Last week a fierce nor’easter dumped upwards of two feet of wet, concrete-like snow on the Boston area. With a sense of New England pride, I ignored the myriad warnings, and made my way to the office. It proved to be the kind of day where bad drivers ignored traffic laws and common decency. Next time I will work safely from home and not be quite so cavalier.
When I arrived at 21 Custom House Street, one of the buildings I manage here in Boston, the sidewalks were broom clean thanks to our amazing maintenance team. I marvel at their skill set. They address everything from large scale mechanical operations to hanging pictures with competency and a great attitude.
Despite the hard work and white out conditions, the Lead Engineer and I asked the team if they wanted to help us build a snowman. I wish I could say that there was some team building theory behind my invitation. Sometimes it’s just about having fun.
Tenants cheered us on from their office windows. Tourists snapped photos. One of our restaurants donated the carrot to complete our masterpiece. I hope that if you braved the storm you too created a work of art. Or had fun trying.