Sorry, I know you were hoping for a romantic post with that title, but not this time.
Yesterday, my ISP got a cramp in a fiber optic cable so all was "unable to connect" on the computer. My back up computer had been giving me fits, so since I couldn't get on line for a while anyway while they repaired it, I decided to take the ailing one to the hospital.
A few weeks ago, I pulled up to my computer guy's store just for a visit and found the store now contained refrigerators. Huh? Seems they had moved to Texas a month earlier. Now when we lose a trusted computer guy, it compares to losing your favorite doctor. All is shaky in the world
I had become friends with him and his wife. I felt shock, loss and a bit of trepidation. Now what? I had to find a replacement computer guy. Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge.
I had two choices in town. A barely out of adolescence geek or a recently opened business were my options. I happened to drive by the new business first and dropped in.
The name of the store was a bit off putting. "Diva's" just didn't sound computery to me. It made me think of flashy lingerie or a beauty salon. But no, this was a computer store. Hesitantly I entered and a giant of a man greeted me and asked how he could help.
He instantly plopped my computer on the counter and asked specifics as he tinkered. There was no "I'll call you when it is fixed." so I slid beside him and watched him work.
Then I felt a wet something on the back of my leg. I should just let you fill in the rest of the story from there. This could go in many directions from that sentence and I should let you have fun with it, but I will stick to the truth.
A plus sized, mostly white, medium height, short haired dog was giving the back of my thigh the once over ( I was wearing shorts ). I started to pet her and noticed that her collar had "Princess" stitched into it.
I asked if that was her name and he said no, that was the name of the collar, her name was Diva. The light went on about the store name and my distrust barriers fell.
Anyone who takes his dog to work and then names his store after her, is way OK in my book. I know--Hitler was an animal lover but you have to admit, he was a way out of the norm. I instinctively put a lot of trust in someone who is kind to animals.
Well, he earned my trust yesterday in a more tangible way. He fixed my computer in about 45 minutes with me standing there and only charged me $20.00. What are the chances of finding 2 computer guys that are so special? I really am so lucky.
As I left he store, he said 'Have a blessed day" and I thought,"I all ready have."
Do you have a character qualifier that when you see it in a stranger, you immediately trust them?
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