Wednesday, March 26, 2008

reason #724 why i love my work

on my way into the building this morning
old toothless guy in a wheelchair: mumblebahgahmumble
me: sorry?
old toothless guy in a wheelchair: mumblebahgahmumble
me: what? (leaning down close) what?
old toothless guy in a wheelchair: I said, were you a glamorous movie star before you worked here?
me: dude, now THAT is how you make a girl's day.
old toothless guy in a wheelchair: damn. want me to say it again?
me: actually, I do.
and we both crack up laughing and the day begins with him rolling one way and me walking another.

40 comments:

carrie said...

And that, right there, is why is is so wonderful to be part of the human race. :)

hele said...

Mega cool! This is a great mail to start my day with.

cce said...

Oh I love it. You deserve this praise. Nothing like a little ego boost first thing in the a.m. That's why I love my tennis...grown men fawning attention worthy of a rock star. It's nice to be the big fish in a small pond sometimes. Happy Day.

Blog Antagonist said...

That made ms smile. You see people that others look right through, jen.

kristen said...

what a way to start the day!

Susanne said...

Very sweet!

Christine said...

man, can that guy come here? i could use a lift.

;-p

Running on empty

Kyla said...

I love it!

Family Adventure said...

Quite the sweet talker, that one. We could use some of that up here in frigid Norway.

Heidi

keri said...

delurking to say: awesome! i wish that more people took the time to really listen to others -- they might be surprised by the message. i also wish that more people recognized those who live "without" as people. in fact, as people who are sometimes way cooler than those who live "with". thank you for the great story!

thailandchani said...

That's funny! :)

Sober Briquette said...

LOL. Thanks for the lift - a perfect time to log off and face the day.

NotAMeanGirl said...

Hehehe. That? MADE OF AWESOME! I hope it made both of your day... it sure made mine!

Amy Y said...

What a sweet heart! :)

meno said...

But you were, weren't you?

Beck said...

Old dudes have the BEST compliments.

Julie Pippert said...

That's FANTASTIC!

deb said...

That's lovely. I could use a little of that kind of lovely today.

mamatulip said...

Beginning the day with laughter is awesome.

liv said...

that. is. awesome.

Mad said...

Oh man! Can you send him my way because the women in circulation could learn a thing or two from that guy.

Janet said...

Charm transcends economical barriers, methinks. Great story.

Magpie said...

Huh. So that's what you used to do.

Sweet man.

Magpie said...

Huh. So that's what you used to do.

Sweet man.

QT said...

Oh, little does he know....:)

blooming desertpea said...

... and that's how Jen's making other people's days!

:)

Denguy said...

Can I have your autograph?

heather said...

I love flirty old guys...what a happy way to start a day. =)

alejna said...

I love it. I love the shared laughter. And imagining you as a glamourous movie star. Yeah, I can see it.

Ally said...

Love it!

painted maypole said...

an easy mistake to make, I'm sure. :)

flutter said...

I love it. Add an eye twinkle and you are good to go.

Kelly said...

Awesome story. Had me smiling ear to ear.

Ron Davison said...

Oh sure. Now you're leaving the guy in the wheel chair AND us in suspense. And I love his technique - mumbling until the woman you're complimenting has had to lean to within inches of you.

Ruth Dynamite said...

You are a glamorous movie star and don't you forget it!

ms chica said...

It's the little things.

Tis I. said...

LOL! That is Sweetness. Pure.

David said...

Heather (Ethan's Mom) turned me on to your blog and I am glad she did. Your write great, thought provoking, and raising your readers consciousness.
Thank you!

warmly,
David

crazymumma said...

vali .fucking. dation

Wayfarer Scientista said...

that is just awesome.