Posts tagged “HSND”

Walking Blues

I have to walk in front of the CEO’s office on my way to my office at HSND. This morning she said she didn’t know who I was because I was wearing my Red Sox hat. “I don’t recognize you unless I see that shiny blonde hair!” I laughed and took off my hat so

Two Walking Stories

A couple of adventures in Tampa

The Drain-Blaster PLUNJ-N-SNAKE

Another product, which apparently was not hep enough to get infomercial-ized by my current employer, is The Drain-Blaster® PLUNJ-N-SNAKEtm SNAKE STORES IN HANDLE! Don’t ask. You really don’t want to know. But there is one on the desk in the empty office next to mine and it makes me very nervous.

Home Shopping Network Direct

My office at Home Shopping Network Direct used to be occupied by the person in charge of deciding what got on the air. There are a hunka buncha file folders next to my computer. The things that didn’t make it. When my mind wanders … when I’m thinking of non-computer-related stuff (which is once every

Christmas in July

There are something like 3000 employees at the Home Shopping Network HQ. This is where I am working now. Apparently there is a strange thing that only I have noticed happening here. I am finding it increasingly difficult as the day progresses to not grab someone by the lapels (or blouse) and scream, “Why the

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