Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Image As An Uptown Girl

Every morning I walk my Maltese Coco on 62nd Street and Second Avenue before I get into my car for the 10 block ride to my office. Yes I am very decadent, I drive to work. I pay for two garages in Manhattan and somehow that works out to be less expensive than taking a cab. Of course, the prices I am paying could buy a lovely home in the interiors of the country but who wants to live there.

Anyway I am very fastidious about how I walk my dog, how I clean up after her and how I clean her after she poops.

I carry baby wipes with me at all time so I can clean the sidewalk (I hate leaving residue--or maybe it should be spelled--residoo-from my precious dog for someone to look at) and I like to clean her tush so that nothing smears on me when she is on my lap during the car ride each day.

As luck would have it, every once in a while, when I bend down to clean what sometimes is an awful mess, someone I know is walking by catching me in this process.

The other day a retired mogul from the early days of the home video revolution was on his way to the gym when he spotted me holding a handful of shitty wipes. This morning a gal who I do charity work with tapped me on the shoulder as I was practically on my knees scraping the sidewalk.

Is this how I want people to see me?

Most of the time I am an aggressive businesswoman spewing out information that makes deals and sets policy. This morning I was the mother of a 13 year old Maltese who needs me to wipe her rear.

Now that I think about it, somedays there is little difference between what I have to do at my two jobs.

12 comments:

Peter Macri said...

I actually can relate totally to your routine. I am super dad to my herd of canines.
I spend most of my day, walking, feeding, petting, massaging,among
other things. I do find it very rewarding,however,and the babies do really appreciate all of my efforts.Just remember who always gives you unconditional
love after a rough day!

Tobi Elkin said...

This is great stuff!! You should publish this or do stand up.
I AM LAUGHING out loud which is A GOOD THING.

Myra Greenberg said...

So funny. Dan and I so enjoyed reading your image as an uptown girl.

Barbara Freeman said...

Your last line is hysterical!

Wendy Unger said...

I love it :)

Sheryl Schultz said...

this really made me laugh. what a great analogy........

Antoinette Ingenito said...

I so love u and ur great sense of humor and ur outlook on life

Matt Mustachio said...

Closing my eyes and getting a visual of this gives me a whole new perspective of you...

Susan Wile said...

LOVED this, Lois, thank you.
As my friend and mentor, Hope Shaw said -
as the owner of a post-production accounting
firm for feature films and episodic tv (and btw also the owner
of a maltese by the name of Astor, aka poopie-head), she likened the work that we did as the same as the pooper-scooper after the circus paraded through town. By the sounds of it, the poop metaphor likely applies to a load of other businesses!
Yes, and I do mean LOAD.
See you soon...

Frank Siciliano said...

Very funny!!!!!

Arthur Einstein said...

Lois, Barbara sent this to me in an email. Absolutely loved it. As a guy who used to walk a couple of dogs into the park off the 90th St entry - and someone who spent a lot of years in the ad biz - your last sentence resonates.

Alison Minaglia, TechnologyPR said...

Lois,

I came across your blog today and after reading through it I am SO happy to see that you are still the same witty Lois I knew and who introduced me to the world of tech PR by giving me the accounts that noone else wanted! Give Eliot my best. I was in your office when Whitney was 5 - can you believe that?! Give Eliot my best and drop me a line!

Alison Ryan Minaglia
aminaglia at technologypr.com

P.S. Living in the interiors of the country is not so bad - as long as its close enough to the city!