Yesterday, Mr. Y and I went on a 2:30pm run to Walmart. How tragic that it just so happened to be during Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks/shakes! Well after we had met our “work obligations” we chanced it and bought 2 Caramel Apple Shakes. OH SO GOOD! Well as we were driving to park so we could get a head start before going directly back to work Mr. Y asks “Are you suckin’ or spoonin’ it?”. I lost it. LITERALLY lost it. He looked at me because he was so confused. I told him to rethink what he had just said. Now, I can attest that he was innocently referring to whether I was using my straw or using my spoon to demolish the drink in a timely fashion.
You see this happens to Mr. Y all of the time. He is one of the most hilarious people I have met to date, whether he means to be or not. I would give you his age, but what’s in a number? Nothing. It’s in how young you feel and all in who you hang with….obviously that is why he hangs with me! 🙂 We get into all sorts of problems all the time! It is pretty fun though.
There was one time when I was first shadowing Mr. Y that we had a sales call down in Lexington Ky. It was right after Thanksgiving and it was just getting rainy and cold. It was not so nice weather. Well, when Mr. Y came to pick me up the car smelled clean! “Did you clean your car just for me??” “Uh no….Drain-O spilled and bleached out my floorboard and it was horrible to clean up!” “Oh….hey why do you have a band-aid on your face?” “I sneezed and rubbed my eye too hard. I gave myself a black eye! It looked so bad I had to put a band-aid on it. I am thinking about blaming the grandkids…what do you think?” “Well, I wouldn’t tell him you sneezed and gave it to yourself! You have to make something up…” (I am all about being honest but, when you are first meeting someone for a sales call you don’t share “associate code” items such as this!) “Mrs. Y got me a new suit yesterday. She insisted!” “That was awful nice! Well you look dapper despite the obvious!”
We were almost there and we needed gas, so we stopped at a gas station close and filled up. It was at this point I turned around and noticed Mr. Y’s new suite coat was in the remnants of the Drain-O and it was ruined!! There were tiger stripes all over it from where the bleach had just eaten thru it. “OH NO! What am I going to do! I can’t go in there without a coat! Oh man…” “Well you can’t wear that! You will ruin your shirt and skin!” “Do I have to make a story up for that one too?” “No you know what? Just let your eye speak for itself and I am sure that he won’t say anything to you about your coat after your eye….” MIND YOU, this happened all before this BIG sales meeting we had…sigh. Never a dull moment, I told you.
We get into this sales meeting finally (Mr. Y has no suit coat on and it is freezing), and of course the gentleman asked about the black eye first. Whew! We were safe. Nothing about the suit coat….We were getting ready to head out and that’s when it all went down…”Where’s your coat? It’s cold don’t you know!” “Well…..funny story about that one too…..maybe for another day….” We scurried out of there like field mice running from an owl! It was embarrassing! Humorous and a good call none the less.
We always have such fun when we are out and about on sales calls. We definitely are going to have a blast this next week when we go to Florida!! 🙂
Disclaimer: The Y in “Mr. Y” may or may not be his letter of his last name. Variables x, y, z dictate or indicate a “mysterious feel about the person without really divulging his/her real name”. See I didn’t break and privacy laws….