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7.26.2006

Clients Quoted #1

This is the first in what may be a series of words yanked from the mouths of our clients--you know, those that come to visit us on their yachts.

"Did you know that oil hit $78 a barrell today? My Texan friends don't know what to do with their money!"

-Californian man on vacation with his family, said after he found out I was from Texas.


I would suggest that his Texan friends save "all that money."

They're going to need it for gas :)

29 Comments:

Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Tracie, I admire your restraint! I can be a hothead at times and if a rich guy said that to me (with all the horrible stuff that's causing these gas prices and all) I might just take it badly and end up losing my job. Good for you!

7/26/2006 4:22 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

oh susan, my tongue was bleedin'

7/26/2006 4:30 AM

 
Blogger Sicilian said...

Smile Tracie. . . just smile. . . as you curse under your breath. . .
Ciao

7/26/2006 5:54 AM

 
Blogger Italian Wine Guy┬« said...

That Californian is gonna need the $$$ for the PG&E bills..

what a knucklehead....

7/26/2006 8:11 AM

 
Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

what an idiot.

7/26/2006 9:27 AM

 
Blogger Ale said...

you should hav been like-- omg! i totally know what you're saying, that's why i bought this island!

7/26/2006 12:11 PM

 
Blogger Chantel said...

Listen if you're Texas friends have any extra, they can send it to me. Problem solved.

People crack me up!!

7/26/2006 1:21 PM

 
Anonymous Pat said...

It's in moments like that, that you can really understand how the French and the Russians wound up with revolutions.

Glad to see you back Tracie, you were very much missed

7/26/2006 4:54 PM

 
Blogger kigogal said...

I like Ale's comments! How funny.

7/26/2006 9:24 PM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Hopefully, all of your clients aren't such ignorant a-holes. I would've had a very hard time keeping my mouth shut after a comment like that.

7/27/2006 1:23 PM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

.....but with a job like that...I think I could manage to bit my tongue just a little:)

7/27/2006 1:33 PM

 
Blogger Vj said...

Well ..you can't help with Americans.
Well I thought texans are the dumbest of the lot .Mr. Bush is the best example but I guess you can't generalize

So let them save all their money and I hope they keep electing Mr Bush

7/27/2006 7:42 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vj that was uncalled for! I am a texan and do not own an oil well. I too think that the client with the quote was not thinking but I do not know if I would call him dumb. Just insensitive like you appear to be!

7/28/2006 5:32 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

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7/28/2006 7:59 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

um vj, maybe you didn't realize that i'm texan as well. i agree with anonymous. assuming that everyone in a state as big as texas thinks, feels, etc just like ONE person from texas makes you look like the dumbest of the lot. sorry, you started it.

7/28/2006 8:01 AM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Ya, most of us here texans are purdy smart. Most of us even got all our teef.

7/28/2006 8:07 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

speek fer yurself jinny, i gotta pres ma-thumb aginst ma-top toof over an over to brayk ma-food if wanna eat inythang.

7/28/2006 8:51 AM

 
Anonymous Jane said...

Yea Tra! Poor VJ. Maybe I gave him a hard time. Sorry, but debating is fun>

7/28/2006 9:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, hey, hey, whats everyone upset about. Every body knows that us Texans all live on a ranch, ride horses and rope cows all day long. We just feed our transportation hay and save on the gas and when someone makes an insensitive remark we just pull out our six gun and shoot'em.

7/28/2006 11:26 AM

 
Anonymous Jane said...

Seriously, we are very sensitive to the things happening all over the world. I hope I never get desensitive to the ugly remarks that SOME will make without thinking before they speak, aka the client! I know we raised our daughter, Tracie, to be a kind, thoughtful, and very funny young woman. She is my daughter afterall!

7/28/2006 3:14 PM

 
Anonymous ToTO_too said...

Just left N.California because I kept running into clowns like that. And guess where I dun' moved? Austin baby!! Now, how do I learn to ride me a horse?

7/28/2006 10:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Texas and have never been on a horse so I have no advice for you ToTo.

7/29/2006 7:29 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tracie please tell VJ that he is entitled to his opinion and so are the others who have commented. God loves all of us thank goodness.

7/29/2006 10:37 PM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

I am a re-located Texan, riding horses, living on a Ranch, tending the cattle, that sounds pretty good to me! Does it happen by allotment? Where do I sign up?

7/30/2006 8:37 AM

 
Blogger Travel Italy said...

oh, oh, oh, I forgot, do I get an oil well also?

7/30/2006 8:37 AM

 
Blogger M J said...

What a wonderful site. Your photos are amazing. I just popped over here from BlogHer. I am thinking of seeing Italy next spring.

I shall return for more ispirazione!

7/31/2006 11:20 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

AH! how did that spam get in here...


hey mj! thanks for visiting :)

8/01/2006 5:25 AM

 
Blogger Dayngr said...

I miss reading your blogs.. more more more please!

8/02/2006 9:19 PM

 
Blogger Annie said...

People like that make me ill. It's probably good you held your tongue. I can't wait to hear more clients quotes!

8/02/2006 9:32 PM

 

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