“Plane” Jane Tries To Enjoy Her Iced SIPPITY Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/11/2015

“I hate to do this to you, Jane, but as the partner in charge of the McKinney Steel account I need you to fly to Chicago tonight to be on hand first thing in the morning to supervise the reinstatement of their second quarter financial statements. It seems the SEC has taken issue with the way they have accounted for their employee options.” 

An hour later, while I was on my way to Sky Harbor airport, I received an instant message from my secretary. “Delta flight 0424, Terminal 3, Departs 6:17 PM, Gate 9, Seat 29B. Arrives-O’Hare 11:58 PM. Sorry to put you in the middle, Jane, but it was the only seat left.”

Ten minutes before boarding I stopped at the Kokopelli Deli and picked up dinner-roast beef on cheese bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo and a large chocolate raspberry flavored iced hot chocolate. I couldn’t wait to get seated on the plane, relax, eat and enjoy my iced hot chocolate. “You’ve got to be kidding me,” I thought as I walked down the isle towards row 29 only to see a very large man seated in 29A eating potato chips from the bag and a well-dressed man in 29C working on his open laptop.

To make a long story short, the man in 29C made a good faith effort to pick me up, that was until I told him I sold insurance and asked if he needed a policy. I wasn’t so lucky, however, with the man in 29A. Shortly after take off I unwrapped my sandwich, and began to eat, pausing every now and then to drink my iced hot chocolate and flip the pages of my magazine. I felt this man’s eyes focus on my sandwich with every bite I took, to the point where I felt so uncomfortable that I had to put it down. A few minutes later Mr. 29A asks, “Are you going to finish that sandwich?” Looking like a wolf who had hunted his prey for 20 miles, I replied, “No! You can have it. But do you mind if I enjoy my iced hot chocolate?”

“Be my guest,” he replied. I’m really not a big iced hot chocolate drinker.”

dry mix beveragesWritten by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Beverages

Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Bob holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

For more information, please visit www.southwestbeverages.com.

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