Losing Functionality: The Signs of Burnout

By on June 10th, 2014

burnout coverOver recent weeks my wife and I have been trying to sell our house. In an effort to have it sell faster, we purchased a dozen of these air-freshener warmer devices that you plug into your wall. If you haven’t used one, the way it works is that you plug it in and slide a glass jar of freshener into the warmer and set the dial to the level of scent that you want (from low to high). After two days of having the fresheners plugged in, I noticed that the smell wasn’t as tropical as it once was. I checked each one and all seemed to be okay. I left the fresheners plugged in for another week until I realized that there was no longer a divine smell of the tropics in the house. Upon inspection, I noticed that the glass bottles were completely empty and needed to be replaced. I had the fresheners on full blast, causing each one to deplete faster than I anticipated. Continue reading

FLVS: Where Learning is a Pleasure

By on September 17th, 2013

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Have you ever been inside of a Publix grocery store? No matter what city I am in, I always prefer to go to a Publix if I am in need of groceries. No matter which Publix I visit, I know that I will find a clean store, friendly staff, and fast checkout.

Publix has made it a universal and cultural norm to create a clean, friendly environment in order to live up to its motto “where shopping is a pleasure.” And, it is truly a pleasure to shop at Publix. Continue reading