Envoy Mortgage has its very own real life hippie…
So I told y’all that last week I went to the corporate office to snoop about and sucker the new team into loving me, right? While there, I met this hippie loan officer named Shaun whom I briefly introduced you to.
In order to allow you at least five minutes of shopping left before Christmas, I’m not going to write out the entire interview because Shaun talked for ninety minutes, and at one point he was literally talking about the marine life in Galveston and I was like, “Dude. Just stop. I’m not writing about squids.” But I do want to give you a glimpse of this guy because he’s fascinating.
Free Range Beef and Free Range Thoughts
An interview with Envoy Mortgage Loan Officer/Hippie Shaun Brennan
Just the Assistant: So Shaun, you work for Ty, right? Are you afraid of Ty?
[Background on Ty here.)
Hippie Shaun: No, but the first time I met Ty he was in a fight. We went to rival high schools in Pasadena and at a party one night Ty got in a fight with two guys and won.
JTA: Stop it right there. I don’t believe you one bit. Nobody gets in a fight with two guys at once and wins. That’s just on TV. Or, you’re romanticizing high school, because in my high school, fights lasted like twelve seconds.
Hippie Shaun (nodding): It’s true. He fought two guys and won and one of the guys was named Bubba.
JTA (shaking my head because I still don’t believe him): How did he beat up two guys? Why were they fighting?
Hippie Shaun: He punched one and pushed him, then punched the other guy and ran out of the garage. It was all just because Ty was from another school.
JTA (slaps Shaun’s desk): Were you in high school in the fifties? What were y’all, the Outsiders? Did you get in a fist fight, too?
Hippie Shaun: Yeah. Everybody did! That was just what Pasadena was like. But I’m a more peaceful person now. I like to shop at thrift stores and listen to music and promote musicians.
JTA: What? You’re like a hippy? You’d love my mom. She only shops at Goodwill.
Hippie Shaun: I’m kind of a hippie.
JTA: I bet you didn’t vaccinate your kids, did you?
Hippie Shaun: Well, we did have two all natural home births with the help of a midwife. My wife went entirely without medication and I helped deliver both of my children.
JTA (delighted): What!? That’s awesome! Your kids are going to live to be, like, a hundred I bet. Now, tell me about the music stuff.
[Just the Assistant Note: This is the part where Shaun made me watch his hippie videos.]
Hippie Shaun: So I’m in charge of distribution for this guy.
JTA: Like you have to make sure his CDs are sold? How are you going to do that?
Hippie Shaun: I don’t know yet!
JTA: You’re in trouble! You better start asking your borrowers to buy this guy’s CD!
Hippie Shaun (laughing possibly at my joke or possibly from the vibrations from the earth that only he can feel): I get along with a lot of different people. I once did a loan for a district attorney, and later I was at a concert with a friend who was, a, um, he had some run-ins with the law –
JTA: Hey, it’s cool Shaun. I come from a family of criminals myself.
Hippie Shaun: Okay good. Well my friend and I bumped into the DA at the concert, and it turns out the DA had convicted my friend a few years earlier. I like having my feet on both sides of the railroad track.
[JTA Note: Though Shaun has friends in the pen, he’s a total love-peace-earth guy himself and refrains from illegal activity.]
JTA: So do you like to travel?
Hippie Shaun: Yeah, I do. I go to Big Sur every year. But, actually, don’t write about that.
JTA: I can’t write that you go to Big Sur?
Hippie Shaun: I don’t want everybody to know about Big Sur.
JTA (choking on my water): DUDE, how many readers do you think I have? Like, this mass of people is going to start flocking to Big Sur because I mentioned it in my mortgage blog? Ha! Oh that’s good stuff, man. Oh, and I know I’m suppose to know this, but what is Big Sur?
Hippie Shaun (not entirely appreciating my mocking): It’s this 150 mile long land mass. I go and camp, hike, hang out. People go to get lost and found.
JTA: Okay well from now on how about you not talk about stuff you don’t want me to write about because it makes my job kind of tricky.
Hippie Shaun: Okay, well I also want to be a standup comedian for a year. It’s on my bucket list.
JTA: You want to be a standup comedian?
Hippie Shaun: Yep. I used to have loads of material, but it was in a backpack and the backpack was stolen on the beach (along with my wedding ring). And now there’s this other comedian who uses jokes just like I wrote and I think he stole my backpack.
JTA: I’m sure he did, Shaun. People are all the time stealing ideas from the hippies. Now, I’m going to go, and you get back to talking about mortgages/toiling in your organic soil/loving the earth, okay?
Okay y’all, stay tuned for more on Shaun because I am totally not finished with this guy. I may stop writing about anyone else at all and just focus on him and Galveston marine life and music that involves lots of tambourines. Well, maybe not the marine life, but definitely the tambourines.
Happy Wednesday, readers!