Verbatim Column
Early in 2020, Cetane’s Nancy Coop started a human interest column in BPN (Butane-Propane News). Modeled after the familiar “Heard on the Street” interview, Nancy sent questions to a group of propane colleagues who replied by e-mail. The monthly questions and responses were published in BPN and appear here verbatim. It’s an uncommon insight into colleagues’ honest replies to provocative questions.

What changes in your behavior have you made or are considering making due to inflation?

Both on the personal and professional front, we are hearing numerous and consistent conversations and news items about inflation across the U.S. This month, we ask our people in the propane realm what impact inflation has on them either at home or at work or both. In this column, adopted from the familiar “Heard on […]

What’s something you keep telling yourself you’ll do when you retire, or when you “have the time”?

A recurrent phrase I’m hearing from people of all ages these days is “If not now…when?” The key to this month’s question is the aspect of “having the time.” Are you booking time on your schedule beyond work that creates rewarding results? In this column, adopted from the familiar “Heard on the Street” format, we […]

How Do You Manage Stress?

Since I was behind on my deadline and needed to hurriedly develop a question and request replies on a tight due date, the topic of stress could not be more apropos this month. It turns out that our colleagues have some keen insights from their own lived experiences, which they share here. In this column, […]

What moment from your childhood are you most proud of?

Just when you thought you were getting to know some of our responders, their childhood memories add a new dimension to our impressions of these colleagues. Enjoy learning about what mattered to them in their youth and how these moments colored their years since. [In this column, adopted from the familiar “Heard on the Street” […]

What is one mistake that you will never make again?

Which of the mistakes in life stands out as one you’ll never make again and why? Our colleagues share their mistakes and some of the wisdom learned. [In this column, adopted from the familiar “Heard on the Street” format, we offer our responders a chance to answer the question posed in the title. These are […]

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