Human beings, as species, have no more value than slugs.
Our clients enjoy having that personal relationship. They enjoy dealing with a local firm.
Ten years ago when Dan Blue was speaker, he had $125,000 and everybody thought it was an outrage. Today, Speaker Black has over a million dollars, and no one thinks it's an outrage. It's gotten that competitive.
We have a longer window to get it right. We sketch out scenes and can see how they work before we commit to them. And we can go back and fiddle with them.
I think it's really fallen off people's radar. We don't hear much about it at all.
We get that money back through the life of the car. You are paying considerably less for gas.
We can't spend a dime. All we can say is, 'Here are the offices. These people need to be moved.' It's been said before by previous committees and in previous reports. We're just looking for options.
Like all freshmen, you have to pay your dues. You don't get the nice office space. You don't get the most desirable committees.
I have a friend that works at a gas station so I just get him to phone me when it's going up, so I can get the inside edge on it.
Look what he's done for our community, for the sports program alone. He's a coach. Try and top him. You're not going to top him.