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renniekins
I'm a Dealer

I sent out the first query awhile ago to all of my coworkers. Nothing complex or overstated, nothing inappropriate or pushy. I kept it simple: I let them know that I was dealing, and I let them know I was open to new customers.

I got one bite off of that initial email. It was from my coworker G, although through further conversation I realized that it was partly his wife and more specifically their daughter who were interested in my product. The daughter had recently moved away from her parents' home, so she couldn't simply share their supply any longer.

The ladies were picky, and who could blame them? They only wanted quality. They were very specific about the color, size, and type they wanted. Several messages passed between G and his wife, G and me, and me and my supplier. Eventually my supplier sent me a few photographs, which I think helped clinch the deal. The final message I received from G was a forward of his wife's message saying, We need to talk. He commented, "Now the fun begins!"

That evening G called me on my mobile, eager to complete the transaction, but I was unavailable to deal that night.

We spoke the next day at the office, and he confirmed that the ladies were definitely interested. I contacted my supplier, and after some debate we decided to make the exchange at my house. My supplier and the ladies would both meet me there, and if the product was acceptable they would make the exchange. As is traditional, the first sample is free.

My supplier arrived at my house first, and I was very impressed with the sample he brought. In fact, I was quite tempted to keep it for myself! But in truth I already have plenty. When G's wife and daughter arrived and sampled the product, they were immediately hooked. Who can blame them? I only deal in the finest, after all.

G's daughter positively danced away from my house, and G's wife left with a knowing smile. Another happy pair of customers -- just the way I like it.

So like I said, I'm a dealer. The supply is still plentiful; are you interested? If you're in the market for kittens, definitely keep me in mind. The first one's free, you know....

Now That Hope is Gone
Now That Hope is Gone

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hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: February 1st, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
keeeton!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 1st, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What kind of keeton is that?

If I need to score I use my mom's stash.

I had a bad trip three years ago and it makes me leery about keeping it in the house.
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: February 1st, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
she's the cross between a tortoise-shell calico mother and a orange striped father. standard felis domesticus. I still have three more in stock, in two different models. :-) I could even sell wholesale, but I do like working with my dealer.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 1st, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
With those ears she looks likea Fennec.

I live across an international border so delivery is more complicated.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 2nd, 2005 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Haven't heard of smuggling using the tunnels at Windsor?
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 2nd, 2005 04:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Since 911 we don't joke about smuggling any more.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: February 2nd, 2005 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
someone needs to grow a sense of humour!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: February 2nd, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was a joke.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: February 2nd, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or you could get the hundreds of pages of documentation (well, not that many) to import a pet.
shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: February 1st, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Aww!

Now That Hope is Gone

But I haven't gone anywhere! I'm right here! *waving*

Or is that the keeton's name?
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: February 2nd, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

I had Hope, but then I gave up Hope.

that, indeed, is the kitten's name. I suppose it's better than runty-kitty, which is what my roomate and I were calling her when she was still here. :-P
shadowriderhope From: shadowriderhope Date: February 2nd, 2005 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I had Hope, but then I gave up Hope.

Hee. ;) For a moment there, I'd thought you named the kitten "I had Hope, but then I gave up Hope," in some sort of bizarre post-somethingorother inspiration, but now I get it.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 2nd, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Aww!

haha! I didn't think about the fact that I had a non-kitten Hope on my friendslist already. Yep, they named the kitten Hope also. My supplier casually remarked about "since I gave up Hope", and I realized what a funny pun it made. Because Hope really is gone -- she's moved to Ohio!
anderale From: anderale Date: February 2nd, 2005 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)
eeee! I'm addicted, but allergic. But I need one! ::cries::
anarmyofjuan From: anarmyofjuan Date: February 2nd, 2005 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks for posting this. :-) did the kitty feeding-frenzy picture come out?
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: February 2nd, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

How much for a baker's dozen?

They taste like chicken!
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