Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I'm Not That Kind Of Girl!



When I worked as a Controller in the auto industry, I went to lunch with clients, bank reps and my managers. One day I took my service manager and a customer to lunch. We just ran over to Eat ‘n Park, which was fine because they have a decent salad bar and I love rabbit food (lettuce).

 This customer was yakking away when I stood and told them that I was going to the salad bar and asked if either wanted anything. The customer, whom I had just met that day, said, “Yes, bring me back a kumquat.”

 I stood there for a second or two while my mind screamed, Why would you say that to me! What kind of depraved sex manic are you? But I didn’t say it out loud…thank goodness! I turned and headed for the salad bar and while I filled my plate I couldn’t get the word kumquat out of my mind or stop wondering why the customer would say such a disgusting thing to me. When I sat back down I couldn’t concentrate on the conversation because I thought I was sitting with a pervert. 

 Once I got back to the dealership, I called my secretary and told her I had an important question to ask.  So, as diplomatically as I could, considering what I thought were dire circumstances, I whispered into the phone, “What’s a kumquat?” 

 She calmly answered, “A fruit.” 

 “A fruit!” I squealed, “I thought it was some disgusting nic-name for a womanly body part!” I heard giggling on the other end of the phone and knew my secretary was in hysterics. I couldn’t blame her— it did sound quite silly…now. 

 I quickly told her what had transpired at lunch, but didn’t tell her what I had almost said to the guy! Which, by the way, I was so glad I hadn’t. 

 Can you just imagine the look on his face if I had shrieked, “You pervert! If you want a kumquat go get your own! I’m not that kind of girl!”



 

7 comments:

  1. Written on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 1:36m PM


    Hahahahahahaha! Too funny Pam! What a great story!

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    1. Bubbe, aw yes, the good 'ole days! I need to write about them more!

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  2. Written on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:52 PM

    Oh, that's funny! *giggling*

    (Do you prefer to be referred to as Pamela or Pam or something else entirely? You know, like Sweet Knees or Sugar Lips....not that I would actually refer to you that way, but still...it fits the question somewhat. Pardon my ramble...)

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    1. Jo, it is funny...after the fact!

      Pam is fine, but Pamela sounds so regal and Pam-a-cakes is rather cute...just don't ask me for a friggin kumquat!
      ;-)

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  3. Written on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:53 PM
    "A fruit!” I squealed, “I thought it was some disgusting nic-name for a womanly body part!”

    Bwhahahahahhahahahaha! OMG...I'm sitting here HOWLING at that, Pamela!

    That was PRICELESS!

    However, I have to tell you that I think the same way whenever I hear the word Kiwi's. It sounds like some disgusting nickname for certain "male parts."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

    AWESOME post, my friend! Thanks for the great laugh!

    Hope you're having a terrific week!
    X

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    1. Oh Ron...kiwi's! Well, we could probably make a list of...er...names but let's NOT and say we did. This isn't supposed to be an X rated blog!

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