Sunday, 12 October 2008

BEST BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Our company (trade names infotel.co.uk, findmeaconference.com and findmeahotelroom.com) was short-listed for the South Lincs Business Awards in the “Best Technology” and “Business of the Year” categories. Last year we were the proud winners of the “Growing Business of the Year Award” and a runner up in the “Best Technology” section.

So …..all glossed up and bushy tailed we attended the "black tie" ceremony alongside the great and the good of the area, including our MP John Haynes. Our main competitor, a great self-publicist and dynamic young entrepreneur, is going places ”big time” (our MP was at his table!) and as we tend to be more self-effacing we doubted that we stood much of a chance against him.

But hey! Guess what? We won the “Best Business of the Year Award” and were again runner up in “Best Technology”. It gave us a great boost in these uncertain times.

To change the subject - did you know that Texans have a word "post-turtle"?. They call Sarah Palin a post-turtle.

It refers to a turtle balanced on a post. "You know she didn't get up there by herself, doesn't belong up there, she doesn't know what to do while she is up there and you just wonder what kinda dumb ass put her up there to begin with". I think that Gordon Brown is a post-turtle too.

And finally …… Don’t walk behind me, for I may not lead. Don’t walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Don’t walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the hell alone

20 comments:

Maggie May said...

Congratulations! Well done!
I definitely think Gordon Brown is a Post -Turtle! Maybe Sarah Palin too. What a good description.

Now, now, you don't really mean that last bit do you or you'd have taken the comment box out!! LOL

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Congratulations on those awards. It's always great to get recognition for excellence and hard work.

I love that post-turtle analogy. Doesn't it just describe every incompetent twat that ever got places and you wondered the hell how?!

Geat post.

Jay said...

Congratulations!! That's a real feel-good booster, isn't it?

Post turtle - I've read about that, but had forgotten what it meant. It's a perfect description for some people in some positions, politicians or not.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Congratulations on your BB award RAC. How wonderful.

Never heard the "post turtle" expression before but now I have feel I may know some who deserve that title!

A x

rosiero said...

Loved the post-turtle explanation.

Anonymous said...

The post-turtle? Hey, how many names could we add that award to just now. But not you and yours honey - a fabulous business and well awarded. And however you tell me to get the hell out I can't think of a single person in this world I'd rather walk beside

Deb said...

I am leaving you a comment even though you want to be left alone! Hope you celebrated your awards - that has to feel good.

Never heard of post-turtle before but will be using it now!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's fantastic news for you. A real boost and very encouraging to future clients.

CJ xx

Sandi McBride said...

Congrats on your awards, well done bravo (whistles, applause, feet stamping)...you done good as they say in Texas...don't know about that post turtle thing...must have been a democrat started that rumor, lol...I'd say she doesn't do a lot of anykind of sitting, post or otherwise, lol...again, congrats on your awards...now take a holiday!
hugs
Sandi

http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com said...

bloody well done. and i love the turtle analogy. x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Maggie, and I certainly don't mean the last bit. Please walk beside me, I love it.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi MOB, promoted to avlevel of incompetence. Umm? who else do I know like that?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks Jay, it certainly was a wild thing to happen to us. And, may I say, well deserved!

Retiredandcrazy said...

It was the first time I had heard the post-turtle thing too Anne. What a great description and many, many people.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I absolutely loved it too Rosario

Retiredandcrazy said...

And I can't think of a single person that I would rather walk beside me anonymous.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thank goodness you ignore my remark Debs.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, hopefully encouraging to future clients CJ! In this economic climate we need all the help we can get!

Retiredandcrazy said...

All I can say Sandi is that Sarah Palin could be your Peter Mandelson! Whatever, she seems to have powerful enemies. Is it good, is it bad?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks reluctantmemsahib, you coming for Sunday lunch today? We are saving a place for you.