Greg called me on my mobile phone, and we met up. As a good sales person, he knows the preferences of his clients. Our first call was on an executive who isn’t a fan of bagels, but really likes donuts. Thus, we stopped by Donut Haven to pick up a fresh assortment.
We went on the customer call, and then headed northbound on the fastest mode of transportation: the New York City subway. Greg’s home is in Providence, RI, so he says he doesn’t really know the subway lines. By a strange coincidence, all of his clients and the office are all on the E line, so he doesn’t gets lost.
After stopping by the office uptown, we walked down 7th Avenue from the lower 50s.
We had time for a quick lunch. After finding lineups at a few choice restaurants, we found that there wasn’t a wait at John’s Shanghai. We then continued on to the client meeting at Times Square. There’s always activity in the city, but a day of business calls reduces sightseeing to glimpses of the streetscape.
Seven hours after taking a taxi into Manhattan, I got into a taxi back to the Laguardia. Sixteen hours after I had left home in the morning, I was back. This was a rare day in air travel when every flight and meeting ran on schedule.