And the occasional good laugh, if you have a particular sense of humor.
Lucky for me, my gentleman friend does. Since Dick’s is adjacent to the grocery store we frequent, we drive by it several times a week. It never fails to amuse us.
“Did you hear Dick’s had a really big year?” he asked last weekend as we cruised through the parking lot. “Business has been growing like crazy for Dick’s.”
I gave a solemn nod and tried not to giggle. “It was such a hard year for a lot of retailers, so I’m glad Dick’s kept it up.”
“They’re facing some stiff competition these days. You’ve really gotta give Dick’s a hand.”
“Sales were actually sagging at the start to the year, but profits rose and Dick's finished on top with help from some corporate outreach,” I said.
“That and a little stroke of luck,” he agreed. “I like how their customer service isn’t too in-your-face.”
“I never come out of Dick's empty handed. My only beef is that their women’s apparel kinda sucks.”
“Oh, you should hop on the Dick’s website,” he said. “The selection is good, and their sale price on balls just dropped.”
Once our shopping was complete, we returned home and unloaded groceries as my gentleman friend’s offspring scurried upstairs to hang their coats.
“How much longer do you think we have before the kids catch on to the Dick’s jokes?” he whispered.
“Forever, I hope,” I replied. “Good use of longer, by the way. I almost didn't notice you worked that in there.”
“Thank you. Nice job with working that in there.”