Before all the Grands arrived for their rip-roaring day of fun at Grandma daycare, Mr. Jenny summoned me to his office by saying, "I need to talk to you before the girls get here."
"I didn't buy anything," I told him promptly after sitting in one of his office interrogation chairs.
"No, I know, I wanted to talk to you about..." he said.
"I recorded those two checks I .... ummm... took a few days ago!" I further clarified.
"Yes, I know, I wanted to talk to you about..." he tried again.
"I don't know anything about the insurance yet and..." I continued.
"Jenny! I need to talk to you before the girls get here. Could you let me talk please?"
I sulked. Just a bit. Geez, he didn't have to be so mean.
"OK," I said in a slightly petulant voice, "What is so important?"
Sometimes he does that around me.
I think it is probably because he is so overwhelmed by my presence and beauty that he can't get quite enough air into his lungs.
Yea, in fact I'm sure that's it.
Then he said, "Did you remember I'm having a business meeting here this morning?"
And I said, "Ummm.... sure I remember. Ummm... you told me about that ... ummm..."
He sighed again. See. Overwhelmed by presence and beauty I tell ya.
"Jenny. At 10:00 blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...OK?"
"OK!" I replied, starting to get up!
"Did you hear what I said?"
And I said, "Sure, you said blah, blah, blah, blah, blah 10:00!"
And he leaned forward and YELLED at me. Sure it was a quiet, sweet voice but it was a yell none-the-less.
"I have a meeting at 10:00 am and I don't want you running up and down the halls with the girls pulling the Fisher Price barking Snoopy Dogs and carrying on. Please." I started to talk but he held up a hand and continued...
"And, I don't want the five of you sliding up and down the hall in your socks and shouting."
I started to talk, again, but he held up a hand and continued...
"And, I don't want all of you trying to make the dog "sing" by howling with him. Please. OK?"
"Geez, you don't have to YELL!" I said, "I'm not deaf."
And so yesterday morning there was no Fisher Price barking snoopy dogs, no sliding and running up and down the hall, and no howling weiner dogs.
It was a pretty slow morning here at Grandma daycare.
And after the guy left Mr. Jenny told me "He was surprised! He said with all those Grandkids running around he wondered how I could ever get any work done. He said that you were all surprisingly quiet."
And then he sighed. Presence and beauty - hee hee!
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