Sunday, the last day of October, All Hallows Eve, I believe, and the current weather here in Central Pa is dark, with thick clouds casting a gloom upon the land, while beds of thick fog have sprung up to stymy drivers on wet leaf slickered roads. Oh, and it's raining again. This is why I'm staying indoors today. With no reason to venture out, I'm planning to spend the first of my 3 days off relaxing. Sounds like a plan.
I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
I see problems
Yesterday, was an odd, short work day. Busy, through most of the day. I designed to sets of blinds for a customer who didn't want to sit down and work through the process. She just gave me a few details she wanted. I don't see dead people, but I do see problems there. And another customer who's replacing her flooring. A very nice older woman, who has chosen a vinyl plank that's 'middle of the road.' She will end up spending close to $5000 on a floor I think is ugly. The manufacturer has issues getting trim parts to the installers on a timely basis. I see problems here.
And then there was the woman who was asking about hardwood flooring. She was quite pleasant, asked pertinent questions, and then brought up the 'supply chain' issues. Sometimes there's a wait, but not extensive. Products can be delayed, at times for a week or two, but there are no consistent problems. After I told her this, she paused and then said, "supply chain problems are going to explode on Monday when the OSHA mandates take effect because so many are going to quit their jobs." Of course, I had no idea what she was talking about, so I started searching when I got home from work. This is one of the items I found, but nothing as explosive or terrible as she was talking about. She's anti-vax. We both made a few, calm statements before she left the department. No angry response from either side. Monday's going to prove her terribly wrong. There will be no major strikes shuddering through the nation. This is one place where I don't see problems.