LOL.. I am already starting this post off giggling.. LOL.. unfortunately it is at the expense of someone very special to me… My mentor, My friend, My confidante… yep, our very own NICKABELLA. (LOL).. how annoying is it when someone is telling you a story and you have to stop and laugh.. well that’s what I am doing now and the sad thing is.. you probably won’t even find it funny. hmph. Just wanted to let you all know that i DID get the ‘ok’ from Nicky to recount this tale.
So everyone has a forte, right? not sure what mine is but NIcky is a great friend, a wonderful cardmaker, friend etc.. but a memory for people’s names?? not-so-much! LOL
So it may have been last year some time, I waltzed into work late and Nicky was dealing with a customer… so I breeze by and nicky says “Emily.. have you met AILEEEEEN?” I am always pleased to see a new customer in the store so I drop my jacket and say “Hi AILEEEEN,welcome to Bellaland”! She graciously says thank you. So Nicky continues to serve her, showing all of our goodies and continues saying “AILEEN have you seen this? Aileen have you seen that? and I pipe in “OMG AILEEN you NEED to have this!!”.. “Aileen proceeds” to the cash, thanks all of us profusely and is on her way.
Later that evening I receive a blog comment from a lady stating that she was in our store and was SOO excited to meet all of us and had great customer service etc. SIGNED? ELAINE.
I call nicky up and I say to her “Nick, are you sure the new lady who came to our store was AILEEEEN (which I think we said about 8976 times when she was there..LOL).. Nicky says ABSOLUTELY.. I asked her name and she said AILEEN. I said ok. maybe the OTHER lady in the store was Elaine. Hmph.
About a week later, “Aileen” comes back into the store. and nicky greets her “AILLLLEEEEENN”! (OMG i am cracking up right now).. And “Aileen says HI!”.. i then mosey on over to her and ask her.. could your name POSSIBLY be “Elaine?” cuz I got a comment on my blog blablabla.. she says Yes, my name is ELAINE. LOL.. So I say to her WHY DID YOU NOT CORRECT US after the first KAJILLION times we called you AILEEN? She just says, I couldn’t do it.. I knew you would figure it out at some point LOL. Elaine/Aileen has become a very important part of Stamping Bella.. We LOVE her to pieces and has become a wonderful friend! We hope you are enjoying your cruise Elaine/Aileen! (I still call her that).
Second story again was with another new customer who came from out of town to visit and shop.. Nicky greeted her and started speaking to her and called her “GAYLE”… so after a long conversation, Nicky introduces me to her.. “Emily meet Gayle”… “Gayle” looks at nicky and says her name is “Maria”.. LOL.. ( I am LMAO right now).. I look at Nicky and say.. HOW the HECK did you get GAYLE from MARIA? LOLOL.. she looks at me and says, I DUNNO.. so Maria looks at us and says that her sisters’ name is gail if that helps? LOL..
That Nickmeister.. she CRACKS me UP.
Last story happened yesterday.. which triggers this post.
These 2 lovely women walk into the store.. Nicky gets up and recognizes them and loudly says “DOOOORRRISSSSSS” how are you? where have you been? blablablabla.. They continued talking (LOL) and “doris’” sister in law whispers to Nicky.. “HER NAME IS DARLENE”… LOL
Did you find this funny? I hope so cuz I am Laughing.. if you don’t find it funny, please don’t tell me.. LOL
On a bIdnIss note:
Just posted my FAVORITE paper company that I am selling.. I just find it a remarkable array of papers, the quality of the paper is exquisite.. Needless to say.. I am MAJORLY in love… with a sheet of paper.. or 2
The line is called COLLAGE PRESS and you can find them all in my “What’s New section” here
More stuff to follow tomorrow
Mwah to da sistahs who remember MY name