Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/27/2016
I used to be one of those parents that sat on the sidelines
of his kid’s soccer game rooting his team on while enjoying a container of Kemosabe
iced crème butterscotch flavored coffee. Admittedly, some of Jason’s games
where so boring, particularly when he was first playing at age 7, that I seemed
to look forward more to getting my container of Kemosabe iced crème butterscotch
flavored coffee and enjoying it at his game than watching the game itself. That
was until this year when I met Anna, Jason’s freshman high school soccer coach.
It was now time to get off the sidelines.
No sooner had I walked into the classroom to attend Jason’s
orientation for freshman soccer than my eyes immediately locked into Anna’s,
turning me from a responsible 47-year-old divorced father to a guy that had the
excitement of a high school kid going on a first date. For the next half hour,
I sat there with the other parents listening to Anna describe the upcoming schedule,
her sports philosophy and her expectations of parental involvement and support.
Every time Anna looked in my direction and our eyes met I felt passion. She
knew it and I knew it. We both couldn’t wait for her orientation speech to end
so we could meet.
“Hi, Anna. I’m Blake, Jason’s father,” I said as I extended
my hand to Anna, who gave me a warm smile as she extended her hand towards
“It is indeed a please to meet you, Blake. I have followed
your career in the newspapers for the past several years, and to finally meet
you is an honor,” she stated, referring to the fact that I was the Chief
executive Office of Silky Shine Beauty products one of the fastest growing small
businesses in America.
For the next several minutes Anna and I made small talk with
me telling her how I used to attend Jason’s soccer games when he first started
playing soccer while I watch from the sideline always drinking a container of
Kemosabe iced crème butterscotch flavored coffee. “You’ll have to excuse me,
Blake, I have to say hello to the other parents, but perhaps when I’m done we
can go and get some of that delicious sounding iced crème butterscotch flavored
coffee?” Anna suggested.
For the next twenty-minutes Anna made her “rounds” of the
room meeting each parent. On at least three occasions she looked my way as she
talked to a parent, which I took as a significant sign of interest. To make a
long story short, after the orientation meeting ended I took Anna to the Ground
Central Café, where when after I ordered a 16-ounce container of Kemosabe iced crème
butterscotch flavored coffee the waiter asked her what she wanted to drink to
which she replied, “Nothing. But bring two straws. I think we’re going to be
spending a lot of time together.”
A year and two months later we were married.
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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