Candy was a party girl. She lost interst in school – she got a job as a waitress -then became a cocktail waitress and was having the time of her life. Tips were flowing and there were parties all the time.
She met men ( both single and married) every day of the week and created a network of fellow “Fun Devils.” She claims she was never bored.
And then, the boredom hit the fan. Never in 1 million years did Candy ever think she would be bored with serving drinks and smiles. One of the old guys- a regular- once said if she ever needed a real job to contact him. Bingo.
In one week’s time Candy went from serving drinks- to a receptionist job in small law firm. it took a while to learn the names of the partners, and to become acclimated to the many machines she was using a daily basis. She rose to the occasion – everyone in the office appreciated her bubbly personality and her diligence.
After several months, she was both liked and respected by everyone. Unbeknownst to the people in the office, she and Bradley J. were dating very quietly, very surreptitiously. She knew he was “the one.” She also knew that she wasn’t getting any younger and was hankering for a diamond ring on her left hand. She had dated enough to know Bradley J was a keeper.
And so it began, Candy created a very clever campaign to win the Bradley J. over and get that diamond ring of her dreams. She started with subtle comments about 14 carats.
After two months of no response-Candy decided she had to be more clever.
One day she sent her secret beau text message saying she was Craving 14 carrots. (Spellcheck wasn’t working.)
That afternoon, Bradley J, put a brown paper bag on her desk. She was thrilled. She open the bag only to find the large, economy-size bag of pre-sliced carrots.
Frustrated-a little angry-she decided the panacea to this dilemma was to be more forthright. That evening as they were walking towards her apartment, she steered him to the window of the famous jewelry store.
Staring at the tiny galaxy of shiny diamond rings, she said, “Guess what I want?”
He said, patting the bag, I know “Minestrone, Chianti and fresh French bread with melted butter. I’ve got it all right here.”
Bradley J. was super book-smart and very slow when it came to Life 101. It took Candy another two months to get him up to speed. Voila!