Posted by Southwest Beverages on 3/29/2016
“Boy, will this winter ever end?” Josh stated to me as he
walked into the locker room of R & S Furniture Distributors in Schaumberg,
IL, referring to the overnight late March snow storm that dumped nine-inches of
snow on the greater Chicago area.
“Morning, Josh,” I replied, adding, “Yeah, and next week it
will be seventy.”
“Well, it might well be seventy next week but today its
thirty-three and we have a full schedule of deliveries.”
“Give me fifteen minutes, Josh, and I’ll be ready to go. I
just have to pick up our delivery tickets from Sally in accounting and a make a
thermos of Sippity Raspberry hot chocolate.”
“Now that’s a new Sippity flavor I never heard you mention
“My wife gave me a box of Sippity raspberry hot chocolate
for Valentine’s Day, and I'll tell you, Josh, I absolutely love it.”
“Can I have some?”
“I only brought two packets from home today, which is enough
to make one thermos. However, I might have some extra packets in my locker. Let
Fifteen minutes later I returned to the locker room with our
delivery orders in one hand, my thermos of raspberry hot chocolate held between
my arm and my chest and a twenty ounce container of Sippity raspberry hot
chocolate in the other hand. “Are you ready to go?” I asked Josh, as I handed him
the container of raspberry hot chocolate.
“I am now, Bret. Thanks for the container of raspberry hot
chocolate. It will provide me with comfort all day”
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
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
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.
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ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and
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