Monday, August 3, 2015

Haywood Jabloughme

I have been missing my friend Greg Honeywell lately. He passed away almost 2 years ago and I have been thinking about some of our times together. I used to play so many pranks on him, like this one here, and he tried (sometimes successfully) to get me back. Here is the one that came to mind today.

We had customers that would come into our office to fill out applications, bring in loan documents, etc. Greg and I had adjoining offices and, unless it was a private meeting, the door between our offices was always open. We would talk back and forth and it also made it very easy for me to prank him. So one day I stole his nameplate and I typed a card up that said HAYWOOD JABLOUGHME. I taped it over his name and put it back on his desk. I knew that Greg had an appointment with one of his frequent customers later that day so I was hoping that be wouldn't notice. This guy came into the office at least once a week and we always joked around with each other. The customer came in, said HI and went into Greg's office. The door was open between our offices and the customers back was to me. They talked for about 5 minutes and then I heard it. The guy snorted. He was trying to suppress his laugh but every few seconds he'd snort, snicker or laughing and Greg couldn't figure out why. The more Greg talked, the more the customer cracked up. Finally Greg asked if he was o.k. He turned around, looked at me and busted up laughing. He handed the nameplate to Greg who just stared at it. It took him a few seconds to figure out what it said. He finally looked up at me, mumbled something about me being an SOB and busted up laughing. Greg was such a jovial guy and had a great hearty laugh. He was an awesome person. I miss you Bitch and think of you often. R.I.P. buddy.