Soon I’ll get a chance to deep-think the inner meaning of one of comic Steven Wright’s go-to jokes.
It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to have to paint it.
Find the gold in the everyday, coaxed the dry voice of the curly-haired dead-pan guy who made the late-night TV talk-show rounds so regularly back in The Day.
In a week I’ll be moving over at the store from my now-comfortable position as cashier to the bustling world of customer service associate in the paint department.
After three months of part-time work, I thought I’d put in enough time to click on the sparing full-time positions at the place I drive 15 miles to and fro. I interviewed. I hoped. I was awarded this one, knowing very well that full-time jobs are precious.
Now I’ve got a lot to learn about a whole new world of products and services. I’m ready to brush up. I’ve always been one to pitch in on color hues at the Little Bitty, after all, even though my dear wife Karen gets the final say.
The colleagues who’ll be hustling alongside me in paint have been enthusiastic about my pending move. Those I’ve been ringing up sales with the last four-plus months have been supportive as well. In many ways, every piece of the store works together.
But in many other ways, come mid-March starts another new adventure, 40 hours a week worth.
Here’s the source for the Steven Wright quote and photo.
When’s the last time you started a new job assignment, and how did it go? What has been your favorite job, and why? What’s your favorite Steven Wright quote, and why?