Saturday, July 11, 2009

TrueLife Jewelry!

Funny things that happened today:

Today, I went to lunch with customers. Ten of them. And we ate at a local barbeque place.

The restaurant filled up. I looked around, and I knew someone at every table - they were all salespeople. And none of them were with customers - they were with fellow co-workers. I had the only customers in the place. Craziness. That doesn't happen often! My customers were teasing me about running for mayor.

After I dropped the customers back at their office, I went to my office to ready for 1:30 p.m. appointment. Picking up two co-workers, we're driving out of our parking garage. I turn to them and say, "Can y'all smell barbeque? That's what we ate today, and I swear, that's all I can smell." They assured me they couldn't smell anything, and off we drove to the 1:30 appointment. We get into the VP's office, and conduct our meeting. Everything went well, and we returned to the office. I get to my desk, check my emails. I'm returning a call on speaker phone, and look down at my desk, and catch something peripherally. There is a small 1/8" piece of brisket on my chest. I guess I'd been wearing it as a badge of honor for the last 2 hours. Oh, no, you didn't, you say. Oh, yes, I did. I think the sale was successful. Who says aromatherapy doesn't work on my customers?

I met a saleswoman friend, Connie, at Starbucks for a drink and to network. While we were there, a young man came in and delivered quinceanara invitations to a customer. They were so striking, I asked to look at them. The young woman showed me her invitations, and I got the young man's business card. I can spot talent a mile away, and this man has it in spades. Connie and I started talking to him, and referred him to several events upcoming in the Basin that might welcome his photography skills. His work is amazing. He jumped right on it, and probably will be working his way into these agencies and helping them out. It will be a win-win for everyone, I promise. I love it when stuff like this falls together, it's so much fun!

Later this afternoon, I called one of the VP's in the office to tell him of a recent (in the last 5 minutes) sale. It was after 6 p.m., so I thought he was at home. "Mark, I hate to bother you." I can hear mumbling, and laughing. "I'm sorry - did you just walk through the door at the house?" "No," he said. "I said, I'm next my office." Yeah. I felt s.t.u.p.i.d. But we had a good laugh!

It's never boring around here!


i beati said...

That jewelry is about to catch on for all of us I just know it Sandy

the dog's name is pronounce Zee Vee - Jewish for deer.

Snooty Primadona said...

Girl, you absolutely wear me out just reading all that you do!

I've worn that kind of jewelry before. Why doesn't anyone ever say something? However, if it's barbeque, it will only attract men. Haha

Anonymous said...

I always suffer from paranoia when I eat something strong smelling and feel like I carry the fragrance with me all day long... suppose I could lay off the garlic. HA! But it keeps the vampires away, don'tcha know.

The Blue RIdge Gal

Chatelaine said...

I agree, you should run for mayor. I can totally see you doing that, Janie!

Sandi said...

It sounds like you have a fun job. I want to be paid to dine on barbeque and have Starbucks and actually have adult conversation. FUN FUN FUN!

I am not paid to serve/eat Mac and Cheese and watch backyardigans all day.

Pam said...

Eau de bar-b-que...yum! Girl, I wish I knew how often I wore my meal away from the table. Did so last night, even. Eggplant parmegean on my white blouse. Gotta love it. In at least two places, no less. Thank goodness the restaurant was dark and we were going straight home.

Captain Dumbass said...

If you gave me brisket I'd buy anything off you.

scotte said...

Was it Friday?? I noticed the same thing at lunch in Odessa. I was the only salesman with a customer. We talked about it, and decided we were both too dedicated. He promptly ordered a beer, and I laughed. Wish they were all that funny.

Glad to see you blog again.
Love ya,

Jeanne said...

Maybe next time you should go for the earrings -- a little dab of bbq sauce behind each ear -- no one will notice, but the aroma will seduce them into purchasing!

midlife slices said...

Why aren't you sharing the talented guy with us? I might be needing quinceanera invitations too. What? You think I look older than 16??