Meet Sean Dailey, Runde’s Newest Member
Sean Dailey is one of Runde’s newest employees. Over the past few weeks he has been very busy meeting all of the friendly faces at our Ford-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep store and helping the great people of, and around, Manchester with their vehicle needs. In the midst of his busy schedule we were able to sneak in a few questions to get to know him bit better.
So Sean, what exactly do you do here at Runde’s?
I am a general sales associate, I sell cars.
How long have you been doing that?
Two and a half weeks so far.
Are you originally from the Manchester area?
No, I was actually born in San Francisco. I joined the military and after moving around for a while, I settled here in Iowa about 19 years ago.
I moved around a lot as a military kid, and spent some time in Iowa. In fact, my mom married a man from Iowa before we moved back to Washington. I just like the area and how all of the people have a good work ethic and how everyone always seems friendly.
Which branch of the military did you serve in?
I was in the Army for six years.
So what do you do with your free time?
I really enjoy playing billiards, messing around with my dog, and spending time with my wife.
Would you consider yourself a billiards professional?
Almost, but I’m not quite good enough yet.
You said you have a wife, how long have the two of you been together?
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Judy, for 14 years.
Do you have any children?
Judy has three kids; Scott, Kim, and Michelle.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have a Chihuahua, her name is Liberty.
When you and your family sit down for dinner is it “table time” or head-to-the-living-room-time and all is well so long as nobody spills on the couch or carpet?
We all gather around the table for dinner.
Do you have a favorite place to go and relax in the West Delaware area?
Is that your favorite place to eat too?
No, I really like to go down to Diny’s Steakhouse.
I’m not familiar with the place, what’s good to eat there?
Their ham steak is to die for. I get it every time I go there.
If you could own your dream vehicle, what would it be?
That truck right there (gesturing to the blue Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie sitting right in front of him.) I sit here all day, every day, looking at it. The more I see it, the more I love it.
Lakers or Celtics?
AM or PM?
Happy Gilmore or Billy Madison?
Country Club or a nice relaxing afternoon in the park?
I don’t golf, so I am going to say the park.
Push mower or rider?
Definitely not pushing, rider.
Casey’s Pizza or Pizza Ranch?
Apartment, ranch style house, farm, or van down by the river?
I am going to have to go with the ranch. I sold my place on the river a few years back.
Def Leppard or Bon Jovi?
Now that’s a good question, I was kind of a hair band fan when I was younger… Def Leppard
Who is your favorite singer?
If we headed out to the lot and checked the CD player of your vehicle, what would we pull out?
Poison’s Greatest Hits.
Speaking of vehicles, what do you drive?
I have a Chevy Silverado 1500, and I love it. Great reliable truck. My wife and I share cars, but she usually drives our Buick LeSabre Limited. I really, really like that car.
Do you have any really memorable experiences in a car?
Well back in 1987 I was going a little too fast on a back road and ended up wrapping my car around a tree. But that was many, many miles ago.
Scary. Was everyone ok?
Yeah, my buddy and I had a few bumps and scratches, but we were fine.
What is your favorite movie of the year?
(pausing for literally 5 minutes due to deep thought, and several phone calls) That one football movie was pretty good, The Blindside.
Did you make it to see Avatar?
Yeah… The graphics and special effects were phenomenal, but the storyline could have used some work.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Men In Black.
Did you like the sequel?
So when you finally win the lottery, where will you go first?
Ireland… Specifically Dublin.
Going over to kiss the Blarney Stone?
No, my whole family is from over there, I think it would be cool to see where they came from.
What is your favorite part about working for Runde’s?
I’m learning tons of new things and really enjoy interacting and working with the great people here.
Final question, what is your best experience here at Runde’s in the short time that you have worked here?
I sold my first vehicle to a nice couple shortly after I arrived. They were super satisfied and it was great to see them leave here with a new car and big smiles on their faces.
Thank you for letting us get to know you better Sean. Welcome to the Runde family!