Captain’s Log 4,513
It’s all in the approach. Everything in life is all about the approach. Airline pilots would agree. A Cooper’s hawk made a fine approach in my back yard this morning and grabbed a mouse that was nibbling on bird seed. Right before my very eyes. Ideas and suggestions also need a careful approach because they can really go astray if not delivered properly. There are times when they should never be delivered at all.
Case in point – yesterday’s trip to the bank with Big Sister Mia in tow to add her as an authorized visitor to my safe deposit box. It’s a huge production to do that and we allowed about 45 minutes of our adventure time. It’s a very small branch of the bank located in a shopping center near my house. I picked her up and off we went. I have access to her bank box and she now has access to mine. It’s another way we bond. If either one of us loses the key, it’s gonna cost me $20, but I trust her. And she obviously trusts me, but that’s not the point of this story.
As we got out of the car to enter the bank, a very attractive woman was coming out of a shoe repair store. Big Sister Mia had already opened the door of the bank and was heading inside. As I rounded my car to join Mia, the woman stopped me and asked if Mia was my sister. I said yes, and she handed me two business cards to give to Mia. She said, “I make house calls. There is no obligation. Tell her that.” At that point, I had no idea what was really going on. I looked at her and said, “Is one of these cards for me?” She said, “No, you’re fine.” And she hopped into her car and that was it.
I looked down at the cards and realized she was a beauty consultant. She obviously thinks my sister needs her services (done in the privacy of her own home) to make her beautiful. Well, you can imagine how well that went over with Mia! The banker who was helping us was also a woman, so the three of us had great sport trouncing the rudeness of the woman in the parking lot. How DARE she? What a horrible and rude thing to do!
I took a card and went home and dug around on the woman’s website. I got an email address and sent her the following: