Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Take this job.

I was talking for a minute to my good friend/co-worker/son Clint today about the way my job life has gone the past number of years. Working at the city library before I landed here seemed like some kind of accident at the time, yet I was still there for a good long while, placing random holds on my friends' library accounts and enjoying copious amounts of chocolates with the disgruntled divorcees. I wasn't paid much, but it took me four years to leave. Today I came to the realization that I landed here about four years ago, which sorta puts me at unease. I've had a good run thus far, but I can't help but wonder if the Next Great Thing waits for me, just around the corner. I guess I'll see.

My job isn't what it once was, but change is inevitable, right? Still. I am quite glad to still be around here when certain legends are brought up, things I was lucky enough to be part of once upon a time. Things like what happened in the below video, which took place at work one sleepy Friday afternoon. The guy swimming is the same Clint I spoke to earlier; he walked away at least $50 richer for what he did. I'll stop short of being a sentimental old sap, but it's nice that, while some things change, some people never really do. There's comfort in that.

5 comments:

sir mister landlord sir said...

Those were different times... very good times. And as I type this, wearing the very jacket that that swim paid for, I feel your nostalgia. But things definitely ain't bad in our ping-pong present state.

Cindy said...

Great Barrier Reef!

aisy said...

Sick and awesome. Well worth the 50 bucks. I know i'm often jealous of the cool trips that you get to go on with your job... but things do indeed change, eh?

upto12 said...

This makes my heart hurt and swell with pride at the same time. I think this whole escapade was my idea, right? Such good times...

kim guanzon said...

these were the good old days... why hasnt the time machine been invented yet... i'd like to bring back those days.