Hey there Jerry! Remember when you first started at Centric Sean W and I were the “IT team” and sat hidden in the back corner of the building. You set up shop in the room with us and from that moment on I can say that I have learned so much from you. You have quite a presence whether you are speaking (or should I say “performing”) at a meeting or just hanging out drinking a Heineken with people. Then somehow you talked me into dropping you off at the airport almost every weekend and left your car (that original one was quite the gem) at my house for each of those weekends and then I would pick you up either Sunday night or Monday morning. We did that for quite a long time and it was always interesting to hear your take and opinion on whatever the folks on the talk radio station you had on were yakking about. Then you upgraded your vehicle to the Infinity …. what a tank that was. I must say I loved the opportunity to drive that thing! Everything was uneventful until that one Friday we were meeting at my house so I could take you to the airport and you pulled the Infinity into my driveway, jumped out quickly (I believe you were running late for the flight), jumped in my car and off we went. Well as it was the weekend passed and I did not do anything with your car. Monday morning comes and I am getting ready to drive the Infinity down to the airport to pick you up. Low and behold I open the drivers door, start to get in and I notice that it was wet inside (it had literally poured all weekend). I looked up at the sunroof and saw that the it had been left open. Not to spend too much time on how wet it was but just as a reference .. the cup holders in the middle console were both full to the brim! I almost passed out! I ran in my house, grabbed an armful of towels and did my best to sop up all the water. Then on my way down to get you was trying to think how to tell you. Anyway ….. you took it all in stride and the only thing you did was keep one of my daughters towels (had her elementary school name on it) for 10+ years before giving it back. I guess a story like that probably doesn’t do much for others but I believe it puts a smile on both our faces. I wish I had a picture of what mine looked like when I first opened that door that morning!!! Then after several more weekend trips you started telling me how Toni was giving you a hard time about “taking advantage of Mike” although I am not sure if that was the actual story. So whether it was Toni thinking I was being taken advantage of or it was you just getting bored with me that stopped our weekly excursions to and from the airport know that anytime you and Toni pass through Baltimore and need a lift somewhere always know that I will be your personal Uber driver if needed!!! Oh wow!! I just remembered the time you called me to come get you because you got a flat near my Mom’s house and I was in West Virginia so I couldn’t help you. I felt so guilty that I wasn’t there to help you but I must say you once again were very understanding and forgave me. Many other stories, trip to New York in Rick’s car with you nodding off in front seat, Cabo trip, golf outings, the “therapy” sessions in the Supervisor’s room with the guys, just to mention a few …… you know the details (wink, wink)!!
Jerry you are an absolute NUT!! Take care!!! Talk to you soon!!!