CURATOR is founded on the principles of a 22 year friendship. When you’re in business with your best friend, there are many opportunities to showcase your love. When there is something unsavory to do (like firing someone or breaking up with a store) we often volunteer to spare the other person the grief. When someone doesn’t gel with one of us, they usually love the other one.
Which brings me to one of my favorite business friendship stories about Stacy…
There was once this dye house guy I couldn’t crack. He was a real tough nut and we basically couldn’t exist without him. Unfortunately, one day he stopped by our office unannounced, right after I had major morning sickness. He saw me laying down through the window and decided I was a lazy ass. He started pushing our projects to the side and prioritizing everyone over us. Every time I called him, he kept giving me a hard time about it – ‘If you weren’t sleeping all the time maybe this would be done.” I was up a wall trying to figure him out when suddenly Stacy grabbed the phone and started swearing at him. “Jim you gotta to stop giving my partner a fucking bad time about this.” A swear word every other word! I had my hands over my ears. I was waving my arms for her to stop….but she wouldn’t. Then POOF! Of course he became her new best friend. A couple four letter words and she worked it all out. Suddenly our samples started coming in EARLY and they had this special relationship that I got to stay out of! DOUBLE SCORE!
Tell us a tale about your amazing best friend and enter to win a $250 clothing gift certificate to our store. We trust you’ll share it with them.
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We will pick the winner through random.org on 3/1/14.
We’ve selected a W I N N E R !
We’re excited to announce that EUNICE YO-WEN LIU has won our contest! Results can be seen at random.org.
This drawing by Alessandra Olanow made me jump out of my seat. I’m so glad I did not go ADD and clicked through and experienced every last one of these. So very charming. I would love to get a custom portrait of myself with this exact caption. Or better yet a family portrait, “Sorry we’re not good company today”. I’d hang it at eye level above the kitchen sink, and remind myself when all other communication fails it’s time to start a dance party.