I had been contacted by Marco Puente to be a sponsor for his Cinco de Mayo Pangeant. I am a tequila vendor. I was to meet him at a restaurant in Old Town San Diego.
He missed two appointments, but claimed that the proposition would be worth it. He enticed me with the possibility of being able to vend my brand tequila at the restaurant we were meeting at. He said "My grandmother is almost dead and She is leaving me the restaurant." I thought his wording was weird but saw a good opportunity to make a new client.
So I show up for the third time and he is not there again, at this point I was a bit ticked off, but as a business women I have to remain calm and open minded. So I decided to have lunch and leave a sample bottle for the bartender.
I was finishing up my meal, which was pretty decent, when in comes Marco through the doors, with sunglasses, Mind you it is night time , completely drenched in sweat and he starts yelling at a worker. I only knew it was him because he was yelling at the worker saying " Do you know who I am , My grandma is dying so I'm the boss around here." Awkward to say the least.
I was about to get up and leave when he spotted me at the bar. He comes in and takes off his glasses and greets. His eyes were fluttering and he could not look me in the eye and then put's back on his sunglasses. He say's something about "hey girlfriend your so fine" and then smacks my rear. He then says "Oh I'm gay girl". I was so pissed at this point, but opted to keep it inside rather than causing a scene.
He then rambles on about empowering women, how he wants to transform this and that. When it came down to it he was asking me to sponsor a teen event with a tequila brand. Nuts. I only then offered he sell the tequila at his restaurant. He said I would have to talk to the secretary. ?? I was so confused at this point.
To finish of this strange twilight zone encounter, He asked me if I could get some cocaine. I said here is a sample , ask your secretary if your interested in the product. He shoves the bottle in his man purse and say thank you . I get out of there as fast as I could. BEWARE of this guy... He is on a good one..