Kristin D Miller The life and times…

March 26, 2015

The Last Day of Work

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pedro @ 11:53 pm


So I’ve been going strong at this new gig for quite some time.  I never imagined me, Kristin Miller, to be much of a salesman, but I’d thought I’d give it a go.  Dental Supplies.  Yup, gonna sell some toothpaste.  They gave me a fancy office and a shiney new cell phone…an Iphone to be exact.  My office building was downtown, but I they told me I wouldn’t be spending much time there.  Sounded great to me.  I was never much of a fan of the office setting.  Quite a depressing scene if you ask me.  Anyway, I was really looking forward to my first day.

I got there right on time at 8am and met a few of my new co-workers over coffee in the break room.  They seemed like a fun, young group of folks.  One of the guys was actually pretty good looking.  His name was Pete…I’ll have to remember that.  I then met with the HR department and they went through the usual benefits schpeil.  I was escorted up to my office where I met with my boss.  She was a very large lady by the name of Dana and she seemed like a bit of a biatch.  Regardless she gave me my first assignment.  A sales trip to the upper end of town at Dr. Steen’s office.  Okay…here we go.

Dr. Steen’s office was in a pretty rough neighborhood.  I wasn’t scared though.  I’ve lived in the big bad city for several years now and consider myself to be pretty street smart.  So I hoped in my Volkswagon Jetta with the tinted windows and headed that direction.  I arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled meeting and the secretary took me to the break room where I took a seat.  I waited there for about 20 minutes and Dr. Steen finally made his way to meet me.

I was not expecting what I saw.  Dr. Steen was 90 years old.  Great, I’m going to have absolutely nothing in common with this old guy.  How am I supposed to sell him dental supplies?  The meeting went horribly.  The first thing he asked me was where the regular sales girl was.  How the hell am I supposed to know.  From that point on I was lost.  He was almost acting annoyed that I was even there.  He said he was not even interested in buying anything.  Ok.  So I got up and left.  He didn’t even shake my hand.

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I returned to the office and told my boss what happened.  She was stunned.  Dr. Steen was apparently one of their biggest local clients and I lost the account for my new company.  My boss threw a tantrum and asked me what my problem was.  Needless to say, I was humiliated.  I left the building crying.  I’m guessing that I might not be cut out for this sales thing.  Oh well.  On to the next adventure.

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