I asked her if I could send a care package to her staff, and she said what they're really all craving is fresh fruit. They've got enough snacks and pre-packaged food, but nothing fresh to eat. Tomorrow I'm going to buy some clementines and small apples to ship to them.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Friend in Houston
We have several stores in the Houston area that were affected by Ike, and one of the GMs is a good friend of mine. I finally heard back from her yesterday. Her store has power, and her house has power, but most of her staff is without electricity. She is taking in laundry from her staff and doing it at her house so they can have clean clothes to wear. She can't get any sleep because it takes forever to do anything. Standing in long lines for everything. She said that a lot of retail stores are re-opening without power and that you've never really lived until you've shopped by flashlight in Target with no A/C and no electricity.