Monday, October 7, 2013 – Inbound – #trainspotting#Chicago


Good morning. On the 8:15AM into the City. Five minutes into my drive to the station, I realized I left something vitally important at the house. Swearing, I made a legal U-Turn and got back home to find one of my children in the garage doorway holding the item. I thanked the boy, missed him on the forehead, pocketed the important something, got back into my car and merged into traffic. I leave my house early for a reason – mental health.

There is a with in front of me – well she reminds me of Cruella De Ville from the animated 101 Dalmatians.  She’s reading a book from Sadler Training publication called “Five Minutes with VITO – Making the most of your selling time with the Very Important Top Officer.” She doesn’t look like a sales trainee, wearing a grey jacket, silk-blend scarf and blue jeans, but given this economy, everyone is trying something new.

Behind Cruella sits a banking executive. Well, he looks the part, anyway. Pin-striped navy blue suit, white shirt, blue-grey tie, custom made grey fedora, polished Florsheim shoes. Mr. Bakes has the face of an extra from LA Law. His hairline has a widow’s peak shape, brown hair with hints of grey. Nothing remarkable about the fellow except that he dresses like a worker-bee from the 1950’s. Very retro.

Christopher Lloyd of ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Cyberchase’ fame is here, sitting up top. The character actor is fiddling with his iCrackerBot. He seems content. He should be. He’s had a great acting career.

Also here are Anvil Kapoor, Flo from “Mel’s Diner”, Barbara Streisand doing her own makeup, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. All are armed.

Day Seven of the Shutdown. Somebody remind the House that this is a democracy. I saw a mother buy a brand candy for a temper tantruming ten year old. A temporary solution, but she didn’t teach the child any life skills. Evidently, some critical were also lost on thirty or so folk who ended up being elected to Congress.

Happy Monday. Safe travels.

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