[Report by: Gil]
(above, Carol Dougherty and Patricia Brinkner lean in for a photo)
Sadly, there is no WiFi on this flight, so when this is posted, the 8:50 a.m. Gallery Furniture team would have safely arrived at Greensboro, NC – following in the footsteps of the 7:05 flight headed by Chris Etheredge, a seasoned Gallery Furniture buyer.
Blogging from this height gives one perspective, the view of the clouds moving below the plane a near ballet of beauty in nature – in fact, the clouds feel just what a wonderful Gallery Furniture Tempur-Pedic feels like – like sleeping on a cloud. Speaking of sleep, I didn’t get too much of it last night because I was excited awaiting the trip – lots of packing, checking the laptop, and so on. Many of the other wonderful Gallery Furniture customers who are going on this flight were much the same way – it was a chorus of excitement at Gate A17 at Bush Intercontinental this morning as we awaited our US Airways flight that would take the Gallery Furniture customers to High Point Market.
Carol Dougherty, a local property manager and real estate guru known for her home staging in Houston, was asking every member of the team “What will you be looking for?” and “What products do you hope to find for Gallery Furniture?” This type of go-go-go spirit is a cornerstone of Gallery Furniture, and it’s great to see it in our wonderful customers like Carol.
Another great Gallery Furniture customer, Nurse Teri, was tired from having had to run to and fro College Station to help a family member yesterday, not finishing her packing til 3 a.m. she said – “And I’m glad to be here, and excited about the trip!” she said with a beaming smile on her face that spoke volumes about the whole group’s excitement for going to High Point Market.
Earlier today I met Martha Kologinczak, a veteran Gallery Furniture staffer, this morning at the Starbuck’s in Terminal A, we went over some last minute details and shared some laughs, had some coffee together (and more coffee) as we enjoyed discussing trips past once the matters of business had been attended to. Martha is stalwart friend, and a great co-worker – she is one of the many reasons that folks that work for Gallery Furniture can call each other family as well, and why it’s such a blessing to work at the world’s greatest furniture store, serving the world’s greatest customers. Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life, and that is so very true.
Reflecting on the dynamic group of people that Gallery Furniture has selected for the customer buying trip to High Point, I cannot help but smile as we pass over the world’s greatest country – the United States of America .
Now if only they made Tempur-Pedic Sleep Seats on planes!
From left to right below, Teri Zepeda, Patricia Brinker, Martha Kolo, Gil Velasquez, and Carol Dougherty.