Festivus is a fabricated holiday celebrated on December 23rd. Daniel O'Keefe, a writer and an editor at Reader's Digest invented it way back in 1966 because he was tired of the crass commercialization that's rampant during the Christmas season.
It was intended to be something that only his immediate family celebrated.
And, it would have remained unheard of by the rest of humanity had it not wormed its way into the 1997 Seinfeld episode "The Strike." The script was penned by Dan O'Keefe, the son of the creator of the holiday.
In the episode, the Constanza family joylessly eats what is supposed to be a celebratory dinner that appears to be slices of meatloaf served on ample piles of lettuce. In one corner of the dining room stands an aluminum pole free of ornamentation of any kind. That's because Frank finds tinsel "distracting."
After dinner, it's time for "Feats of Strength," where the host selects an unlucky guest to join him in a wrestling match. The festivities aren't officially over until the head of the household is pinned to the ground. There are also the Festivus miracles, where extraordinarily banal events are deemed to be astonishingly rare supernatural occurrences.
Kramer, a recent convert to the holiday, orchestrates two of these so-called "miracles." For the first one, he invites two off-track betting bookies to dine with Elaine, who desperately hoped to avoid these sketchy characters. The other miracle was to make Jerry's girlfriend mistakenly believe that Jerry was being unfaithful to her.
This isn't a Festivus for those of good holiday cheer.
It's a Festivus for the rest of us!
There's also the Airing of Grievances. This is like the complete antithesis of Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, guests offer up thanks for all the bounteous blessings they received during the past year. But in the Airing of Grievances, each celebrant goes around the table to inform their fellow guests how much they disappointed them during the year that just ended.
Hopefully, you didn't have any grievances this year, and it was a wonderful one filled with magnificent people and things. But if you did, and any of them include being disappointed by your current medical office space, give us a call.
Being deeply dissatisfied by your external conditions shouldn't be your fate at year's end. After all, this is the season of the Winter Solstice, which is a time for regeneration and renewal. This is when we can get rid of that which no longer works for us and replace it with something new and better.
Let's talk about regeneration first.
According to dictionary.com, it means "to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition." So, in the spirit of the season, you can treat yourself to a makeover. Then, there's a good chance 2020 will surpass whatever expectations you had for the past year.
How exactly can you do that?
Too often, a dentist decides to try to save a few bucks by finding their own office space. And then, what happens is that they end up paying way too much for their space.
If this happened to you and your lease is about to expire, give us a call. Don't repeat the same mistake that led to your current predicament.
This is your chance to do things differently. To get the medical space you've been dreaming about without paying a nickel more than you need to pay.
But it's not only a time for regeneration.
It's also a time for renewal.
Renewal means to "make effective for an additional period." One way you could do interpret this is by extending your rental contract with your landlord. However, this might not be the kind of renewal that's going to rejuvenate your tired spirit. That's because you might have leased the space without an experienced tenant rep by your side.
Or, the agent you hired to get you the lease didn't do his due diligence. If either of these things is true, there's a good chance your current contract doesn't have your best interests at heart. That's why you should let us do a complimentary lease review.
It won't cost you a penny, but over time it could save you tens of thousands of dollars.
A lease review consists of a highly seasoned tenant rep scrutinizing every single word of your contract with a proverbial fine-tooth comb. He'll let you know if you're getting a great deal, or if you're being taken for a ride.
Hiring us gets you one step closer to getting your dream office space. And when you finally get the office that's right for you, you'll be so happy you gave us a call.
It'll be a Festivus miracle!