Wednesday, October 1, 2008

feng sway

Furnace guy was here today.

I think we're going to get a new furnace. So exciting! We never get new stuff! Unless it's like, well, Legos or Airsoft crap.

Thing is, we have an old old furnace - like original furnace when the house was built long time ago old furnace. Magnum's employer recently merged with a big name furnace manufacturer. Yeah, can you say, "employee discount"? So I had a furnace guy here today to give me his pitch. Poker face, pure poker face, that was my plan.

He's friendly, he's taking measurements and whatnot. And then... and then.... he compliments me on how I've set up the furnishings and such around the house. How the house feels open and friendly and airy. How I've made good use of our space. Me! Naturally, I feel that way, but does anyone around here notice?? Do my own children appreciate it? Does my mother, who thinks I need more (read better and more plentiful) furniture notice?? And who knows what the snooty in-laws are thinking?! NO!

But Furnace Guy noticed. I practically bought the furnace right there and then.

I'm not very good at poker either.


  1. I have that problem too! Only not with furnaces....recently it's been with "girly" things at the mall like facial cleansers and makeup. I'm pretty bad at poker too.

  2. How odd that a GUY.. a FURNACE guy would notice such things. I'd have bought the furnace on the spot.

  3. This is why Dirty Larry never takes me when he's looking to buy a car. He did that once. ONCE.

  4. I'm a guy and I am terrible at poker, too. I am more the sucker than anyone else. It's tough having daughters that know this...

  5. I'm glad the furnace guy appreciated your decorating sense.

    I would have bought a furnace from him too.

  6. aww... how nice! Isn't getting compliments just one of the best feelings!? Just makes my whole day getting one ... thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I'm not good at poker either ... but lookout at a Blackjack table! *grinz*

  7. Haha - this story made me laugh out loud. Good for Furnace Guy!