What is it about Christmas? Maybe it’s the stress. Maybe it’s the booz. Maybe it’s the family. Maybe it’s the ham. But for whatever reason, folks get sick on Christmas. Rolling in through the front door was a guy that looked like Papa Smurf, but without the red hat, and not nearly as happy. He was having a hard time breathing, real hard time. He had the highest blood pressure I’ve ever seen, and his breathing could be best described as gurgling. Even after I intubated him, I couldn’t get his Oxygen level anywhere near adequate.
I think I intubate or run a code on someone every Christmas. Tis the season.
The Syd VeloWool Trainers came in on Christmas Eve. Too late to get them to our pre-ordered customers. Really bummed me out. A snow storm in Denver delayed the shipment, and the trainers were stuck in a hangar at the Denver airport. I found myself standing in front of the UPS lady pleading,”But you are ruining Christmas!!!“. No dice. I emailed all the Alchemist faithful, who were still holding their collective breathes that their pre-ordered holiday gifts would arrive in time. I braced for a backlash of angry, frustrated replies. But without exception, everyone was incredibly understanding. The warm responses and heartfelt support was enough to restore my faith in humanity, and it certainly makes me thankful that the group of people who like Alchemist gear are the kind of folks I want to be associated with.
As far as the Syd goes, we couldn’t be happier with them. It’s a great piece. Not that I’m biased.