Friday, February 26, 2010

First Aid Cabinets and Bathrooms

Just a few odds and ends today. First, you may notice my new "Sunshine Award". That award is courtesy of Angie Mizzell . You really should check out her blog, Under the MAC she is an amazingly talented writer, always very insightful and funny. I have so enjoyed getting to know her via twitter and her blog. And, you guys know how much I love awards! How fun! Thank you, Angie, you made my day!

Now, I have to tell you a funny story that happened to me today. Ok, so you all know I sell first aid cabinets, among other things. Well, once I sell the cabinet I return on a regular basis to restock/refill said cabinets.  For whatever reason some of my accounts have these cabinets located in the restrooms, women's and men's. I have one account in particular, a local television station that has 5 cabinets, one in each restroom (2 men's and 2 women's) and in the warehouse. I cringe every single time I have to call on this account. However, it is a very good account and I am not one to complain, much (those of you that know me, hush, I do NOT complain!).

So I get my handy, dandy notebook and march into the television station all full of confidence. I check all the cabinets, make my list of what they need to buy and head back out to my van to pull the products. Ok, back into the station and I march down the hall to the first men's room, *knock, knock*. No answer. One more time, *knock, knock* and I wait and listen...I don't hear any voices or movement so I open the door...and during a quick glance around I see feet. And pants. Oh, damn! Still NO RESPONSE! So, blushing full on red I quickly (we're talking faster than a speeding bullet, here) retreat to the ladies room where I hide. I decide I am not coming out until I hear a flush, a door close and at least 10 minutes have passed.

But, come on...if someone KNOCKS on the freaking bathroom door where you are enjoying *ahem* a little "quiet" time..SPEAK THE HELL UP! Because, here's a little clue, IF there is a knock on a public restroom it means someone, probably of the opposite sex, is coming in! Good grief! Is that really so much to ask??

The thing that always worries me about calling on this account is that it is a television station. They are "local celebrities". Just what I need, to walk in on one of the "on air talents" and get mistaken as a crazy stalker or something..."Um, I realize you're in the bathroom and all, but since we're alone could you sign my...What? This is awkward? Inappropriate? Ok, fine, I'm really here to fill your first aid cabinet, yeah that's it. No, that is not a euphemism...Wait, what is security doing here??"

What a great job I have...

5 comments:

Will Shealy said...

Mandy, that is hilarious. You should have waited for him to come out and lectured him on his error.

3 Men and a Lady said...

Walking in on someone is sooooo awkward. At least he didn't see you!

Doc said...

When you knock just say "housekeeping" That oughtta do teh trick.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Oh, that is hilarious!! I hope it didn't stink too bad when you went back in! LOL.

Four Dinners said...

It might have been a celebrity! You should have pushed a notepad and a pen under the door and asked for an autograph!