Hi. Here’s my card. Please to meet you. That’s me. That’s my name, Joe Giraffe, like the animal. I’m in sales.
Oh, don’t give me that look. Sales isn’t a bad word. I’m here to help you pick out some wonderful things. Things that will make your life better. Happier.
Yeah, that’s my real name. I think it’s from my grandparents who shortened their Italian name when they got to Ellis Island. I don’t really know what it was before they changed it.
Yeah, that’s true. They do have these marvelous genealogy websites nowadays. That might be worthwhile. I just hadn’t thought about it.
That’s a good point. What could be the long version of the name “Giraffe?” I haven’t a clue.
What kind of coffee table do you think you’d like? Is your living room mid-century modern by any chance? I have something to show you, something I’m sure you’ll love.
I suppose it doesn’t really suit me. My neck is rather short. But, hey, it’s my name!
Look at the wood on this table! And the inlays!
Well, I suppose I could. But why change it? My name is Joe Giraffe, like the animal. It’s a perfectly respectable name.
Yeah, it’s the real thing. An antique. And look at the condition. We shined it up a bit but that’s the original finish.
I’m not ashamed of my Italian heritage. Why would you say something like that? We’ve got a small sofa to match the coffee table. A lovely two seater. Try it out. Comfy, huh?
No there isn’t a Mrs. Giraffe. Not yet anyway. That’s just the way it is. I haven’t met Miss Right. That’s just my college ring.
Don’t mind if I do. See! I told you it’s comfy. A little tight, though.
So, whaddya think? Great combo, the sofa and table. Shall I write them up for you?
Yeah, I do that when my shoulders are tense. Sometimes they kind of ache. Hey, that feels good. Keep doing what you’re doing.
Now about the table and sofa. Oh. Sure. I suppose we could continue this as my place. I’ve got some aspirin there.