Monday, September 6, 2010
Now HAPPY HOLIDAY, it is Labor Day. It is the end of summer, beginning of fall and the day to honor our workers. Today I would like to salute some of less mention workers out there. In the fashion of my “Just So You Know” posts the following are my candidates for a salute in the labor force.
I salute… the worm farmer. After mine-committed suicide I have the utmost respect for you. Besides no longer do I have to poke around in cow patties to find my bait. Bless you.
I salute… the security-sniffing dogs. Daily they must endure all kinds of left over vacation odors. Not to mention the strange smells of stale smuggled food products we just knew would make it home.
I salute… inspector number 8. How many times have you opened something that ended up being totally destroyed, only to find, “Inspected by Number 8.” He must be a damage inspector.
I salute… the freshness tester. I am so envious they got this job. Should the recession hit this profession, I would hate to read their resume. Squeezing and nibbling will not translate easily into a new career.
I salute… the Keebler Elves. They have been on the job for years, never missed a day and have not aged a bit. That in its self deserves a salute.
I salute… customer service representatives. The poor soul whose job it is to follow that annoying gentleman's voice who requires you to push every number on the key pad before you can talk to a real human. I feel this up front irritation was omitted from their job description.
I salute… the poor lost souls whose job it is to stand on a busy street while wearing some really weird animal costume, trying to sell something not remotely related to the costume. Where do they get those awful costumes anyway?
And finally I salute… the Odor Judges. Those people who spend their entire working day sniffing armpits. No I did not make this up, deodorant companies have quality control too. How they find a normal working individual to fill this position I’m not sure.
There you have them, my labor force honorees. They are a special group don’t you think? All kidding aside though, take some time today to honor those who serve you. Whether it is the waitress, the grocery clerk or just the paperboy they all provide a service.
You all have a safe and happy holiday.
Peace my children…..