Kiss her ring!
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Construction News set out to ask industry folks about the lucky charms they carry, and we admit that we had some preconceived notions of what we’d see (Rabbit’s feet. Special coins. Bits and bobs that dangle from key chains.).
But that was before we asked the question of Phillips/May project administrator/supervisor Janice Webb a.k.a. “No. 1 Boss Lady.” Now we know that luck doesn’t come out of a gumball machine, oh no it doesn’t. Webb taught us that luck must be specially made just for us and flaunted on our fingers, Beyonce–style, to inspire the unlucky among us.
For Webb, luck comes in the form of a silver ring inscribed with the words “No. 1 Boss Lady.” Webb doesn’t just call herself this. Mere mortals bestowed this title on Webb. People call her this so often that a ring had to be created lest anyone should forget the tale of how it came to be. –mjm
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