1.24.2005

Fashion Police

OK, I can take a hint that nobody is interested in engaging in anything cerebral (Josh, please feel free to respond to my previous post if you're interested), so I'll go ahead and make a new post. Maybe you guys can appreciate this story a little more. The other night, I was taking Karissa shopping for some new shoes, and we saw the security guards in the mall and she asked me who they were. I leaned down and very seriously told her "They're the fashion police." Her crinkled forehead and puzzling expression told me she needed further explanation, so I told her if you wore clothes that didn't match, had holes in them, or just looked really ugly, the fashion police would come and get you. Her eyes got big!! However, since she's been my daughter for 6 years and has learned that I like to play jokes, she wasn't sure if she believed me. So I quickly pointed to the hole in the knee of her jeans and said "Oh NO! We better get out of here." So we left in a frenzy and went to Target. This is when it got really funny! We took turns very discreetly pointing out all the people we thought the fashion police were going to get! HA! I know what you're thinking...geez, Kirk, you're such a great role model for your children. Well thank you!

Wish me luck!! I received a phone call today from Bass Enterprises in downtown Fort Worth. I am going to their office Thursday afternoon to interview for an equity trading position in their investment firm (Barbnet Investment Co.). It would be a great opportunity to work for the Bass brothers. I'll give you an update Thursday night.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm still amazed that you were taking her shopping for shoes and not Jennifer. I would love to suggest that to Jeff just to see the look on his face - trying to figure out if I was serious and if I was how he was going to get out of it. I think it's sweet.

Good luck with the interview. I suppose you are going to have to wear a suit and tie for this one!

Alyssa said...

Finally a blog that I could get through without falling asleep! Thanks for lowering yourself to my level. Good luck on the interview! just remember I am good enough, I am smart enough, and gull darn it people like me! Works every time!

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Jeff said...

I would love to take my kids shopping. Actually no I wouldn't but I felt good saying for a second that I would. Good luck on the interview. I suggest about two sentences filled with cuss words at the beginning of the interview. It gets 'em every time - they'll be all yours! Hell yea!

Kirk Wimberley said...

Thanks for the advice Jeff! It's been awhile since I've said a cuss word, so if you have any suggestions, that'd be great. I think when they ask me where I see myself in 5 years, I plan on jumping out of my seat and shaking a finger in their face as I yell "WITH YOUR JOB!!" and then stand there and stare at them while I breathe heavy for a few seconds. Should be effective. Then I plan on having them show me the corner office that will be mine, asking them about the speed of their broadband connection and how easy it is to remove firewall restrictions, and then see if they can go ahead and advance me $40,000 for my company car. I already know that it's in a high-rise (27th floor) in the downtown area of a big city and that I'll wear a suit and tie to work everyday, so I think it's really starting to shape up!

Jennifer said...

Thanks Kelly. Now Kirk knows it's wierd for him to take Karissa shopping. Not only did they shop...they were gone for at least two hours. They went to five different stores. What a great Dad!! Kirk and Karissa have the same off beat humor so they have a blast when they spend time together. Karissa loves Daddy time. I am way to serious for them. I love it that Kirk is teaching Karissa about fashion. Someone needs to and it can't be me.

I love you honey and I am praying feverently that this job will be the one. I know you would love to work in a high rise downtoen and wear a suit. I am so excited for you. Remember we all love you and think you are the best.

Jennifer said...

fervently

Kelly said...

Don't worry Jenn - I know you are a busy, hardworking mother of 3 that doesn't have time to use correct grammar (oh yeah so is Alyssa!). I won't make fun of you - I just like to give her a hard time! :)