Why my brother, Spencer, gave me an iPhone…
Spencer: What happened to your phone?
Shelley: I dropped it while making the Habitat video. It was less than a week old too. Sigh.
Spencer: Why don’t you get a new screen?
Shelley: Because replacing the screen costs as much as a new phone. I’m going to wait to buy a new one when I can’t use this one anymore.
Spencer: But you’ll cut yourself.
Why I have a new bed…
Why I have a new iPod Mini…
Shelley: Jahhhhhnnnn. I know why my iPod’s stuck on the radio. It’s because while running, I carried it in my hand and the sweat leaked into the inside. Hmmm… I have an awesome idea. You know how people accidently drop their electronics into water, but save them by putting them in a bag of rice?
John: Shelley! No!
Shelley: Too late. There. Now I’ll put it in the bag and wait. (Twenty minutes later) What do you know? It’s playing a song from the play list… And the same song again… and again… No worries. I’ll drop it back into the water and return it to the rice.
John: Shelley! No!
Shelley: Oh. Oh. John! Do you hear those Pssssttt sounds? Look! The rice is flashing different colours. Mini fireworks from the mini iPod. How cute is that?
Why I should let the customers share their stories first…
Customer: I couldn’t help but overhear you say that you used to be a teacher.
Shelley: Sure was.
Customer: I used to teach too.
Shelley: Is that right? Where?
Customer: Up in the Territories.
Shelley: Wow! My first teaching job was in Flowers Cove, Newfoundland. That’s north, but not as far north as you. I taught Elementary PE and French. I only accepted the French position after the School Board assured me that I would be introducing French to the Elementary Schools.
Shelley: I’d only taken Beginner French in University, but I needed a job. Oh my God, I used to make up french words and when the kids would learn the real word, I would explain that french, like english, has many words that mean the same thing. Gotta be fast on your feet, eh? Ha! Ha! What did you teach?
Customer: Immersion French. I spent two years in France perfecting the language.
And last, but not least, why customers, including myself, should always remember to…
Customer: I could buy that stuff in Mexico for half the price.
Customer: No way that’s an antique. What’s your best price?
Customer: I have one of those too but I sure didn’t anywhere close to what you’re asking.
Customer: I love your hair. Can I take a picture of it? (Ha! Ha! When a customer wants to take a picture of my hair because she obviously thinks I’m Robin Wright, who am I to burst her bubble?)