Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity to visit Wellington (slogan "New Zealand's Leading Second City") to attend a Widget Workshop, where I explained how superior my employers' widgets are compared to the widgets of other suppliers.
It was a long day, beginning with the ritual of "ablutions in the kitchen sink and tiptoeing out of the house at 4:45am to avoid waking the children", and a long dark drive to Auckland Airport for a flight on Air New Zealand. The Air New Zealand safety briefing videos are great, and I can confidently say that as someone who has flown regularly for many years:
On the plane I was seated between a nice affable gentleman, and someone who looked like a rotunder version of Paul Henry (who incidentally makes a cameo appearance in that second video), who was apparently constructed entirely from flab and elbows.
Petone itself is a satellite of Wellington (slogan "New Zealand's Leading Second City's Leading Second Conurbation's Suburb") The weather in Wellington and Petone was bloomin' cold compared to sub-tropical Auckland, although the coffees at Revive were rather nice.
I did my explanation of how our widgets are more widgety than anybody else's and why you'd be mad to ever consider a non-compliant widget for any application, no matter how trivial. The most exciting part was when one of our potential customers farted loudly, and his colleagues carried on without missing a beat. I have to assume the guy has farted so often in the office that they just got used to it.
Then I done fly home and got a spinach and lamb curry from the takeaway for dinner.
My verdict? Petone? S'alright.