Why would there be a daisy in my toilet?

Daisy20060912I traveled a fair bit for my job as the Microsoft Pragmatic Evangelist, and I’ve seen a lot of this country, and even the world.

Mostly from the inside of hotel and conference rooms, however.

Regular readers remember various posts about palatial hotel rooms I’ve been assigned as I was the ‘last one in’ for the night, and / or ‘the first one out’ in the morning.

Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I’ve posted these; I’ll start doing that again. Not that I get to use the rooms; it’s kind of cool just to see how the other 3/4 lives.

I digress. Occupational hazard.

One of the oddest things I’ve seen lately (especially being that we’re well out of Spring and starting to look Fall in the eye) was this: a daisy in my toilet.

Why would there be a daisy in my toilet?

For fun, let me paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson: "I am sick of these #*! daisies in my #*! toilet".

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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