Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We have a team of well-qualified helpers at Findlay Market as well. Since they are easily identified by their jackets, we call them the "Orange Coats" They're hard-working, organized, conscientious, and work year-round for the benefit of others. Very early each morning, the Orange Coats prepare the Market for opening. They unlock doors, turn on lights, sweep sidewalks, and shovel snow on wintry days. Once shoppers start to arrive, the Orange Coats direct traffic and monitor the parking lots. They assist customers with directions and merchant information. They make endless trips with cardboard to the recycling bin, with garbage to the compost area, and with trash to the dumpsters in order to maintain the nice appearance of Findlay Market. In warmer months, the Orange Coats water and weed the beautiful flowers that surround the Market. They know many of the regular shoppers, and they have a sense of what's happening in the general neighborhood. They're often overlooked and frequently underappreciated. They do all those things that the merchants don't have time or energy to do...
So today, in recognition of all the help they give us behind the scenes at Findlay Market, we offer a tip of Daisy Mae's hat to the Orange Coats.
(Hey, Santa...give 'em something a little special this year.)