Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There is one in every crowd... and it is usually me

Totally unrelated running post, but maybe some humor for you all this week.

I flew to St. Louis yesterday for a quick trip before the down time of the holidays (us in sales can't do much these 2 weeks... Nobody wants to see us)

Anyway, went to go pick up my rental car at Dollar. Not a single sign in the airport showing they even existed. Figured I would follow the Thrifty signs as they are usually close to each other.

After some searching, I found a little filled with people waiting for the Dollar bus. They had been waiting quite a while.

Long story short, we get there and they don't have any of our info on file. So they start from square 1 trying to upsell to a larger car, add ons, etc.

We all just wanted to get in and go. Since I was at the end of the line, I had a lot of time to come up with smart ass answers to every useless question they were going to ask.

So here it goes
"Good morning Mr. Patten, what brings you to town today?"
Answer "I am a hired assassin here on a hit"

"Uh.., where will you be driving?"
Answer "Hawaii"

"Who is your employer"
Answer "I can't reveal my source"

I almost said "Maybe you should call the guy at Radio Shack because I bought some batteries there last week and they have all of my personal information"

So later that night in the hotel lobby I saw one of my fellow soldiers who had to endure the same silliness. I told him I am still worried the guy reported me to the FBI.

Yes, there is a smart ass in every crowd...... I am honored to be that person.


Andrew said...

The armpit of the nation has really cheap cars though.

Love the Radio Shack bit - did you steal that from some stand up comic or is that original material?

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