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Sauble Barbie and the Discount Ticket War…well, minor skirmish

Today at work Barbie received a call from her co-worker, and previous guest on the blog, Sauble Barbie.  It seems Sauble Barbie had purchased some tickets from one of those work perk groups that offer discount deals to employees.  Upon ordering she called up Barbie and asked if she wanted to meet up with her while she picked up her order.

Being as they work for one of the larger banks in Toronto our two Barbies do not work in the same building so they met up at the main office where Sauble Barbie thought she could grab her order.  Not knowing, however, what floor she needed to go to she approached the concierge desk and asked them.  They informed her that she needed to head to the 13th floor, which is never good, and see the folks at Oxford Properties.  So off they went together to the 13th floor so that Sauble Barbie could obtain her order.

Upon reaching the 13th floor the two Barbies asked what office it was they needed to go to for ticket pick ups.  Once they got their directions off they went to see the perks agent.  As they approached the man at the desk Sauble Barbie handed the gentleman her print out and said “I’m here to get my order”.

“Um, this isn’t from us”, said the agent.  “These are from Eservus…you know, our competitor.”

A little shell-shocked, and mildly embarrassed, Sauble Barbie asked the agent, “Well, do you know where I can find their office then?”

The perks agent from Oxford admitted that he had no idea where the office for Eservus was but told them that they could use the telephone to call them.  He was quite quick to add, being the consummate salesman, that he could get them cheaper than what Sauble Barbie got them for.  Sauble Barbie was insistent that there was no way because she bought them on a discount, oblivious to the fact that this was exactly what this gentleman’s job detail was as well.  After a little tit-for-tat between Sauble Barbie and Oxford’s Willie Loman they actually found that Sauble Barbie got the tickets cheaper by 14 cents.

After calling Eservus Sauble Barbie found out that the office she had to go to and receive her tickets was located…


In the neighbouring building she works in and therefore she probably never needed to venture outside with Toronto’s extensive underground pathways.

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Barbie and the Freudian Slip

Last night, as we were watching Netflix, I had made some nice hot chocolate using white chocolate powder and warm milk.  As I was bringing the cups out I noticed that my kid had left the foil wrappers from his Hersey’s Kisses on the carpet.  A little annoyed at the fact he didn’t dispose of his trash, and more annoyed that he had knocked it on the floor from the table, I said to him:

“Hey, if you can’t throw out your garbage then there’ll be no more Hersey Kisses for you!  Got it kiddo?”

“Yes dad”, he agreed in that great voice that pre-teens use.  You know the one that makes you want to give them a high five…to the face!

So we went about drinking our hot chocolate, watching the movie Daddy Day Care on Netflix and eating such healthy treats as Kisses, cakes and Reese’s Peanutbutter Trees (like the cups but tree shaped for Christmas).
When we all finished up our drinks and snacks, I decided I’d clean up the dishes.  As I was getting the cups and heading to the kitchen I noticed that I had left a wrapper for one of the Reese’s trees on the table.  As I had only travelled about 5 steps, I backed up and picked up the wrapper to dispose of in the garbage as I made my way into the kitchen.

At that moment Barbie, thinking she’d be a smart arse, looked at me and said mockingly “If you don’t put your wrappers in the garbage there’ll be no more Reese’s Penis for you”.

Everything stopped, my son and I both turned and looked at Barbie.  The look on her face betrayed the fact that she knew she had made a huge slip up.  “I just did it again, didn’t I?  I said penis instead of pieces”, she said.  Without even answering her we all just started laughing our heads off.

Readers catch the point that she said again…that first story will be coming up in the next few days 😀


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