Comic: Tube Man, Sky Dancer

"I've had no formal dance training."

They're tall, loud and demand attention. Tube people were raised on inflated confidence. Sometimes, they become Vice-President of Marketing for no other reason. I'm suspicious of anyone super-excited about fourth quarter in public. 

We had this annual tradition - closers met the VP, sleeves rolled-up, in private. "How you doing?" they'd ask. The goal was to signal competent enough to quit. If successful, the VP might preview the new dog and pony show. 

I told my buddy Aaron he'd never make VP, "Gotta be 10 foot, minimum." He just smiled like he knew something I didn't. "Nice, and talk with your hands more," I said.  But Aaron never did make VP.

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