Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tired but content...

I've been to work about 7:30 every morning this week and I've left work at 7:30, 7:45 and 7:14 of an evening but Wednesday I decided I'd gotten ahead enough to take a lunch, for a change. If I work 8 hours and take no breaks, I'd be behind. I'm plumb tuckered out, but I'm getting a lot done and I'm enjoying it. Best still, I've sort of achieved a comfort level with what I'm doing and now I'm bantering with the vendors.

Vendor: I need to do it this way. Do you think the customer will be alright with that?
Me: Well, he oughta. I'll just tell him that's the way we need to do it and if there's no hollerin' and snot-slingin', we'll just leave it at that.


I think snot-slinging is an under-used expression, so I try to trot it out whenever possible. Tomorrow it'll be something else like running for the barn or a toad-strangler or ... I'm sure I'll come up with something.

I've also found that the folks in the Northeast seem to enjoy helping me when I sort of purr and say y'all. See how easy that is? Just playing nice and being my own natural self seems to get a lot done, and they get the the dividend of good feelings which can only come of helping out a little lady. I don't see any harm in finding a giggle every so often, and I think it improves everyone's mood. I know it helps my outlook.

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Speaking of little ladies, and little old ones in partic, a dear friend's Grams is in hospital and I want him and his lovely family to know they are ever in my thoughts at this time. Sounds like there's good reason to feel hopeful, but I'm throwing in my own prayers.

3 comments:

Christina LMT said...

Combine your sultry voice with the drawl and you get magic. It's that simple. Add your personality in and, well, they don't stand a chance!

Don't work too hard.

Jon said...

"Slicker-n-owl sh**" is one of my favorites. I use it all the time, with a few of those times while in the parking lot of Walmart.

"Did you see the plexiglass in that electric window?"

"Well, ain't that slicker-n-owl sh**."

Stingray said...

I suggest the term "bear corker."