Posted by Southwest Beverages on 3/7/2016
“Larry, I need a favor,” my sister stated when she called me
at work on Friday afternoon.
“Sure, what’s up?”
“It’s Sammy. She’s hanging out again with the wrong kids and
I’m afraid of what might happen this weekend.”
“What might happen this weekend?
“It seems several of her friends are going to one of their
girlfriend’s house for the weekend and I found out the girl’s parents will be
out of town for both days. And we all know what happened the last time Sammy
sleep over at her girlfriend’s house!” I proclaimed, referring to when Sammy
was arrested for underage drinking.”
“Sure, Megan, I’ll watch her for the weekend, attitude and
all. Can you do me a favor? Drop her off at my workplace since I have to work
till 6 PM tonight?”
“No problem, Larry. I certainly appreciate it. What’s your
“6207 E. Spindrift Road in Madison.”
Promptly at 6 PM Larry punched out and headed for the
company cafeteria to get three containers of Sippity chocolate cinnamon
flavored hot chocolate. One for me to enjoy on my drive back to Milwaukee, one was
for Sammy and one was for himself. He figured everyone would enjoy a nice
container of chocolate cinnamon flavored hot chocolate since it was eighteen
To make a long story short, that Friday night Sammy and my
brother had a heart to heart conversation, which apparently “registered” with
Sammy because for the rest of the weekend Larry told me she had a positive
attitude, and was fun to be around. Larry also told me that Sunday morning they
went on a long walk across snow covered Castle Rock Lake and talked some more.
What was interesting this time Larry said was that Sammy initiated the
conversation and asked him several times for guidance on a number of life’s
matters and going back to school. When they got back to Larry’s house they
talked some more this time over two mugs of Sippity chocolate cinnamon flavored
“Uncle Larry, I’m glad I came to spend the weekend with you.
I now understand where I want to go in life. I promise you Uncle Larry I will
lose my attitude and not give Mom a hard time anymore.”
“And where is it you want to go in life?” Larry asked.
“I want to go the supermarket and buy some of this Sippity
chocolate cinnamon flavored hot chocolate you’ve been giving me all weekend,”
she sarcastically replied with a smile on her face.
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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