Monday, August 16, 2004

when swayed, improvise.

'Good morning Mr.Tan, your saw is ready for collection.'

That's about the best thing you can hear on a bluesy Monday morning that you think is going to suck. And it gets better - got into the office, heated up 2 of the world's best egg tarts for breakfast, made some of that arabica coffee, and everything was just perfect.

My bench project is sorely overdue, just because of mechanical glitches I wasn't able to do anything about it last weekend, but you know, I've come to realize that everything does happen for a reason, whether you swear, or you mope, or think, or react, or choose not to react on it, it will happen, and there is nothing you can do about it, but move on. Improvise. Such a powerful word when you think about it, but yet, so little practised. However if everyone chose to be intelligent, you're going to just have similar problems at a different level.

The weather today was fantastic, cloudy, cool, and drizzling. Well, as long as it doesn't rain, I ought to figure that its a great day. While I was a the Bosch service centre, I picked up a brochure and there was this other drop saw that I wanted, at a promotional rate. Hmm, so tempting. Doesn't hurt that they're gonna throw in 12 cans of 100Plus, which I thought was quite strange. Did they think that we're going to be doing laborous work so we had to replace lost fluids? Anyhow, a couple of drinks never hurt anyone. Plus, included in the promotion, was the option to purchase a grinder at a reduced rate.

The measure of great advertising is to offer people what they want, with additional options that they may just want to pick up just because it sounds too good to be true. Just like how frankly I don't need a grinder at all, but somehow, I'm sold to the idea.

I'll let it pass, because as a consumer, that's the right thing to do. For now at least.

Work with what you got. Improvise.