Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Job...offer....

This image was taken a year ago, or so....I was scraping off the remnants of a crown moulding, on an Old Amana Cupboard...that had to be perfect...for a Show...the following day...with my favorite Butcher Knife....that I use, solely...for this purpose...and whittling....
So much...goes into this line of work...I Dig...load...haul...work with folks, purchasing...then fixing..and cleaning...painting...patching...selling...The Miles...{in more ways than one} are long...and hard....There's Yard Work...Shop Work...Book Work...
The Shows...are a whole other Animal...
if...
if...you don't have a Passion...for this... it will kill ya...
I read, yesterday, a quote, from The Mad Hatter...
 "There is a place, like no place, on Earth...A Land...Full of Wonder...Mystery...and Danger.... Some say...to survive it...You need to be Mad...as a Hatter.... Which, Luckily...I am"
Seems...rather...Fitting...
I was running my tail off...today...{Much Lighter Tail!...Peg is Being Released!!!!YAY!!!! Thanks for the Prayers...and Light! Keep 'em Comin'!}
On my very last stop...I had to meet with a young man, about a Cupboard... We had a lovely visit...I told him, a bit...about what I do...as were deciding when would be a good time to pick it up...{I was Scurrying around...in Jethro, today......he isn't a Hauler...}I told him of the travelling...the shows...and...basically...that I work every day....so...I could squeeze in a time, that would work for him...
 Then......I purchased the Cupboard....as I handed him the check...he asked if I'd like a job...
It requires, a lot of travelling...as well... all over the Country...actually...all over the World...
and, the pay...would be very good...
I stood there...a bit in shock...speechless...
but then...I felt a smile...come over me...
I explained to him....the only way...I can travel, as much as I do... and work as hard...as I do... is because...I love it so....
I have a Passion...that drives me...
for this....Old...Well Loved....Soulful...stuff...
{God, only knows...how difficult...this Journey, can be... and the money...well... we survive....and I'm Thankful...}
I couldn't work this hard...with little, or no time off...put all the miles on...as a 'job'...
He did his..best...to sell it to me...and...it sounded...amazing...
I told him...it appears...he is as passionate, about his work, as I am, mine...and...I hoped...he loved it...half as much as I....
I Thanked him...for the Offer...but...declined...
Love, to ya...
Barb C.
{well...giving this up...may be proof... I'm 'Round the Bend'....but...no matter...it made me feel good...and...as much as I like to 'Go'...and Gather...I like doing it...here...in the States...I've never had the desire...to travel...World Wide....There truly is...no place like...home...}
{The Job...was with the Travel Industry....and Human Relations....it sounded Great....The young man...knew his Business...and...appeared...to be quite successful...but...there would be No Antiques...involved.... that...pretty much...did me in...oh dear...}

2 comments:

Amy N said...

want me to send you my resume so you can give it to him?? ; )

So glad to hear miss Pegadoo is going to be south bound!!!! Let me know if there is anything I can do for her!!

Luv ya

simplyiowa said...

Amy...it sounds good...but...we both know...the Grass isn't always Greener...on the Other Side of the Fence...and...ya still gotta Mow It!
and...Peg....isn't eating {drinking the shakes...for Mike...I don't know...what to do....} She is going to be rechecked...Monday... She didn't want to talk to me...this afternoon...I'm sure...she knows...what I'll say...
I just don't know...if I should just head up there...or what?...
Love to Ya....