Big customer meeting. I am excited.
There will be no children.
And we will not talk about Thomas the Train or Dora or The Wiggles.
I am out of town but make it to the meeting
And am ecstatic.
Because I got lost with the damn GPS
Which took me to someone’s car repair shop
In a wooded area
which reminded me of Deliverance.
But I am there in my nice Nordstom suit…
My hair is styled
We have about 40 clients here.
I am feeling that I am making IBM proud.
I am about to shake a client’s hand
My colleague shoves me back
What the hell?
“hey Kelly…you need to take that coat off before you meet any customers”
This is an expensive coat.
“well… you have snot on both of your shoulders”
DAMNIT! (… and just for the record it was not mine)
You should go to the bathroom”
What the hell again?
“What are you talking about”
I mean I just went ….
Who is he to tell me what to do with my bowels?
There is a sucker in the back of your hair…
You might want to get that out”
as I sped to the ladies room.
and he was right…
on both counts.
also had to go outside
he was laughing so hard…
his about to expel his coffee…
through his nostrils.