Two weeks after the Condo flood, it’s time to start thinking about choosing a suitable flooring to cover my cement floors.
I didn’t think looking for flooring would be so stressful and funny. So far I have visited 7 Stores in 3 days.
Typically this is how the conversation starts off:
“Welcome, can I help you?”
“I am looking for flooring for my condo and I am looking at engineered or laminate.”
And with that the sales person shows me their samples and off I go looking for something I like.
There have been two worthy encounters to blog about with two separate sales people at two different stores that had me laughing.
Both had nothing to do with flooring and everything to do with … My future?!
Here’s for the first and funniest of the two:
“So you look like you are from Europe, what country are you from?” Inquired the middle aged sales man.
I laughed, “I am Canadian, my ancestry is from a little all over.”
That wasn’t satisfactory, “What countries?” He pried again.
“Well mainly Ireland, Scotland and Switzerland.”
He nodded and looked at me expectantly. Should I be saying something more? After a minute of awkward silence he broke down and asked, “Where do you think I am from!”
Sooo that was what this was about, him and his needs! Ah ha! I know how to handle this one I thought to myself.
“Well I am going to guess Italy?”
“That’s correct,” as he puffed up his chest as big as it would go while doing his best to stand a little taller to match my height, “I am from the North.”
“Good to know?!” I said quizzically. I wasn’t so sure what I was suppose to do with this information.
He carried on with his banter about Europe and more specifically Germany. “Have you ever been to Germany.”
“Actually yes, surprisingly, and I loved it so much I’d consider moving to Munich.”
“Really, well that should be simple”, he paused and continued with his grand plan for my future, “You need to go back to Germany, find a German man, tell him you want to move to Germany and he’ll for sure agree to marry you!”
Ummm really?! It’s THAT simple?! Has this guy been hacking my email recently because that WAS my plan!! LOL.