It’s been a four-day weekend, with lots of time spent with family. It’s been nice and relaxing. Many people have commented that my left eye seems more open. It’s sort of a strange statement. I’m not quite sure how to take it. I’ll just assume that it’s a compliment and say, “Thanks”.
I’ve actually done that before. When I wasn’t sure what someone had said, I just said, “Thanks”. Maybe you should try it some time. I can’t think of an instance where it would get you into trouble. Think about it.
My family tells me that I’m hard of hearing, so I usually try to guess what they said. As you might imagine, sometimes that gets me in trouble. Many other times it leads to Harry Carry moments that are quite amusing. At least I think they’re funny.
There are other times when I didn’t have time to ask “huh?” or “what did you say?”. Maybe the elevator doors were closing or the light turned green. “Thanks” seemed to work pretty well. True, it probably left the other party puzzled depending on what they had actually said.
I had a potential customer pull that trick on me once. We were working on a substantial sale and we had reached a stalemate. With much work in front of us, we headed for the door. As the elevator doors were closing he said, “Congratulations!”. We started going down. For the next seven floors I tried to figure out what the heck he was talking about. I called him the next day and he informed me that he was just messing with me. Ha!
Oh yea, for those of you that read last weeks post – my dad has no idea where the Tred nickname originated. There goes another one of life’s mysteries left unsolved.