The guy who has temporarily taken over the office behind me is fantastic. He’s like a caricature of a salesman. I know this should annoy me, but his enthusiasm is so entertaining that it’s become endearing. Overhearing half of his phone conversations is almost like watching a Kids In the Hall routine. He doesn’t talk, he yells. Better yet, he yells even when he’s talking to himself. Evidence a recent conversation with his grandfather:
I’ll tell you what! Here’s what we’re gonna do. You ready?
I’m gonna get myself over there, and we’re gonna watch ourselves a BASEBALL GAME!
We’re gonna watch the Giants PUMMEL those guys, right Grampy?…
Heh heh. I am an optimist. That’s right!..
Glass half FULL, right?
You taught me that, eh?
Ha!HA! That’s right!
So I’ll see you tonight there, old man
Yep. Sure will!
See you then.
ALL RIGHT, GRAMPY!