Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weird NSV

I have had a yard maintenance guys for the last two or three years. There are two main employees. One who does all of the work and then what I like to term the 'front man.' He speaks English whereas the regular yard guy does not. Every two weeks the yard guy smiles at me and we wave. The 'front man' comes over when I need extra work done and want a quote ahead of time and he delivers the bill. I have seen the 'front man' four times in total. Once when I got the initial work quote two or three years ago. Once when I paid him for the work, once when i wanted a quote to have bark dust laid and then finally today. The bark dust job was done last summer. I am not his only customer. Well...today while he was here giving me a quote to pull out some big bushes he said to me...you have lost weight?

I was nice and said yes a little bit. He then asked me if I worked out. I said yes I ride my bike (good Lord no need to tell the garden guy I had lapband surgery)...anyway...this has totally weird-ed me out. The garden guy noticed??? My brain has all day been twisting in my head...Just how did he remember me? Did he call me my fat customer? EEk :)

I guess it is not always better to get a weight loss compliment :)

5 comments:

Girl Bandit said...

I am sure he just noticed you looking healthier...sometimes it is the person who sees us the least that notices. I would just take the compliment and quite often people want to know how we did it so they can too....

Lonicera said...

Perhaps he just likes women and notices stuff like that. The acid test would be to see if he noticed this sort of thing in another bloke!

When I lost a lot of weight in 1984, a co-worker I hadn't seen for several months, though I'd spoken to him on the phone a lot, heard me speaking when we were in the staff shop and swung round in amazement, saying that only my voice was the same. Could have kissed him for that. Oh well, maybe it'll happen again next year.

Well done you, and seeing you working your garden is making me feel guilty cos I haven't had the energy this year.

Caroline

Catherine55 said...

Nah! It's 100% compliment!! That's awesome! If the garden guy is noticing, that means that everyone else is too!

LDswims said...

Yeah, that's pretty awesome! It also means he connects with his customers and that's pretty awesome, too!

Sandy Lee said...

Is a yard guy the same as a pool guy. Do they wear short shorts and shirts that show off their muscles. Take the compliment girl. You deserve it and it is nice that someone actually notices. I doubt he though of you as the fatty. Now your confidence is showing through and he felt good about talking to you. So is one of them cute, and single, and...