Friday, January 23, 2009

This is what surrounds me

Conversation with a friend: "My son went to Mexico last summer and he got a salacious sunburn! It was really bad, like 2nd degree burns!"
Me: "Can I borrow your pencil? I'd like to shove it through my eyeball and into my brain."

And there's a PROFESSIONALLY painted sign in front of an empty office building down the street that declares: "For Rent! 2600 sq ft! Comertial Zoning!"

Well. As long as it's comertial, that's good then. I was worried I wouldn't be able to operate my Kozey Kitchin Restorant out of there.

Can I borrow your pencil?

1 comment:

Gnorts said...

I get to listen to people making outbound sales calls. They are required to attempt to overcome the inevitable objection at least once, by counter-offering something else. Here's what I overheard today:

"We have grapefruit on sale today... okay, but I *do* have nuts, if you're interested!"

Once I cleaned up the fine spray of coffee off of my monitor, desktop and my shoes, I realized that such an offer might just be the right one with a particular kind of customer.