Saturday, December 1, 2007

An Industry First!!

I am sharing top-breaking news with you. An industry first! In all my years in the energy industry, I've never seen such. So, I figured you, my faithful readers, should be the first to know.

Visiting an office yesterday morning, I asked one of the managers if he'd like to go to lunch. He accepted - then the other manager came to his door, and said, "Let's go to lunch!" I graciously offered to be their lunch sponsor, and they accepted. This was my first foray with this customer, and our first such meeting. We enjoyed some great fellowship, and some great Mexican food at one of our local restaurants.

When it came time to pay, I found my billfold had escaped my purse. Woe. Despair. And agony on me…deep dark depression, excessive misery...

I confessed my dilemma, and they got the biggest kick out of my oversight! We all laughed, me until tears ran down my face – and one of them graciously picked up the ticket. Once we checked out, we went and searched my truck. The billfold was in the back seat, where it had fallen out of my purse.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a first for me. Bet they don't quickly forget me!

7 comments:

Sandy Kessler said...

wish I could say it was a first for me- I'm always leaving things license, wallet , checkbook -quit carrying cell phone. I'm one of those people who needs a bag around my neck ahahahahahglad you found it ibeati

scotte said...

Did that myself a month ago. Repaid the customer but coworkers will not forget it. funny happening to you tho- wasn't funny when it happened to me.

little david said...

Glad your customers could laugh about it (though you should be prepared for the next several times that lunch plans are suggested). I agree with Sandy; I don't need an exercise program because I get enough walking just returning to the room where I remembered something then forgot as soon as I reached the destination.

How are hubby's glasses coming along?

Eric said...

Janie, you can get away with that at $90/barrel. The real test is when it's $8! ;-)

Janie said...

Sandy - I can somewhat relate - but I lose stuff in my purse!

Scott - coworkers are the worst to remember the funky things like this!

David - I know, dude. It was funny.

Eric - I know that's right!

Panhandle Poet said...

Not bad. Probably got a new customer and they paid for lunch -- not bad at all.....

Janie said...

Poet - yup. Took them breakfast this morning, they were still laughing about it...