Thursday, May 13, 2010
Real Couple: Aubrey and Jeremy
Names: Aubrey Roff and Jeremy Sambuca
Where they met: Home Depot in Albany, NY
How long they worked together: Only a few months (it was a summer job)
How long they've been together: 7 years and counting
Aubrey and Jeremy met during the summer of 2003 at a Home Depot store in upstate New York. Aubrey was home from college for the summer and Jeremy was on summer break from a local college. Their meeting was actually quite coincidental, as Aubrey was assigned to a different store location up until the last minute.
The pair claims that is was definitely not love at first sight; well, not for both of them anyway. "I thought he was kind of a dork," says Aubrey, "I think he was definitely more into me at first." But Aubrey did agree to go on a date with Jeremy, where they clicked and continued dating throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, Aubrey had to return to school 100 miles away, but the couple decided to give the long-distance thing a try. Two years later, they moved to New York City together and the rest is history. The couple is set to be married on June 12, 2010.
So how did they keep things in line at work? "We kept it professional," said Jeremy, "I didn't stop by her cash register too much during the day. Sometimes we would pass little notes back and forth if things were slow. We didn't show any public displays of affection at work."
"You could be a little more lax because it was a more laid back environment," remarked Aubrey, "Sure, we didn't kiss or anything at work, but I would page him for 'assistance' in the garden section if I was working out there [laughs] I mean, we were young too. I would act a little differently in a more professional environment nowadays."