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The Royalty Experience for Peculiar Pens

I experienced exemplary service when my watch was losing time and I had to take a trip to the Breitling boutique in NYC. As soon as I arrived to the boutique, one of the employees wore elegant gloves in order to handle my watch. Then she requested that I follow her to the personal service area, as she held my watch in front of her as a ring bearer would hold the rings at a wedding ceremony. Then she gently placed the watch on a leather pad and offered me beverage as she registered the watch for service.

I felt like royalty!

The watch was shipped to the main factory where they dismantled the entire timepiece and replaced everything that showed any signs of wear. When I picked up my fully serviced watch six weeks later, it looked brand new without any scuffs or blemishes. My only issue was that it cost an arm (not my watch-wearing arm) and a leg. Even though I paid a significant premium for this service, I couldn’t get this experience out of my head. I felt that Peculiar PPL needed to provide an equal or better service experience for a fraction of the cost. As a result, I spent several weeks improving the Peculiar writing utensil.

Peculiar Writing Instrument

First I wanted to make sure that this pen had the potential to become everyone’s favorite pen, so I discarded the ordinary ink cartridges that I originally chose for the pens and I selected a significantly better cartridge that wrote extraordinarily.

Peculiar Writing Instrument

Then I put together the best pen warranty out of any pen in existence. For the first five years of owning the pen, service will be provided for free on an annual basis. Under this service plan, the pen will be restored to the original (or better than original) condition. Worn parts will be replaced or repaired, ink cartridges will be replaced or upgraded (if available), and the pen will be polished back to its original shine. Best of all, effective immediately, this is provided free of charge with the purchase of a Peculiar Writing Instrument. More details on this service here.

Though the Breitling service cost me an arm and a leg, it was worth every penny because it gave me a valuable lesson in service and workmanship, which I can pass along to Peculiar PPL everywhere!

Geremy’s Peculiar Outing

The Peculiar Outing

I have disparate groups of friends from different areas of my life and historically, I’ve kept them in silos with very little interaction between the different groups. In an attempt to create a more cohesive group of friends, I came up with a concept called “Geremy’s Peculiar Outing.”

With each Peculiar Outing, I send emails to 4-8 of my friends to invite them to hang out with a few other people, but I make sure to omit the names of the other invitees. A key caveat of the outing is that no one is allowed to mention it to anyone else and they cannot prod to find out the names of the other potential attendees. By keeping the names of the participants private, I am able to gather friends from different social circles together to have a fun outing and potentially forge new friendships.

Thus far, I’ve arranged a few outings, including a NYC Bike Tour Extravaganza and a visit to the Schmorgasburg food festival and they have gone swimmingly without any bloodshed. With such a positive response to the idea, I have plans of conducting many more of these outings in the new year. So if you receive an email from me with an invitation to an outing, don’t be surprised if you are joined by Ms. Pipkin (my kindergarten teacher from Paterson School 10), Dwight (the kid who beat me up in 3rd grade for cutting him in line), Handiman (the one-armed guy who dries my car at the car wash), and Thomas Jefferson (our family guinea pig).

A Spontaneous Jetcapade to “Bawstin”

Boston Jet-capade

It was 6:00 pm on Wednesday evening and I was packing up to leave work, when suddenly I realized that I took the following day off and I didn’t have any plans. This was a problem and I couldn’t let a perfectly good day go to waste, so I quickly checked with my favorite private jet company and serendipitously secured a flight from New Jersey to Boston on their new, gorgeous Cessna Citation CJ3 jet. To make things even better, my brother had the following day off from school, which meant that I had a traveling buddy to go with me, just like last year when we took a spontaneous trip to Michigan.

Boston Jet-capade
Boston Jet-capade
Boston Jet-capade
Boston Jet-capade
Boston Jet-capade

Upon arriving at Teterboro airport, it took us 10 minutes before the wheels were up and we were in the air, and it only took that long because I kept walking around the plane taking “selfies” like an overly excited 12 year old girl. That was quite an improvement over the 1.5 hours that it usually takes me to walk through airport security, get “randomly selected” for the security spot checks, wait for my boarding group Z to be allowed on the plane and navigate to my luxurious middle seat in row 39 of the plane. While enroute to Boston, I used the plane’s wifi connection to plan out our itinerary for the trip and and by the time we landed we had a list of places to explore and a rental car waiting for us.
Boston Jet-capade
Boston Jet-capade

We spent the entire day exploring the city, and after enjoying the best ice cream that I’ve tasted in life, we took the rental car on our road trip back to New Jersey. By 10 pm, we arrived home in time for my brother and me to get a good night’s sleep before returning to our non-spontaneous, regular lives the following day.

I’m finally getting the hang of these spontaneous trips. Who’s coming with me on the next one??