I remember our first consultation. It was certainly one of those days, where I was already running late and there was some collusion going on between all of New York City’s traffic lights that didn’t want me to show up to this meeting on time. And while it was after-hours, I was surprised to find NOT ONE parking spot in all of Midtown. You’ve got to be kidding me, right? I pulled into the first parking garage I could find, only to see a giant sign that read $40/hr + 18% NYC parking tax. I grumbled some obscenities as I passed my keys over to the attendant and hustled over with my portfolio in hand to our designated meeting place: a Starbucks not too far from the Helmsley Building.
You could imagine the blood pressure of my 30-something year old body when I found out the place was packed. Curious, I know.
I panicked. Who the heck drinks this much coffee at 6pm on a weekday anyway? Shouldn’t these midtown financial executives be at some happy hour, slugging back endless chalices of Stella? Â Apparently not.
30 minutes later, Rachelle and I settled into a quiet cafe down the street. She then confesses to me: “My fiance’s a bit camera-shy.”
If that’s going to be the worst of my problems that day, I told her we were going to be just fine!
Congrats again Rachelle and John on your engagement. I hope you guys enjoyed spending your day with yours truly :). We can’t wait to see you guys again later this Fall!
As for us, it appears we’ll be working a wedding on Lil Monster’s birthday, so we’ll be taking him out for an early birthday present…to Sesame Place! I haven’t been there in almost 18 years. Can’t wait!
Ben & Karis