Saturday, 13 September 2008

More tales from the Road


So there I was attempting to conduct our business, when this woman comes along and starts eavesdropping. I can't begin to describe just how much this pisses me, and my client, off. Simultaneously, he fell silent and I felt myself flush. This is never a good thing. Luckily, this particular client has been coming to us for years and not only knows what I am like , but has himself been on the receiving end.

Client: Don't get upset.

Can I help you?

Tourist woman: No, just looking.

Well, if you wouldn't mind...

Tourist woman: What is that?

It's a rock.

Tourist woman: vacant look

Want a closer look? Moving towards her, strained, venom dripping and anything but the vision of sugarplum fairies dancing through my head.

Tourist woman: her phone rings, she moves away to answer.

Saved by the bell.

Clearly, she didn't like the idea of others listening to her conversation.

Now playing: The Brothers Johnson - Get The Funk Out Ma Face
via FoxyTunes


Savvy Mode SG said...

funny.... oh no do i listen to others without meaning to... : )

BECK said...

how was your day?
i liked your blog
you are fantastic!!!

really nice blog
fabulous fantastic
take care
see you

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

She was American, wasn't she?
If so, I am so sorry.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

smsg - in passing I'm sure we all do it. This chick was like a limpet.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

PT&E - Thankfully, no, she was't.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Thanks Beck.

Suzy said...

I sooo wish you were in HK!

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Suzy - aww!

Cote de Texas said...

my favorite posts of yours: Walter getting pissed at people who are rude!

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't ever stop telling us your war stories. they make me laugh every time (but also feel a little insecure that you would loathe me too!)

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Don't worry, I am pushover for a southern accent. Unless of course one is a doctor's wife. ;-}