Monday, November 24, 2008

Things Got Weird...Fast: How it all Began.

So, Michelle and I were enjoying a fun Cougar football Saturday in Pullman two seasons ago. A couple of randies came over, started talking to us and asked "What do you girls do?" I couldn't help tell them about my 'job' as a wolf trainer. I needed to go into details about... getting into the wolf cage, howling, and feeding the wolves from my hand. That is when one of the guys looked at his friend and said "Things just got weird.... fast!" And then, they ran away. They actually couldn't get away fast enough.

And, that, is how it all began.

My favorite wolf...

Monday, November 17, 2008

You know you've had a weird night when...

You wake up to find your friend left his phone at your place. Then, you look behind the couch and notice he also left his glasses. Glasses which were broken in half and then taped by together with packing tape, hmm... seemed like a good idea at the time!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cat on the bus

Walking back to my desk at work:

Lady walking next to me mumbles something... I look at her thinking maybe she'll repeat herself:

-Lady: "The bus driver won't let me bring my cat on the bus."

-Me: Looks and quickly walks away.

Thanks? (Part 2)

Such weird timing... as I was reading Michelle's last post my phone rang. It was a woman who was calling to get more information on our software. I talked to her for a few minutes, and had to repeat myself several times. Here is an excerpt of the very end of the conversation...not kidding.

Me: "... our software provides back end reservations, accounting, correspondence, owner statements, online marketing..."

Her: "Huh? What?"

Me (very used to repeating myself with her): "We power all your back end business needs like your reservations, your trust accounting, correspondence..."

Her: "Huh? I just can't understand you. I don't like your voice. I can't understand a word you're saying."

Me: "Oh... well.... maybe I can have a salesperson call you then?"

Her: "Please do."

Hmm.... Thanks?


Co-worker: Your face looks thin, have you lost weight?

Michelle (happy and excited): I don't think so!? Yay, thanks!!!

Co-worker: Because for a while there, you looked bigger.

Michelle: Oh. Well...thanks again, for that.

Awesome. Thanks so much, inappropriate male co-worker.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Flying the Weird Skies...

I always seem to sit by the craziest peeps on airplanes. It has gotten to the point where I try not to make eye-contact with the person who sit next to me. Although sometimes I just can't avoid it, like today.

The guy sitting next to me was silent the beginning of the flight... until about an hour in. At this point I was studying for the GMAT and had headphones in, and he was watching Mamma Mia that was playing on the plane. He suddenly starts tapping me on the arm and asks me to take my headphones off. Then asks, pointing to the movie, "Who do you think is hotter - Pierce Bronson or Colin Firth???" I answered without hesitation, "Pierce Bronson" (what can I say, its the Bond thing). After I answered, he just nodded and put his headphones back in and continued watching the movie.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Email mailing list weirdness

I was returning something in J. Crew.

J. Crew worker: "Would you like to add your email address to our mailing list so we can send you information and offers for exclusive sales and events AND you'll get 10% off you next purchase."

Me: "I actually already get your emails."

J. Crew worker: "Okay, but would you like to give me your email address to make sure we have the correct one for you?"

Me: "No, I already know you have the correct address because I get your emails."

Trade Show Weirdness...

I am at our annual trade show in Phoenix this week. I've been going to this trade show for 5 years now, so I have a sort of 'trade show family' of these people I see every year. Although sometimes it seems that some of our customers take maybe just a bit too much interest in my personal life. This conversation just happened:

Customer Greg: "So, are you and [redacted] still together?"
Me: "Nope, that's been over for awhile."
Customer Greg: "That's too bad, what happened?!"
Me (trying to be causal): "It's no big deal, he moved away, we both moved on."
Customer Greg: "Oh, did you guys live together?"
Me: "Um, no."
Customer Greg: "Were you two intimate?"
Me (stunned): "Uhhh.... I think I've got to go..."
Customer Greg (calling after me as I am trying to walk away): "No, what I mean was - did you guys have sex???"
Me (walking away laughing awkwardly): "..............."