Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So Much To Write, So Little Time

I am having a terrible time finding the time to write these days. My new job is kicking my butt. Six months ago that would have been a good thing but now that my butt is thirty-five pounds smaller than it was back then, well, there is just not as much to kick as before so I am feeling the effects more profoundly. Have I mentioned I've lost thirty-five pounds? Oh yeah, I am awesome now. Men fall over when they see me. Women want to be me. Children marvel at my lack of girth. I'm amazing. How amazing? I'm glad you asked.

I am so amazing now, that one of our biggest customers finds excuses to come into the store just to "visit" with me. I am unmercifully teased by my co-workers about this gentleman's obvious crush on me. Take for instance what happened on Monday.

"Well, hello Mr. X! I didn't expect to see you back so soon. How can I help you today?"

"Hey there sugar! I thought I would just stop in and have a look around."

That's when my boss stepped in with this brilliant line.

"Look as long as you like, Mr. X."

Upon hearing this invitation from the general manager of the store, Mr. X stood and stared at me, smiling adoringly, to which I stood and stared back, smiling crookedly as my manager and co-workers walked off snickering. Idiots.

Let them laugh, I say. They are just jealous. I mean, what girl wouldn't want an older, toothless, long-haired, hippie calling them sugar and smiling adoringly at them at least three times a week?


Jealous, I tell you.

22 comments:

Glen said...

he might be an eccentric billionaire - go for it :-)

TechnoBabe said...

It is always nice to be appreciated and Mr X has found a pretty smile to perk him up in his humdrum day.

Parsley said...

Shivers....shivers.

Bruce Coltin said...

He looks like he has a good heart. Maybe a little too much weed back in the good ole days of Rock & Roll. Next time he comes in, ask him about Woodstock.

Brian Miller said...

haha...oh my...

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

lol - i just want to know how you did it. the first 20 - not so much; that's not on my radar. the next 15 - yep - spill it...

Cheeseboy said...

I hate when hobos come in and gawk at me while I am working and I teach first grade! Seriously something wrong with our security and I think our Principal encourages them.

Dawn said...

LOL!!

This is just proof that you are as wonderful in person as you are online.

I'm sure you'll find a way to "get" your coworkers back. You're pretty witty and creative.

Ms. A said...

Thirty five pounds!!! I'm beyond impressed! Go, Marla!

PS: Tell him not be squeezing the merchandise!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I've started doing WW yet again. Not going to meetings, just doing it on my own. I've lost about 15 pounds and now seem to be stuck. But I keep plugging along. Maybe one day this year I'll reach 35 pounds gone. I sure hope so! I have MUCH more to lose than that.

You have a wonderful heart.

Kristen said...

I miss you! Apparantly I am missing a lot of you too! Sheesh - can you come and whip me into shape?

Coby said...

Look what losing 35 pounds gets you! ;-)

Kelley said...

Hey, he may be a dirty hippie, but he knows hot when he sees it!

J.J. in L.A. said...

Holy cow, woman! 35 pounds?! I know how you lost the first 20 (been there, done that) but how did you lose the rest???

Sarah said...

Be nice to him. You may be the only one he can smile to and not get punched in the face. Just kidding.

Not So Simply Single said...

Oh Miss Marla, you crack me up!

Thirty five pounds girl! Wow! You are gonna have to run around in the shower to get wet, you are so skinny!

Have a beautiful day...(hope you can take a long bath, breathe and be grateful for all that you have)

Love from Maui...
Lisa

Mrs. Tuna said...

Okay, I'm a little jealous too. I need to lose 35 pounds too, shoot I'd be happy with 15.

Deborah said...

I thought he looked kinda hot.

;)

That's what you get for getting so hot. ATTENTION! It's not all it's cracked up to be.

Katharine said...

So, do you have a secret to those 35 pounds that you're willing to share? And really, teeth or not, adoration is adoration!
have a great week! :)

Unknown Mami said...

I've always wanted to be you, regardless of the size of your ass.

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

Cute story. I can relate. Made me laugh!

Discount Furniture Santa Monica said...

Congratulations on the weight loss.