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June 23, 2006

Screening Customers

Most people screen calls, but I have to screen customers!

I don't mind coming out of my office to take care of a customer at all. But I have to watch out for the ones that just like to chat with me or ask for me just because I'm the manager and they want the hook up.

Today, one my employees came into my office and the following conversation took place:

Employee: "Jay is here to see you."

Me: "Did he ask for me by name or the manager?"

Employee: "He asked for you. He said he hasn't seen you in a really long time."

I couldn't think of Jay that I knew...I don't know many people here.

Me: "What does he look like?"

Employee: "He came up on a motorcycle and is wearing a backpack like he just got out of school. He's white, a little chubby, young."

Me: "What color hair?"

Employee: "Short black hair."

Me: "Are you sure his name isn't Steve?" (Steve being the only guy that I know that hasn't seen me in a long time, with short black hair and rides a motorcycle)

Employee: "Nope, Jay"

Me: "Geez, I don't mind helping him if he's a customer but I'm afraid I'm supposed to know him and I can't think of who he might be."

While I'm wondering when the last time I went out and was hasn't been any time recent.

I then ask my assistant manager to go out there and see if she knows who it is. She jokes that she's going to pretend to talk on her phone and take a picture of him and makes her way out there.

Asst: "Employee must need glasses. This guy is in his 30's and Mexican."

Me: "Ooohhhh, that's the DJ at the bar I go to!"

So I go out there where he gives me a hug and asks if I have an extra headset for his phone as he vacuumed his up. He asked why I hadn't been at the bar for a while and when I was coming to see him. I told him I was moving in a week, and he made me promise to come by before I leave.

I told him it'd have to wait until next week as this weekend was tight. That's when he said, "Girl, you know you don't have to worry about drinks when I'm there!"

Damn! I would have been there a lot more if I knew that!! My weekend is looking up!

So needless to say, I have an employee who needs some serious vision correction and a hook up I've been wasting the past several months!

Posted by Sissy at June 23, 2006 11:52 PM | TrackBack

Hey! 30's *is* young! ;-P

Posted by: zonker at June 24, 2006 09:02 AM

Earbuds for drinks? What a deal! have fun!

Posted by: Morrigan at June 24, 2006 01:57 PM

Wish *I* were young & pretty enough to get hugged by Mexican bikers :-(

Posted by: Harvey at June 26, 2006 03:37 PM