I and others could write a FREAKIN’ book about the stuff that we saw and did there! Forgive me if I remember this stuff like it happened yesterday BUT there were things that occurred that I WILL never forget…..These are GREAT examples of how NOT to run a business… I knew when Mike Carbonara and I applied when they were still building it, that we were in for quite a ride! A guy by the name of Jerry Beaver (I’m pretty sure he liked to drink A LOT!!!! KRIPES! He always REEKED of it) said to us, “I’m going to take a chance and hire you two.” Looking back, we were probably the most ‘normal’ and ‘straight laced’ kids there!!
-Meetings were a FREE FOR ALL!!! HECK! Boike and his then girlfriend would come to a few…. They didn’t work there BUT they showed up anyways and NO ONE cared!!! At one he was at, we had a stripper. I think it was Tony’s (manager) birthday and I’m not sure who got the stripper but we had our meetings in the main lobby and she started to strip and let’s remember that the majority of us were teenage boys so we were all dead silent and staring at the woman taking her clothes off. I remember her saying “Y’all are too quiet, I need some noise to strip.” So one of us turned on the radio and then she proceeded to get NAKED!!!! HA!!!!! She made Tony get on all fours put a leash on him and bark like a dog. I will NEVER forget him saying in his deep southern accent “BOWWWWWWWWW-WWWWWWOWWWWWW!” Boike and I were reminiscing about it the other day and he said "It was the best meeting EVVVVVVVVER!" I agree with his assessment.
-It was my first experience having to DEAL with people from 'corporate', I think First Brands was headquartered in CT, (they owned STP), that thought they knew it ALL but were just IDIOTS in suits. Mr. Dalton (a big V.P) was an old crusty old man that was 99% of the time just 'bitter' but once in a while he would lighten up and tell us stories about how ummmmmmmmmmmm a woman’s parts taste like CHICKEN!! I also learned the motto “work SMART NOT hard” from a guy that I think was a high up and used to work at Ford.
Mike E.- "OH IT MUST BE BECAUSE GOD WANTED IT TO BE FLAT."
One of us- "OK JERRY FARWELL I guess that effin' nail had nothing to do with it..."
The only other thing that happened and I deemed 'BLOG WORTHY' was that the house that my Nana and step grandpa Russ lived in had a fire. Not gonna lie to ya, I wish it burned to the ground because WHITE TRASH have lived in it for the last 20 years and the place looks like CRAP!!! MY GOD MAN!!!! Did you see how many EFFING dogs they had to rescue!?!?!?! My cousin Chris summed it up quite well by saying " Russ probably crawled out of his grave and set the fire!!!!!" DUDE!!! He built that house and my dad helped him.... So many good memories of my youth there! EFFin' WHITE TRASH!!!!! Yeah I said it!!!!!!!!
That's all got for ya this month.... Happy birthday BABY JESUS!
And remember, I have friends in high places so pretty please with a cherry on top of it, BE FRAKIN' GOOD!!!
Just a friendly reminder; I and OTHERS notice when you don't know what you are doing but act and say you do....