1970s Florida: Winter vacations of Sun, Sand and Surf...

...and the most valuable business lesson I ever learned.





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Written by Jerusalem Post
4233 days ago

Very touching Yonatan!



Written by yoni67
4232 days ago

Thanks Post staffers,

Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed!

Yoni



Written by ShoshFromJobShuk
4233 days ago

Yoni,

He sounds like a heck of a guy!

Shosh



Written by yoni67
4233 days ago

Hell of a guy!



Written by m4bmarketing
4234 days ago

Great story Yoni and the lesson is as valuable today as it was back in the 70s. It is so often the little things you can do to make people and customers feel special that they will remember it for a long time.

Susan



Written by yoni67
4234 days ago

Susan,

1970, 2011, 2030; Making people feel special never has and never will go out of style. I's why some people remain in our heads for the right reasons, and others for all of the wrong reasons!

Yoni



Written by profit613
4235 days ago

Yoni,

I really like the lesson of the personal touch. So many salespeople that I run into don't give a crap about customers. I've been in stores lately where nobody even approaches customers. Andy is really an example of how to treat people right and I enjoyed hearing about him.

Rochelle Rochelle



Written by yoni67
4234 days ago

Rochelle Rochelle,

Andy was a great example of how to do it. A shame that there are still so many people who forget the "service" part of customer-service :(



Written by ronika
4235 days ago

What a great memory (and nickname!), Yoni. These are the experiences that shape us. Having a genuine interest in both existing and potential clients is such a great asset in business.



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

Ronika,

These certainly do shape us. They are the memories that stick in our consciousness. If Andy had been the president of a company, I have no doubt that he would have led it to the big-time. Great businesspeople are born great...there are certain things that can't be taught!

Yoni



Written by amabaie
4235 days ago

Was Some Guy his real name? ;-)



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

It was his nom-de-guerre!



Written by JackieP
4235 days ago

I think we all have an "andy" in our lives somewhere. Those are the people that we will never forget, simply for how they make us feel.

Lovely reminiscence

Thanks Yoni



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

Jackie,

Amazing the impression that a good person can make on us and how long that impression can last!

Yoni



Written by shepherd
4235 days ago

Jackie I agree with you that some people have some Andy in them. If not then we may be dealing with the wrong people. Nice job Yoni

Shep



Written by [email protected]
4235 days ago

Very nice job as usual Yoni. I feel that your readers really get to know you as a person through your writing.

Ben



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

Thanks Ben,

Much appreciated!

Yoni



Written by Adam_Gottlieb
4235 days ago

Hey, I thought you were taking a break :)

Very nice and sweet post with a valuable lesson for business and life.

Regards,

Adam



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

Adam,

Thanks. I was going to take a break. I was a bit down, but as a writer, writing is therapeutic for me. Didn't want to write. Wrote. Feel better :)

Yoni



Written by alinisrael
4235 days ago

Yonatan,

Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories!

Alan



Written by yoni67
4235 days ago

Alan,

Thanks, glad you enjoyed!

Yoni



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