Every morning we have a manager meeting in Mr. Duvall’s office prior to store opening. We discuss business, plan the day ahead and generally commiserate as to what needs to get done. Typically, these are light hearted meetings run by Mr. Duvall. He will generally start (or end) with a joke or a funny story. This morning’s joke was about an email he sent all of us. This attempt at a motivational email was tagged at the end with, “ask not what your store can do for you but ask what you can do for your store.” Pretty funny. Cute quip.
So, this morning Mr. Duvall says..”well, did you all read my email?? Did you like my tag line??” Giggles ensued.. Murmurs of yes that’s cute!! While Regina George sat there in front of Mr. Duvall with the WORST smirk I’ve ever seen on someone’s face. (It inspired me to WANT to say.. Don’t make that face Regina!! It’ll freeze like that.. I thought better of it tho.. I think it’s ALREADY frozen on her face. ) 😁😂. So Mr. Duvall said.. “Regina.. What’s wrong?? Wasn’t that funny?? You DO know who said that right??” To which, Regina simply shrugged her shoulders and said, “uh DUH no I have no idea where that came from or what it means. What are you talking about??! (Insert eye roll here)”
The room filled with silence. UTTER and COMPLETE silence. Nothing not a word, no one breathed. No one said anything. Except Regina. She said “what? I didn’t find that funny in the least Mr. Duvall! I don’t think you are funny at all!” Incredulously, he looked at her and said.. “You’ve got to be kidding me.. Right?? You know JFK said ‘ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Regina’s terse reply (accompanied by an eye roll or 4..) “Um, no I don’t and I don’t know why you keep asking me that. Geez!”
The collective IQ in the room dropped. Mr Duvall’s assistant murmured under her breath.. “Maybe the hair dye has seeped into her brain” and with that, meeting adjourned.
I can’t make this shit up.