-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Lessons for the day..

I grabbed a young man at the brand-new sporting goods store today and asked him where one might find an exercise pole...you know, a really long one....one I could put up in the basement? The kind my husband could hook up for me so I wouldn't have to use him as a prop anymore?

Hmm.

At first there was an awkward moment of silence. Then, I noticed a few red faces (the young man's and my husband's.) Let's just say it took me all of five seconds to learn a few lessons...

 One: Make sure to use the correct term for the exercise pole. It's called a "ballet barre".

 Two: Never try to pose your leg as if that might help describe the ballet barre...

 Three: Make sure the young man actually works at the sporting goods store.

Holy Sports Authority! I've warped some young guy...forever. Again.

Name tags. Name tags are the ticket, people.

10 comments:

  1. Since I was there, I guess I could have said something sooner but honestly, I was curious where you were going with it. As for long term damage, I'm sure the guy is ok. Look at it this way: he has a great story he can tell now about the lady at the store that was asking him about pole dancing.

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    1. I'm wondering how embarrassed I would have been if they DID carry those kind of poles and we had to act like we were cool like that....

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  2. Oh my goodness.
    I just spit coffee while reading this!
    Can't. Stop. Laughing.
    Thank you. I so very MUCH needed that!
    As for the computer screen.....it cleans. ;)

    Your FF :)

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    1. Ha! I do what I can...keep that screen clean, girl!

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  3. Oh this is funny. I would have paid to be there. I have however, heard that the other type of pull is a great workout. ;)

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    1. Anon, it reminds me of when I was little and would twirl on those weight bearing poles in my grandparent's basement. Perhaps I was ahead of my time...if only I knew about lucite heels in 1976 :)

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  4. That is classic! Did you find the pole?

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    1. Chris, we went to many stores, but couldn't find one that was self-standing. We ended up ordering one on Amazon...

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  5. Oh, girl. You are the classic (white trash) woman, and you know how much of a compliment that truly is. Just made my day. Love ya!

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