A True Story. At my Other Job.
In which our heroine encounters an actor whom she has long admired, well known for his role as Dr. Frank n Furter, as well as many other fine movie and television roles. This venerable actor walked in to my store today, to peruse the wonders within. He was relaxing and having a happy day. Little did he know he had wandered in to CRAZY BEE GIRL land.
Let me set the stage. See, it is early, I am alone in the store. I am flustered, I am faxing documents east on a deadline, I am getting bombarded with calls from teh plumber, I am harried, I rush out of the office and notice "guy in a grey sweatsuit." and sorta "floomph" against the counter fanning myself with a piece of paper and say, "Wow. Ya ever have one of those days?"
And then the penny drops, OMGPONIES TIM CURRY IN MY STORE TIM CURRY OMG.
And he says, "OH yes indeed."
In that Voice. Because the man? He has Voice.
And I lose all power of thought and speech and I'm just, er, buh. Can't talk. Hyperventilating now. Timcurryinmystore.
So he walks over near our display of honey body balms and other wonderful botanicals, and is examining them and I walk over to him, intending to say, "Ah, yes. These wonderful honey botanicals, so fragrant, made by nuns! When we uncap the bottles and spritz the store, they are so fragrant that bees fly into the store looking for the source of the smell. Reallywonderful stuff Mr. OMGPONIES Curry." and perhaps demonstrate the botanical wonders within by inviting him to try something balmy.
What came out of my mouth was, "That'll give you, er, bees."
Let us recap. "That'll GIVE YOU BEES." I said. Bees. I am IN my store, less than five feet from one of my favorite actors ever, and I tell him he'll catch a nasty case of bees from our lotion.
Something tells me he's never coming into our store again as long as he thinks Crazy Bee Girl might be working there. Possibly longer.
I think I win. I'm not sure what, but I win.
I probably should not be allowed in public or to talk to people, which is funny considering I work both in retail and as a barista, both jobs requiring some amount of coherence and snappiness and you know, use of the language.