Actually, Treviso Italy. Not a lot to report today, as most of the day was spent in marketing and operations meetings. I will say the meetings were consistently more productive and constructive than most. Maybe it was the fact that most of crew was severely sleep deprived, or we sat at a new table format, or just the magic of Italy, but we got a lot of really positive energy going across the room.
We spent most of the meetings in this really cool refurbished villa owned by the company I work for. Very nice, although you could find the bathrooms by following your nose. Afterward we went into Treviso, a very cool small walled town nearby. I took a ton of photos and will eventually upload them to my Facebook page once I get home. We wandered the city for a bit and eventually ended up at a small restaurant.
At that point the crew I was with opted to play the part of the drunken ugly American tour. Loud and obnoxious. I love those guys and have fun when they get hammered and tell each other inappropriate stories, but in terms of my Italian experience this was about as far as I could get without actually traveling back to America. Surrounded by drunken English speaking Americans I might as well have been on Riverwalk in San Antonio with my Warhammer crew, although I have to say my company business associated tend to have more respect for me and seem less likely to jump on me for being human. (I Drink Beer shirt courtesy of the Funny T Shirt category)
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve known and respected these guys for almost 20 years and like them all to a man. I just feel like we are back in New Hampshire when we all hang out like that.
More meetings today at the ultra modern hotel. I am looking forward to them but am also dreading them, as I tend to check out during certain meetings pretty badly (cough cough marketing cough cough) and am going to be struggling even more due to the fact that a lot of these will be in Italian. Wish me luck on that.
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