Tuesday, May 20, 2008

London Calling

Well I just got back from a very interesting 4 days away.

Left at 11:00pm and landed at 1130am the next day. Went to see a customer who is new for me and it was really torturous to get there. Only because I was cheap! I thought it was the best way to go. Down in the underground, and up and down flights of stairs with my suitcase and two other bags, then finally three hours later, I arrive at my station. The contact there then gave me instructions to go left...for 5 to 10 minutes...I thought it was right, but then thought I must be wrong. I walked left for 15 minutes to the downtown core and no customer. It ended up being right. The buyer who gave me these instructions really felt bad and to me it was no big deal. We all make mistakes. Met with her for what seemed like an hour but i know I went perhaps two hours. What can I say, she was soooo very friendly, attractive, powerful and best of all, easy to talk to, so of course time flew bye. When I get going I can talk. Normally I'm quiet.

By 6 pm I was on the road again or the tracks as I left by train heading to Bournemouth for the next two hours. Bournemouth is a beautiful perfect town on the south coast of England.

The next morning its Thursday and ABS's show begins. I'm lucky, I'm a special guest there invited to show my goods to his customers. I feel honoured to be in the company of California Exotics. Thursday and Friday, we show and talk to my customer's, customers. Friday night is the big night. However this Friday night was different. First a fight broke out that was under control quickly. As I was going to see what was going on, one of my favourite characters who is 63 years old and super friendly had a heart attack and didn't make it.

Dave Cottee was a very special guy. He didn't really know me, but always spent time with me every year. He loved people and will leave a lot of them very sad. He was so lovable and will never be forgotten.

I left Saturday morning and caught an earlier flight home. Congrats to the staff at ABS for putting on another great show. Their humour and dedication is always outstanding.

Steve

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