Monday, April 30, 2012

There's something to be said for unbridled enthusiasm

I love it when I get someone spazzy emailing me.

I don't know why in particular this makes me happy ... perhaps it's because 95% of what I see is usually a combination of dull, snooze-olicious junk with a slight tinge of yelling and anger. So, to me, excited and spazzy is that extra 5% and quite frankly? It's like discovering there's a whole new color in the package of rainbow colored Skittles you just cracked open.

Secretly I think I get giddy about spazziness on paper because I know it will eventually be blog fodder.
That's just the plain Jane truth.

Take this dude named "Billy" for example.

Short back story with Billy is this: he had *slight* insurance office work experience under his belt, working for an established agent in a city 20 minutes away from us. I was interested in *possibly* interviewing him to see if he'd be a good fit for 2 separate agencies that were looking for my help with staffing placement. I knew he would be young (as I could figure it out from his resume) but his INCREDIBLE ENTHUSIASM took me by surprise.

I'll let Billy speak for himself though from here on out. This is his blow by blow email that landed directly in my inbox:

"Ms. Stephanie,

I am just ECSTATIC about your email! I do get excited over the littlest things though, my short life has taught me a lot of big lessons, as well as knowledge. I wanted to respond ASAP to you because I am extremely interested in the position and would be honored to meet, speak, shake your hand, show off my skills, why, I'll even do cartwheels!! I will get my resume at my house ASAP and send it to you by day's end.

I wish I could be more specific on time, but I have two appointments today and not sure how long one will take, it being open-ended and all. I wanted to be curteous and aknowledge your email ASAP. I look forward to meeting and speaking with you. And shaking your hand. Oh, I prefer black not blue pens, so I would prefer that color of pen when I get my desk. If i can choose a brand, Mont Blanc is prefered but will settle for a Sensa. LOL!

Have a wonderful day! You can email me back or you can call me on my cell phone (805-555-1212). Please leave a message after the beep should you call and I am unable to answer. Once again many thank yous for the email. I can't wait to shake your hand!



P.S. Anyone else creeped out by his compulsory want to shake my hand?

P.P.S. 10 points if you caught the Seinfeld Billy Mumphrey Unbridled Enthusiasm theme I very non-subtly wove into this posting. Don't know what I'm talking about? Spend some time familiarizing yourself with one of THE best shows on television EVAH:
(Billy Mumphrey reference at approximately 57 seconds in. But you have to see the entire episode to really appreciate the humor in this epic show.)

P.P.P.S. If you're wondering if I called Billy, why yes, yes I did. He couldn't, however, get his shit together and call me back. After all that! So cheers to Billy for providing us with some excellent entertainment. A clink of the glass all around in honor of Billy!

P.P.P.P.S. Yes it's late as I'm writing this and yes, I've had some wine. Thus the clink of the glass reference.

P.P.P.P.P.S. Don't get judgey.

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. How many damn "P"s can one use in a PS run? Anyone? Bueller?

1 comment:

  1. Seems you have unbridled enthusiasm for post scripts.