When Chris (AKA Mr. Diamond) and I go on a road trip we have fun. We try to get off the beaten path and explore things on our own.
Lately a lot of our trips have been combined work / pleasure trips which suits me fine. I have no problem being part of his work if it means I get to go along with him to some fun places.
I know a lot of people do not understand what Chris does, why he travels as much as he does and what our life is like but let me tell you –it is a good life. The travel gets a bit wearing at times but when I can go along I KNOW that I provide much needed entertainment.
Like bellowing at the top of my lungs as I drive to the 7’s on 70 Sirius station. It’s pretty, don’t you know? After all I was a Glenn Tone in a former life.
I also serve as chauffeur quite often –sometimes it just makes much more sense for me to do the driving and as long as the GPS is on target I do okay. Now there have been times when that hasn’t been the case and don’t ever get Chris started on how we ended up in a barnyard when we were dating thanks to my inaccurate directions.
Chris also likes to stop to eat at local spots along the way on our trips and on our most recent trip he asked me to Yelp a place to eat twice. Both times the directions were not right. Both times. I am not good at Yelping I guess. We never did find the one place.
But probably what amuses me most is when Chris has conference calls when I am driving. I hear his end of the conversations and it almost always amuses me. This is when I get many of his Chrisisms (and yes it is about time for another Chrisism post) and they make me giggle.
Conference calls can take on a life of their own and depending upon the subject at hand the tone can be upbeat or quite the opposite. I must admit that when I worked for Chris he was always a very kind and tolerant boss. That is until he fired me but that is a story for another day.
But what makes me laugh the most is the song that plays on UberConference before everyone gets on the call. Chris allows me to enjoy the music before he goes to his headset so I thought I would share just a quick clip of it with you today. Please note that I just hit video to record it when my phone was in the holder in the car so no stunning video but an amusing portion of the song that plays. I think you will agree that their music is pretty amusing.
So tell me—have you been on conference calls that seem to go nowhere? What is your favorite conference call story if you have one? Make sure you leave a comment –every comment means a 50 cent donation to our current Comments for a Cause NFED.