I managed Starbucks waste and recycling activities for a number of years and would occasionally attend recycling conferences. The year was 2005-ish and I had just hired on a new waste consultant to manage our stores many waste haulers. My key account manager and I were meeting for the first time at a recycling conference in Minneapolis MN. One afternoon we needed to attend an off-site event. At that time, GPS systems were always a crap shoot in cars... They didn't necessarily take you where you wanted to go. That day it navigated us to an old empty abandoned parking lot, where plants were growing up between the cracks in the pavement, and announced "You have arrived." Diane and I are still close friends today and still laugh about that little adventure.
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