!
So it was lunchtime before I set to getting my six for the day. First off was a call back to the garage proprietor from the Services Directory. He’d been too busy yesterday. Now he wanted to know more.
Then “bong” an email from a company which wanted to build a website for me. I rang the boss but it turned out he’d been in both L’Arome and Euphony and built two huge networks only to see both companies collapse underneath him. But he did admit that ours was the best he’d seen. However, now he felt his future was as a franchiser. Nice chat anyway.
On to a removal firm who said “yes” they were interested – and an electrician who wouldn’t give me an email address but agreed to look at the website (so I don’t think that counts).
Two more electricians completed the set.
However, I still had to post a DVD to the lady from the insurance company (she said hadn’t been able to open the website). There’s a post box just over the road, but if I went into town, I could give out another two DVDs. The first one went to the student selling ice creams – so I told her Wes Linden’s story.
Wondering what to do with the last one, it seemed the best bet was a group of blokes hanging around a minibus. Great, I thought. I can bag four in one go.
In retrospect, I’m not sure this was such a good idea. Certainly they had plenty of time to watch the DVD – and they were definitely interested in making money.
They were all convicts on a day-out from the local prison…
However, although all distributors have to declare whether they have a criminal record, apparently that does not necessarily preclude them from joining. It’s just that we like to know what they did.
And they all looked ever so nice.