As TASFAA President, I sit on the TSAC Board as a voting member. The Board met this past week to review the new lottery changes that needed to be written into the lottery policies and procedures. Quick and short meeting and will be looking forward to meeting again over the new few months as TSAC develops their business plan for the ever changing marketplace.
Funny thing happened to me the other day. I was working in my office and one of my 'duties' is to pop popcorn for the office - we have a popcorn machine and it gives staff something to munch on in between phone calls and students. We had an angry parent up front and I wheeled the popcorn machine out of my office (for fire safety it cannot be popped in common areas) I took some up front to the receptionist just about the time the parent said she wanted to speak to the Director.
I asked her what I could do to assist her, she looked at me and the popcorn I was delivering and said "If I want popcorn I will call you, otherwise let me speak to the Director!". I gave the receptionist a knowing wink and told her to escort her to the Director's office and that he would be with her momentarily. I finished delivering popcorn and walked into my office sat down handed the mother a bag of popcorn and said" Hi I am the Director, how can I help you?." She was embarrassed and gave a nervous laugh and I chuckled as well and we worked out her issue over popcorn.
Lesson for me was, never underestimate the power of a little carbohydrate and a laugh! (I need more of the latter personally!)
Have a great rest of July and look forward to start of classes in August for most of you!