So, on Twitter the other day, someone asked us tell the most On Brand (TM) story from their childhood years.
Mine was about being a latchkey kid. I would come home, gather my stuffed animals into a semi-circle, and tell them a story, then quiz them about the parts in the middle.
And you can make of that what you will.
But something just happened that I think is pretty on-brand for me as an adult, and I thought I'd share.
We get pest control because if I had to knock down my own wasp nests we'd all be trapped inside by hordes of the flying menaces, and that is the truth.
Tonight--and ugh, it was super hot on my porch--a guy representing another company came knocking on my door.
"Hi, I'm from Mosquito Hawk-X pest control--oh, hi little dog. Aren't you a cute puppy."
"She's full grown."
"Well I'm in the area, making appointments--do you have Pest Control?"
"Yes, we do--we use Golden Hills."
"Oh! Do you know Dave?"
"Tall, goofy kind of guy? Loves to talk? Yeah! I love Dave! I haven't seen him with Golden Hill lately--"
"That's because he's working for us now. If you hired us instead of Gold Hills, you could visit with Dave!"
I almost did it. I mean, he almost had me. Because Dave and I had a lot of fun together! He's great! Talks about everything! Fun guy!
But frankly, I'm barely organized enough to have Golden Hills come to my house. I mean, I like them. They know me.
But gees, I miss Dave.
In the end I said no--but when I told Mate, he thought it was pretty funny.
He doesn't even know our pest control guys have names.