Posted by Southwest Beverages on 6/4/2016
“Your cell phone is beeping,” I said to my wife as we were
driving home from work indicating that she had received a text message. “Who is
it?” I anxiously asked as I placed the container of Sippity iced chocolate
marshmallow hot chocolate I was drinking into the cup holder.
“It’s Anna,” she replied, referring to our thirty-year-old
daughter. “She got a new boyfriend,” she stated as she was reading the message.
“His name is Avery.”
“That’s a rather odd name,” I curiously stated.
“Like Ebony & Avery,” my wife replied.
After taking sip from my container of Iced marshmallow hot
chocolate I said, “It’s Ebony and Ivory, not Avery. You know, the lyrics that
Paul McCartney wrote,” referring to the ebony and ivory colored keys on a piano
keyboard that are placed side by side.
Somewhat embarrassed, she replied, “Well, anyway, his name
“Did she send a picture?”
“No, but we’ll find out more tomorrow.”
“Because I invited her to spend the afternoon with us at the
The following afternoon my wife and I were relaxing with our
feet in the pool drinking iced chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate when Anna
arrived. After we greeted each other and Anna sat next to me with her feet in
the pool, I said, “So, Mom told me you got a new Boyfriend-Avery.”
“His name’s not Avery, Dad” Anna said laughing. “It’s
“Michael!” my wife proclaimed as she placed her plastic cup
of iced chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate by her side and reached for her
cell phone. “Your text message said his name was Avery,” she stated looking
towards Anna. “Here I’ll show you.”
Taking the cell phone from my wife, I read the text message
which began as, “Hi Mom. I met Avery nice guy.” Immediately I began to laugh.
“What’s so funny?’ My wife asked.
“Here’s a light bulb moment, honey,” I stated while continuing
to laugh. “His name’s not Avery.”
“Sure it is,” she insisted.
“No. Here, read the message,” I stated handing the cell
phone back to my wife and picking up my container of Iced chocolate marshmallow
hot chocolate. “There’s a typo in it. There should be a space between the words
‘a’ and ‘very’. It should have read, ‘I met a very nice guy’”
We all then had a good hard “belly” laugh.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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