Working for a top advertising firm is really exciting. You can spend your days wining and dining your clients, travelling to great destinations, and even get in on some of the best deals out there. Of course, there are some downsides to this job as well. You don’t get to spend much time with family and friends because you are always on the go somewhere and you must like living out of a suitcase. You may only be at a destination for a day or two and most of that time is spent in meeting trying to lure you prospective client into signing an advertising contract. This is the life that my dad had led for the past twenty years. As he is approaching retirement we wanted to get some of his most memorable stories to share at this party. He told us of the exciting ones and big account he had landed over the years, but, he said that his most memorable one was the year he had to fly to Alaska for a business trip. He hate the cold weather so he was not looking forward to the trip at all. The client had insisted that he come up to his cabin for the weekend and that they would discuss the contract there. He said that the fresh, crisp air made him think more clearly. Dad’s boss told him that he really didn’t have a choice in the matter so he packed up and flew to his snowy destination. When he arrived there was a car waiting for him with the heat running. He was also very happy when he reached the clients home to find a roaring fire and a really well heated house. He only had to spend a few hours outside sightseeing and at least he came home with a contract.