1. They’re not just out to give tickets, they’re trying to keep Regina safe. My initial impression of “Cops” per se was that of the stereotypical Farva off Super Troopers. You know what I mean, just complete jerk-faces? (Yes you hyphenate jerk-faces) Yeah, they’re nothing like that at all. I met a few while I was in the back for debriefing and they were down to earth normal people. And no they don’t try to give you tickets, if you break the law in front of them they’re going to give you a ticket. A few bad eggs hurts their reputation that’s for sure.
2. They have a very, very difficult job. A lot of the people they deal with have no respect for Cops whatsoever, you can imagine how their interactions usually go. Any time you have an exchange with a Police Officer it’s usually because of something bad happened. They’re the bringers of bad news. It’s incredibly difficult to imagine that in your day-to-day most people you deal with are not happy with you at all, it must affect their mood and attitude over time. Read more
At Folkfest in Regina this past weekend I saw two girls a friend had recently hired to work for his company. They were volunteering.
That struck me a mildly awesome. There’s a 85%* chance that those girls are younger than you and they took it upon themselves to volunteer at Folkfest.
I told my friend about it and we agreed that that is a very positive attribute to possess, a willingness to volunteer. It shows you care, that you’re not selfish (or a shellfish), that you believe in giving back, that you support local events/causes/entities that need your help.
How do you give back?
* – based on an estimated guess of the average age of my readers, 85% of them would be older than the girls mentioned above.
This year marks the 4th annual Coveted Cup in Regina, on July 27th, this three day sports competition founded by Trevor Galon, begins. 32 guys will be competing in the three day grueling event, consisting of a home run derby Friday night, two-on-two beach volleyball Saturday morning, doubles tennis Saturday afternoon, and ends off with golf on Sunday.
The teams are randomly put together a week in advance in the annual (stressful) Coveted Cup draft. Whoever raised the most money for KidSport gets last pick of a partner. The people who raised the least amount of money pick first. You want last pick of a partner to ensure you’re not stuck with a dud. Arguably the most important part of Coveted Cup.
It has evolved a lot in the past four years. Here’s a post I did about Coveted Cup in 2012, The second Annual Coveted Cup.
We also host a Cabaret Saturday night at Pure, all proceeds going to KidSport.
How much money is raised? We’re already just under 10K for KidSport. Pretty freaking awesome if you ask me.
So the teams this year were:
Team A: Trevor Galon (@TRPGalon) / Jeffrey Maystruck
Team B: Jason Galon / Dan Morin
Team C: Andrew Rink (@Andrew_Rink) / Mark Tran
Team D: Jordan Snitzler / Justin Bozak
Team G: Scott Dombowsky / Grant Sellinger
Team H: Robbie Findlay / Matt Solomon
Team I: Mike Distasi (@Di_Stasi) / Ben Matheson
Team J: Curtis Wong / Nick Mazurak (@nmazurak)
Team K: Adam Reiser / Critter Hebert
Team L: E dubb / Trevor Isaac
Team P: Brock Findlay / Robbie McLellan (@panfacerobbie)
Last year the Top Tweeters on Twitter in Saskatchewan turned out to be a hit, this is the follow up. The original people from that list are on here, some with updated notes (insert evil laugh).
PS: if you can’t find your name right away, on a Mac hit Command F, a little search box will appear at the bottom of your browser, now you can search for whoever you wish. You’re welcome. Read more
That’s why when you receive special treatment and your expectations are blown away, it stands out your mind and you’re apt to be more loyal to who ever treated you this way.
We were at a restaurant last night, being as loud as we usually are on a Saturday night. We received two warnings to quiet down from the manager of the establishment. Our reaction? We paid our bill and went to Earls instead for the remainder of the night.
We go to Earls a lot because of the way they treat us. We’ve never been given a warning (even though we’re almost always the loudest table there), they know most of us by name, and make an effort to do more than just serve us. Even though that’s all their job is, just to serve you food and drinks. If all they did was “just” serve food and drinks then Earls wouldn’t be such a popular establishment in Regina.
This isn’t a post about how great Earls is, it’s about how you treat your customers and if you’re consistently making an effort to exceed expectations.
No one expects to be treated special, but if you empower your employees and management to go above and beyond the regular level of service, you’re going to create a much different atmosphere.