Thoughts for Friday – 29th May 2015

I left last week’s Thoughts post on a bit of a cliff-hanger didn’t I?

I know, that was terribly mean of me, but I needed to give you at least some small reason to come back this week!

waitingI believe I left the story at the beginning of what was meant to be a three-day training course that would see me become a qualified First Aid instructor. There we were, my two colleagues and I, patiently waiting in a hotel conference room, wondering why we had gotten to the venue before our trainer (it’s always considered bad etiquette if your learners turn up before you do). We sat and waited.

And waited.

Finally, there was a knock on the door and a very apologetic member of the hotel staff informed us that our trainer would not be turning up today. At first we worried that they’d had an accident on the way to the venue and were concerned for his safety. Our concern for his well-being was reduced quite dramatically when we learned that he was somewhere in Essex and had no idea that he was meant to be delivering a session to us in Birmingham.

phone-call-fearsAfter many apologetic phone calls later, my colleagues and I were told to sit tight and make use of the conference room, even though our instructor would not arrive until the following day. Left to our own devices, we could have got up to all sorts of things, but like the good employees we are, we actually spent the day working on course presentations (and filling our boots at the lunch buffet which had already been paid for).

Cadbury%20Webstory1Sadly, our manager had vetoed my suggestion of visiting Cadbury World which was only a few miles away from the training venue. She seemed to think that we were far too well-paid to spend a work day getting our jollies at Britain’s most famous chocolate factory. I used my innate charm and yet still our manager held firm. I even offered to buy her a mound of chocolate but it was no use, she wasn’t budging.

So what do three people who don’t know each other very well do when placed in a conference suite and left to their own devices? Well, we all work in social care and so it wasn’t very long until the conversation turned toward vomit, bowel movements and that kind of thing. No high-end conversations for us, no-siree…

I have to admit to being slightly annoyed when I was informed that my colleagues and I would all have to return to Birmingham on Sunday night to complete our course. We were told that the trainer definitely would turn up on Thursday and Friday but that we would have to come back the following week to complete the last day.

This doesn’t sound too bad until you factor in that it would see me driving 450 miles in three days, which, even for me, is a little excessive. There wasn’t much I could do about it anyway and so I consoled myself with the fact that my mileage expenses would look pretty rosy after all that traveling.

Puppy-LoveAfter a week of staying in the same hotel, I was running the risk of becoming part of the furniture and greeting many of the staff on a first name basis. However, there was one member of the hotel staff that both myself and one of my colleagues had our eye on: a gorgeous hunk of a man called Jermaine. This guy was an Adonis and on our return to the hotel on Sunday, I bet my colleague that Jermaine would remember me. Sensing a challenge, my colleague aimed to do everything he could to get Jermaine to notice him on our last night at the hotel. This may or may not have included both of us gawping at his perfectly-formed derriere as he leant over the bar on the Thursday night…

I ended up the victor when we reconvened on Sunday night as I gleefully told my colleague that Jermaine had personally shown me to my room.

“How in the ‘ell did ya swing tha?” my colleague said in his deep Yorkshire accent.

I would have loved to say that it was by natural beauty and feminine charms, but it was actually a case of my room key not working. Still, I made the most of the opportunity to rub my colleague’s nose in it a little….

nothing-takes-the-taste-out-of-peanut-butter-quite-like-unrequited-loveTo be honest, I think I might have scared Jermaine off with the conversation we had while I was checking in. Jermaine asked me if I would mind an adjoining room and I replied by saying that I would only agree if the door remained locked and no one could get into my room. Jermaine assured me that this was the case and I was happy with that until a thought crossed my mind…

“Actually,” I said. “It depends on who is in the next room. If they’re cute then they can come right in!”

I wiggled my eyebrows salaciously at Jermaine and it was probably at this point that I lost my chance with him.

Still, I will be back at the very same hotel next month and have another chance at getting Jermaine’s number. I just hope he hasn’t gone running scared and quit…



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13 responses to “Thoughts for Friday – 29th May 2015

  1. What a funny post! I get the biggest kick out of both your adventures and misadventures. 😀 Poor Jermaine! I can well imagine what you put him through, funny girl. Is he on notice that you will be returning? 😱

    I wish you could have gone to Cadbury World as I know some fine Cadbury Chocolate would have been coming my way. (Forgive my strong element of self-interest!).

    Another great overview of your traveling and training experiences. I really enjoy these! 👍 ❤ Keep 'em coming!

    • Thanks Kate! ❤

      Birmingham was a long week but it was also a lot of fun, so I'm glad that you got a chuckle out of my (mis)adventures!

      Poor Jermaine is probably seeking some sort of counselling after my colleague and I harangued and harassed the poor man for several days. God, that man was fit! ❤ ❤

      I was slightly disappointed that I didn't have time to visit Cadbury World, perhaps next time, eh? 🙂

  2. I’d be ticked to waste a day and prolong the end of the training. Poor planning, don’t you think? You couldn’t even visit Cadbury’s…at least you had one diversion: Jermaine! 😀 😀 😀

    • I was pretty irritated that I’d have to prolong my stay, until I realised that it would give me another chance to flirt with Jermaine! 🙂

      I did try everything in my power to convince our manager that it would be a productive use of our time to visit Cadbury World, but she wasn’t having any of it… 🙂

      Jermaine more than made up for it, especially when he lent over the bar on Thursday night and my colleague and I were treated to a very nice view of his pert behind… ❤ ❤

  3. Oh – don’t you worry – Jermaine’s got your number 🙂

  4. Oh the joys of idle hands. Personally, I’m shocked that Jermaine was able to withstand the feminine charms of Heather B. Costa or that of her male colleague.

    • I know, you’d think he’d be putty in my hands, wouldn’t you? 🙂

      I did manage to share an elevator ride and to the door service, which made my colleague extremely jealous!

      I’m back in Birmingham in June, so I shall have to work on my feminine charms over the next couple of weeks… 🙂

  5. Well, if it isn’t the famous Heather B Costa caught reading my blog. Thank you as usual and you seem to be having the adventures. Honey, do you have “gaydar”? You might want to use it on Jermaine. Lucy

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