My job in Dallas, Texas is done.
The training video I worked on was unveiled today at a meeting of 150 regional loss prevention managers. I did a brief presentation following the film, and answered some questions. The handcuffing presentation was the last one of the day, and afterward all the attendees divided by region and went out to dinner together. Everyone seemed really happy with the training video, and judging from the evaluation forms my presentation went over pretty well.
I sat with a guy from South Carolina, a Chicago transplant who now lives in Tampa, and two women from Louisiana. Like everyone I've ever met from Louisiana, they liked to talk, and they liked to talk about food. I got hungry even as I sat there eating. We had a few beers with dinner and all ended up talking about alligator attacks. It was fascinating doing the compare/contrast between Floridian and Louisianan takes on alligator awareness. It was a splendid evening.
Now I'm back at the fabulous Hyatt Place hotel, which, if I were a regular business traveler, I'd be madly in love with.
They let you bring beer into their internet business center.