Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Might Be Seeing Someone

When I was a sophomore in High School, I was totally lost in my geometry class. Luckily, my teacher was an older man with a penchant for high school girls. I picked up on this early and would simply go up to his desk 5, 6, 7 times during the class and bend over and giggle and ask for help and he would basically do all of my problems. I cringe even as I write this. I got an A in the class. The story gets worse. When Sam and I moved to our current ward, we went to church on our first Sunday and he was in our new ward! It had been 9 years but he totally remembered me.

I'm older now but apparently, still none the wiser because I'm now doing the same thing...only this time it is for free rock-chip repair.

A few months ago, I was driving on the freeway and a rock came flying off the truck in front of me and hit my windshield. The dent became a crack within days. I took it to a car wash/rock chip repair place near me where a high-energy man named Rhett repaired the crack. He was wearing a neon green tee and fanny pack. He had the voice of Ty Pennington and the face of Mr. Clean.



I didn't think another thing of it until I took my kids to the McDonald's next to the car wash for breakfast about a week later and Rhett came over to say hello. I was in sweaty workout clothes enjoying a hash brown. We made small talk and said good-bye.

Later that week, I was driving on the freeway again and took another rock to the windshield. I can't make this stuff up folks.

A couple days later, shamefully, I was back at McDonald's with my kids having lunch. I would post a picture but if I post one more pic of my baby eating fast food, DCFS is going to take him away.

Once again, I had my sexy on. I was wearing a hat with no make-up. Strangely enough, Rhett appeared and we chatted for a moment. Once again, he was wearing the neon green tee. That's when the light bulb went off in my head--free rock-chip repair! I told him about my latest incident on the freeway. He suggested we go outside and take a look. After examining it, he looked at me and said, "You're a real nice lady--so I'm going to fix it for free--can you come over right now?" Of course I said yes and we headed over.

My kids and I watched from inside the car wash as Rhett fixed the windshield. That's when I got the brilliant idea to take a picture of Rhett for my blog. I snuck around the back of the building and took the picture from behind a tree. He totally turned and saw me! What's worse, is he got a big smile on his face. Finally, I mosied over to where he was working on the windshield. He told me he was done and that he would fix my windshield for free anytime. I feel like I'm back in high school--gotta pay the piper. I'm going to have to start wearing lipstick to McDonald's.

28 comments:

Linda said...

I got thinking about this cute little scam game you've got going on, and I thought of a couple other men you've "worked" pretty well. How about the Spanish TA's at BYU that you were totally able to smooze (and get A's.) And the 40-yr-old English Prof. that you dated while taking his class. . .let's see, you were about19 I think. . .hmmmm. . . Have you run into any of them lately?

Jill said...

Big kudos to you for sneaking around the building to take a photo of him for blogging purposes! How embarrassing that you got caught. You must be smokin hot if you can intoxicate strangers while in sweaty workout wear while toting a car full of kids!

The Mostess said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Your bald paramour caught you snapping his pic. I'm sure Sam is impressed/thrilled. Not.

You're clever, sexy, and wiley. This can only lead to good things, like free crap.

PS--Greenie totally thinks you're into him. For better or worse.

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

The Mostess said...

Jill: toting kids in a **mini-van** no less.

sheryl said...

I can only laugh! Hysterically! You just crack me up. Sam what do you think? Hopefully he is not a jealous guy, he may show up in neon green. LOL

Jill Tew said...

Brooke, too funny. And what's the story on the English prof?

Brandi said...

That is crazy. I am blushing right now.

Laura B. said...

Hahaha! I'm laughing so hard right now.
If you've got it, flaunt it. Love 'em and leave 'em...That's what I would do!

Liz said...

You know what...men have their tricks, we have ours. Good for you! Show Sammie how to work the men!

Carolyn said...

Oh Brooke! You make me laugh!!! That he saw you taking the picture is classic! Thanks for starting my day off with a smile on my face! See, I could never come up with stuff like this. My life is too mundane!

Mandee said...

I think Rhett is stalking you. But yay for free rock chip repair!

Linda said...

Do you think you could get free rock chip repair for the whole fam? I have one I need done.

Denise said...

Ok, eww about the teacher. As for the free work, you've got to use whatever you can to save money. (I think that's straight from the provident living web site.) Now, unless you have another chip you should probably find a new McDonald's because it sounds like Rhett might become a stalker.

Kimmie said...

Brookie this is one fo the many reasons why I love you! Oh, too funny!

Alexandra said...

This is one the the best things I have ever read in my whole life. I love everything about it. I am so glad you got caught photographing him, and that he was flattered! I only hope he does not find your blog or hear about it.

Melissa Walker said...

Who was your geometry teacher? Mr. White? I wish I had the guts to use what feminine wiles I could muster--although I don't think mine would work as well as yours!

Melissa Walker said...

Who was your geometry teacher? Mr. White? I wish I had the guts to use what feminine wiles I could muster--although I don't think mine would work as well as yours!

brooke said...

Missy--Mr. Anderson. He is no longer in my ward or I couldn't share that story--let's pray his wife never finds my blog...

Amy M. said...

STOP! I am literally laughing out loud at this post. Funniest thing ever. I'm dying at him seeing you snapping his picture and grinning, at you saying you had your sexy on, and actually at all of it.

Sam said...

I am not too worried. I am confident that Rhett could not fund Brooke's "needs." And the last time I checked, the only physical relationship she was interested in involved a sleeve of Thin Mints.

Ashley said...

I think you might have to put out soon. I don't know what that means in terms of this relationship.

And to think, you almost didn't post this.

Though I do think there is some chance of Rhett finding it (this post) if he is savvy enough to google his name and "rock chip repair." But perhaps he has better things to do.

Linda said...

I can't resist - two more comments. . .
1) let me get this right - you have your camera available at the carwash for a photo of Rhett, yet you don't have it at Lagoon for pictures of Ryan riding on a kiddie ride!??
2) y'all don't have to worry about Brooke and a stalker. If ANYONE can take care of herself, it's Brooke. In 1st grade she told the 6th grade boys to get the "hell otta there" when they tried get her to give them her dessert at lunchtime.

Lisa Cannon said...

Now we are all going to drive by the infamous location in search of Rhett. I wonder if I have what it takes to get a free rock chip repair? I doubt it. I still have baby fat.

Jen F. said...

I'm so glad this post is back! It's too great to hide from the world!! :)

Rhett said...

Brooke,

Happy to help. I'm flattered by the post and picture. I'll see you at McDonald's...and let me know if the crack spreads.

Rhett

Rhett said...

I forgot to mention that the mom of one of my employees reads your blog...they told me about the post. Funny stuff.

brooke said...

Nice try Sam. I was worried for about 2 seconds and then I realized it was you. Don't be jealous. Rhett is just fulfilling a need of mine..for rock-chip repair.

Em said...

This is sick. and so freakin' hilarious. I think women were endowed with special gifts to get free stuff. It's up to each woman to take advantage of said gifts.
But I am so glad it was you not me he caught taking a picture. :)