Thursday, February 03, 2005

He Said Dildo

Actually, he said vibrator and "hardware" but it was funny and awkward nonetheless. We've spent a good deal of time in the office pretending we don't have sex lives, so when it comes a-callin', quite literally, the resulting conversations can be funny.

A PR person representing Secret Parties called me yesterday. Secret Parties is one of those Mary-Kay-style sex toy companies that cater to women too shy or grossed out by the truckers to go to an adult bookstore. Apparently there are two companies that are based around Nashville. One in Lebanon, TN and one in Murfreesboro. Both have accompanying warehouses. Take a moment to visualize a redneck warehouse worker forklifting a case of Cherry Anal-ease.

Anyway, the PR person told me that the company was running a Valentine's promotion with Gold's Gym and wanted to donate a portion of the proceeds to us. A representative from the company was going to appear on a local midday talk show and could they say that on the air?

Being a non-profit, we're not in the market of turning down money, but even with her assurance that no vibrators were included in the gift basket, I had to get a second opinion.

So, I called someone else and had to dance around the topic until it was quite obvious that the term "hardware" wasn't shedding light onto the subject.

"No vibrators," I said.

"Oh, vibrators. Well if it's just lingerie and lotion and no hardware, then it's fine," he said.




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