As we wrapped up the week he presented me with a box as a way of saying "Thank you" for all the work I had done during the week to improve the performance and stability of his environment. I opened the box and found that I had a "Green Taxi" Dunnie which made this Dunnie particularly important to me for a big reason.
10 years ago I spent several weeks in Mexico City working for a company that was selling a billing software to a major television network. During that time there we had a few rules.
- Don't drink the water
- Don't brush your teeth with tap water.
- No ice in the drinks.
- Do NOT buy the bottled water from the people selling them on the streets, only from the bodegas.
- No walking around at night without an escort.
- Do NOT use the green taxis, only the "Radio Taxi". (One of our group did actually use the green taxi to get across town, and they had a hilarious, but no less scary, tale of that trip involving careening down the road in curb lanes; cutting in and out of traffic; and holding on for dear life)
Now I have a memento of my time in Mexico and also my time at my recent clients office. Thanks!