Posted by Southwest Beverages on 4/21/2016
“Hey, Picasso, let’s take a coffee break,” I called out to
my partner, Vinny Macchiaroli, who was atop a forty-foot ladder painting the second
story flear-d-lis trim details of a victorian house we were painting. Years
ago, I had given Vinny the nickname “Picasso” when he first started painting
the finer details on the interior and exterior of houses.
“I’ll be down in a few minutes. I just need to finish this section,”
he mumbled back with one small paint bush between his teeth and an angled brush
in his right hand that he had just dipped in the gallon of white paint that was
suspended from the ladder.
“You know, Picasso, this is what I will always remember
about you. How meticulous you are in your attention to details.”
“I hope you remember me for the thermos of Kemosabe gourmet
flavored coffee I brought you every morning for the past twenty-two years,”
Picasso called back as he started to paint the last flear-d-lis panel. “You
sure drink enough of it,” he added.
“That I do, Picasso. To be honest after all these years I
still don’t know which flavored coffee I like best-mocha, chocolate cinnamon,
chocolate hazelnut, crème butterscotch, French vanilla or chocolate irish
“I personally love the French vanilla flavored coffee,”
Picasso called back. “Well except for St. Patrick’s day when I drink the
chocolate irish cream flavored coffee to celebrate your heritage,” he added,
referring to the fact that my name is Patrick O’Boyle and I came to America
from Athy, Ireland when I was just 6-years-old.
“Well then, Picasso, all this talk about coffee is making me
thirsty. I’ll meet you around front where I’ll be sitting on the tailgate of my
F-150 enjoying a nice warm cup of chocolate cinnamon flavored coffee.”
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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