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Date: 20 Sep 2006 20:43:14
From: Randy G.
Subject: A Tale of Two Matts
This tale is going to have a lot of hims and that-guys in it because I
have forgotten the actual names of the participants, but it is
entertaining with just a nuance of coffee to keep it slightly on
topic.. sort of...

About three or four years ago I was contacted by a fellow Californian
and altie (as I remember) living in Sacramento. I helped him out with
some little details on getting better coffee from his espresso machine
(as I remember) or some such thing... He was quite grateful and told
me to look up his son, Matt, who was working at Sports LTD, a local
sporting goods store with a leaning towards bicycling. He said go in,
say hi, and let him know if there was anything I needed.

I thought that quite kind, and as I don't get into town very often
with time to spare it was a while before I was able to get into the
shop. So much time passed that the shop moved to an area of the town
that I do get to more often. So I started stopping in and asking, "Is
Matt here?" Matt is the general manager and a HUGE Oregon Ducks
football fan and alumni and virtually NEVER misses a home game, so
between snowboarding, football, and the rest of what keeps a manager
of a huge sporting goods store busy it was quite some time before I
got to meet Matt. It was about three or four years!

Yesterday, I finally got to town and asked for Matt and he had "just
stepped out," as he had often done. They said he was still recovering
from a knee operation (snow boarding) and was sort of in and out. But
while I was drooling over the newest in high-tech mountain bikes a
fellow with a knee bandage walked over (while I was examining a $1200
bike) and so I asked, "Are you Matt?"

"Yes, I am."

I introduced myself and said, "Your dad told me to stop in and say
hello..." alt.coffee group, helped him, lives in Sacramento, etc.

"My dad lives in Oregon and has Alzheimers so it couldn't have been
him."

"Huh? Is there another Matt?"

"There was another Matt who managed the shoe department, but he left
about six months ago and is a manager at the REI store in Sacramento
now."

So I wished him well with his knee, gave him my "coffee" business
card, and off we went, one Matt richer, and missing the right Matt by
that much.


Randy "has a brother Matt" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com






 
Date: 30 Sep 2006 05:15:28
From: daveb
Subject: Re: A Tale of -- WHAT?
RG may just be losing his mind.

or has run out of material

or both.

Dave "regdyjvjum8y54ev" b


Randy G. wrote:
> This tale is going to have a lot of hims and that-guys in it because I
> have forgotten the actual names of the participants, but it is
> entertaining with just a nuance of coffee to keep it slightly on
> topic.. sort of...
>
> About three or four years ago I was contacted by a fellow Californian
> and altie (as I remember) living in Sacramento. I helped him out with
> some little details on getting better coffee from his espresso machine
> (as I remember) or some such thing... He was quite grateful and told
> me to look up his son, Matt, who was working at Sports LTD, a local
> sporting goods store with a leaning towards bicycling. He said go in,
> say hi, and let him know if there was anything I needed.
>
> I thought that quite kind, and as I don't get into town very often
> with time to spare it was a while before I was able to get into the
> shop. So much time passed that the shop moved to an area of the town
> that I do get to more often. So I started stopping in and asking, "Is
> Matt here?" Matt is the general manager and a HUGE Oregon Ducks
> football fan and alumni and virtually NEVER misses a home game, so
> between snowboarding, football, and the rest of what keeps a manager
> of a huge sporting goods store busy it was quite some time before I
> got to meet Matt. It was about three or four years!
>
> Yesterday, I finally got to town and asked for Matt and he had "just
> stepped out," as he had often done. They said he was still recovering
> from a knee operation (snow boarding) and was sort of in and out. But
> while I was drooling over the newest in high-tech mountain bikes a
> fellow with a knee bandage walked over (while I was examining a $1200
> bike) and so I asked, "Are you Matt?"
>
> "Yes, I am."
>
> I introduced myself and said, "Your dad told me to stop in and say
> hello..." alt.coffee group, helped him, lives in Sacramento, etc.
>
> "My dad lives in Oregon and has Alzheimers so it couldn't have been
> him."
>
> "Huh? Is there another Matt?"
>
> "There was another Matt who managed the shoe department, but he left
> about six months ago and is a manager at the REI store in Sacramento
> now."
>
> So I wished him well with his knee, gave him my "coffee" business
> card, and off we went, one Matt richer, and missing the right Matt by
> that much.
>
>
> Randy "has a brother Matt" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



 
Date: 22 Sep 2006 07:59:00
From:
Subject: Re: A Tale of Two Matts

Randy G. wrote:
> So I wished him well with his knee, gave him my "coffee" business
> card, and off we went, one Matt richer, and missing the right Matt by
> that much.

You can never have too many Matts. There were three in my
kindergarten, first and second grade classes (small school, list sorted
by first name?). There was also one in high school who had a last name
with one more letter than mine. There were four of us in college
within 6 rooms on the same dorm.

Matthew

P.S. - Just to make this coffee related, I am drinking some of sm's
bugisu that I just can't get right this year after eight half pound
batches. Any thoughts?