We love telling you the stories of our fabulous customers and the highlights of their lives that they share with us. We share tons about our life learnings, business lessons, and family life. Rarely though to we discuss our love story. Dimples, the company, is a love story in itself, but what about the founders? What is the love story that started it all?
Well it’s a funny one. Whose version do you want to hear first? Jeff’s or Patti’s? Let’s start with Jeff’s story. Follow the video link to hear Jeff tell it in his own words, but continue reading for the added detail provided by Patti.
We met in our first year of study at the University of Guelph. We met as floor-mates in residence.
One weekend in the fall of our second year, Jeff went home to Markham (to have his laundry done by his mother, though he won’t admit to that). He found himself watching David Letterman one night. The Presidents of the United States of America were on, one of Jeff’s fav bands at the time. They played their song ‘Lump.’ As he sat on the couch listening, the lyrics sunk in, “she’s lump, she’s lump, she’s in my head.” At that very moment it hit him! ‘Patti. She’s Lump. She’s in my head…I’m in love with her!’ I guess I had been on his mind all the time, but he didn’t realize until then what that meant. Listening to the song it sunk in and he admitted to himself that he was in love with me. At least that’s how Jeff explains the story.
Now, if you listen to the whole of the song, it’s no compliment to be Lump, that’s for sure. But, it is a pretty endearing story. That moment of realization changed the course of our futures. I guess I’m grateful to the Presidents for their song and that airing of Letterman. I’m not sure when Jeff would have woken to an understanding of his feelings if it hadn’t been then.
You’ll have to wait until next week to hear how this story continues. Part 2, the moment when Jeff confessed his feelings to me. Until then, have a wonderful week. And celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day by creating a piece of jewelry your partner will forever treasure with the help of DimplesCharms.com
And, we’d love to hear your story too! Share the moment you knew you were in love in the comments below.