That’s one way to get a new umbrella


This morning I was sitting in on a meeting with a potential client that had been going on for a while. It was about 11:45, and anyone who has ever worked or lived me with me before knows – I eat lunch at noon or things get ugly. Very ugly. It didn’t help that it was pouring outside and we were practically shouting over the cacophony on the roof.

Just as the meeting is finally starting to wrap up, our VP of Sales leans over to me and whispers “Do we have a disposable umbrella we can give him?”

Um. I have an umbrella, just like I know you have an umbrella…. Guess which one ended up being “disposable?”

At least I got the satisfaction of picturing Mr. Important Prospective Client walking around DC with a little umbrella covered in bright pink flowers. I also got a new umbrella courtesy of our VP. And I made sure it was quite the upgrade. Have fun expensing that one!


About The 1st Draft

I am a 30-something English teacher living in the Midwest who loves books, television, soccer, a good conversation, Cardinals baseball, and playing with my adorable nieces and nephews.
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2 Responses to That’s one way to get a new umbrella

  1. Hmmmm…I’ll try not to be too insulted.

  2. L'oncle says:

    U B so me sometimes…. hope that’s not discouraging….

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