Have you ever had one of those days where it seems every time you ask a supplier or colleague a question you keep getting pushed back? I’m sure you have those days where you want to run to the top of the mountain and just scream your lungs out. But, that’s what God invented wine for.
I used to have the saying – that I would enjoy working with people if people weren’t involved. Now we all know that in the world of event planning a large part of our job is relying on the competence of other people. That’s why this industry can be a nail biting experience for a lot of people.
The Current Do-Nothing Congress Is an Example of What Not to Do in Event Planning
Lately, in the US, it seems that nothing is getting done in yet another do-nothing Congress. These people (I just can’t use the word adult and Congress in the same sentence) seem more hell-bent on obstructing legislation just because the other side brought it to the floor. If you look at the way our government works and compare it to the event planning industry you can easily see how our political system is truly dysfunctional. Comparing Congress to event planners, Congress fails miserably. After all, isn’t it their job to make sure that events (and in Congress’s case the events are the day-to-day running of the country) are executed properly? It’s not that I’m saying there shouldn’t be any debating – quite the contrary. Debating any potential legislation is exactly what we need so that, in the end, hopefully the best gets past.
Unless you’re living under a rock you know that this is a presidential election year here in the US. Which got me wondering wouldn’t it be nice, just for once, to see Barack Obama and Mitt Romney plan an event and get along. Well, apparently NBC’s Jay Leno thought the same thing. Albeit in a humorous way.
So take a look at the video below. Here you’ll see Mitt Romney and Barack Obama having a good time doing the remix of “Call Me Maybe”. Okay so maybe it’s not really them together, but one can wish can’t I?