Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a happy coincidence!
I work for the BEST financial services provider in history! That’s my opinion and I am sticking with it. I mean c’mon, 34 years y’all!!! In the same place. Look here and here. #blessedandiknowit #takenothingforgranted #weknowwhatitmeanstoserve
I normally live the dream at the Riverwalk but yesterday I was at WestRidge for a meeting. My being there was a last minute decision for some relationship building and other such buzz words. I know, I am fickle about my opinions on corporate-speak. Buzzwords make me laugh sometimes but usually I am all in!
Anyhoo, get to the point right? You’re all thinking it. What is this tale of a happy coincidence even about?
The CEO was at WestRidge. I heard this when I walked in. The hum was palpable. The excitement … he’ll be here! But just act normal! As if! Just go about your day to day business. Sure!
And of course I did. As my meeting ended and I said goodbye to K and he pointed me to the stairwell so I could get to 3rd floor and find A. K said “you know you can take the elevator- Jill” but I replied “I need the stairs! Gotta get those healthy points!”
As I landed on 3 and opened the floor what to my wondering eyes did appear but the CEO himself with his attache. No one else but the five of us!
SP: Hi Jill! as he shook my hand.
He said my name y’all!! Really he did. He read my name from my badge but I’m pretending he remembered me because I have met him twice before.
Me: Hi S, Hi M.
SP: Have you met DS and (another gentleman whose name I forget because I was starstruck that the CEO was talking to little ole me)?
Me: No, but nice to meet you D, nice to me you too other guy :).
I said his name then but poof, his name was gone.
More handshakes all around!
Me: Well I am off to find property pricing! Nice to almost run into you. What a happy coincidence!!
And you know I said “almost run into you and happy coincidence” cuz it was … and I was starstruck! … did I say that already? Starstruck one last time for the record. Lol!
And as luck would have it, I walked into the area opposite property pricing. Momentarily dazed. And who was there but a former boss TD and former co-leader DM. I practically fainted at TD’s desk. This time I got hugs instead of handshakes. I got to catch up albeit very quickly. Then I became obnoxious (not, sort of, kinda, maybe) and repeated my encounter to any and all who would listen! Squeal!
I am still on cloud nine. Wishing you a wonderful Saturday! Me? I have time to myself. Maybe I’ll binge Altered Carbon?
As always, more to come.