Friday, May 30, 2008

Some Days You Just Want To Cry...

Story #1
So last Friday I was out knocking doors and it was about 4:45. I had an appointment with a home at 5 but really needed to use the bathroom so I went to the local Dunkin Donuts to use their bathroom. I was wearing a jacket since it was chilly outside and as I hovered over the toilet and starting to go to the bathroom, my phone in slow motion came out of my jacket pocket and plopped into the toilet. Though grossed out by my own pee, I dove in after it as soon as I could but watched in horror as the screen went black. I am happy that the bathroom was only for one person or I would've struggled at this point. I wobbled over to the sink with my pants still down and washed my hands. I debated about whether or not to wash the pee off my phone but decided that would make it even worse so I just held it until the hand dryer. I walked out of their with my head hung low and drove to my appointment and luckily got the sale. I explained to them what happened with my phone so luckily they let me use theirs. I went to T Mobile after that and they said they would overnight me a new one. The next morning in one of my sales, the technician came in and I asked if I could use his phone. He said laughing, "Oh yeah, your customer yesterday told me you dropped yours in the toilet." Not funny. 

Story #2 

Memorial is a pretty big day for selling because it's a holiday which means most people are home, not at work. So we went out knocking bright and early to get a head start on the day. The very first door that I knocked went like this...

Me: Hey I'm just here about that security sign out front. Did you guys put that in or was the system in the home when you moved in? 
Man: We had that put in, why?
Me: Oh we're just coming through the area to some homes that were set up a few years ago with the older equipment wanting to update the systems. 
Man: Well we don't even use the security system anymore so we're not interested, but do you have a card?
Me: Actually I left them in the car. If you're really interested I'll go grab one but if not no big deal.
Man: Oh ok, then no.
Me: Ok see ya

5 minutes late I'm driving in the van and a cop flips around and pulls me over. It went like this...Just picture the cop being a total jerk and loving that I'm crying...
Me: Hey
Cop: What are you doing out here? Are you soliciting?
Me: Huh? What do you mean soliciting? We sell security systems...
Cop: Why are you doing that on a holiday? 
Me: Holidays are a big day for us cause everyone is home.
Cop: That doesn't make sense at all. No one is working today. Don't you see how that would be suspicious? Someone called in saying that you were asking if their security system was working and you wouldn't give them a business card. 
Me: I didn't ask them if it worked, I just asked about it. And I told them my cards were in the car but I'd get one if they wanted it.
Cop: What company are you working for anyways? How long have you worked for them? They just send you out here to bother people on a holiday? I need your license and registration.
Me: Its called Pinnacle, we do this every summer and this is my second year.
(He goes back to the car with his buddy. My tears start to flow. 5 minutes later...)
Cop: Have you ever been arrested before?
Me: No
Cop: Are you sure you've never been arrested before?
Me: Yes I'm sure. Why?
Cop: Because your license pulls you up as a convicted felon. Why would it say that if you've never been arrested.
Me: I don't know, because it's wrong. Are you guys just messing with me?
Cop: This is no joke mam. What were you arrested for?
Me: I've barely even been pulled over, I've never been arrested. What does it say I'm convicted of?
Cop: It's still trying to pull that up. Why would it say you were a felon if you weren't?
Me: Sir, I don't know but I'm not a convicted felon. 
Cop: We're probably going to have to tow this van. Have you been to jail before? Is there someone else working with you here?
Me: Can I call my husband?
Cop: Sure but I'm not talking to him.
Me: (calling Trey about 15 times in a row and he won't answer...more tears)

To make a long story short...Jeff showed up to help me out. They told me they were giving me a break by not towing my car and not taking me to jail, just giving me 2 tickets and suggesting I look into why it says I'm a convicted felon. They were totally nice to Jeff as soon as he got there. Meanwhile I was traumatized for the rest of the day and had sporadic spurts of tears. I now hate all cops and get nervous every time I see one. Rewriting that dialogue brought back the emotion, now I'm pissed.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I was just gonna say...

Every Sunday in church I find myself so annoyed with people who make comments because they always start out with "I was just gonna say..." You should all notice how often people begin their sentences that way and maybe it happens in other situations but I notice it in church. I guess it annoys me so much because it is just stating the obvious. Of course we know that you were "just gonna say" something...you raised your hand for that very purpose. Here's a word of advice...if you decide to raise your hand and comment in Sunday School or wherever just get straight to the point. You don't need to preface your comment by telling everyone that you are planning on saying something, I think they already know that. 

Saturday, May 10, 2008

And now for Jenna's debut

This video takes a little longer but it's worth the wait. I don't know why my family is so jumpy but it makes for good video I guess. Trey continues to be amazed at how easily I jump. He doesn't even try to scare me, it just happens. A few weeks ago we were watching Law & Order and I freaked out so much in one scene that I almost fell off the couch. Trey just stared at me, completely unaffected.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Do you have the hands of a surgeon?

This video is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I could watch Ashley over and over and over again. This was taken about 3 years ago but I just found it on my computer and felt inspired to share with the world. I also uploaded it to Youtube trying to make Ashley famous. If you want to try this on your own friends that haven't done it before go to www.winterrowd.com/maze/
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Waltipoo the Maltipoo

I never was much of a dog person until I married Trey, and even then, that was a stretch. I felt a little forced into the Hank purchase, but Heidi was a nice addition to the family. So after Heidi died and we decided to sell Hank, I admit I was a little relieved. No more slobber, dog hair, crazy OCD bulldogs in the house. However, once I got to thinking about the lonely times when Trey is out of town, I decided I needed a replacement dog. So that's why I bought Walter the same day we sold Hank. And now, he is the funnest thing in the world. He looks more like a stuffed animal than a real dog.
This post is about 4 months late but I decided Walter needed a place in the blog world. He's the main reason why I hate going to work everyday. Oh, well...that and I have one of the worst jobs in the world at the moment :) Only 124 more days to go though. The only problem with having a puppy in the house while you're at work all day is the mess you are guaranteed to come home to. For instance, I'm pretty sure our DVD player is ruined. I came home today and the cord was almost chewed all the way through. The other day I came home to every single one of my shoes pulled out of my closet and laying on the living room floor. I guess he keeps it interesting for me at least.
These pictures were both taken with my phone so they're not the best but they do at least give a visual.