Rough Fishing

Jerry had an awful day fishing on the lake. He sat in the blazing sun all day and didn’t even get a nibble.

On his way home, he stopped at the fish monger’s. He told the man behind the counter, “Can you get me four large catfish, but don’t bother wrapping them up.”

“Why don’t you want them wrapped, sir?” asked the young salesman.

“Because I want my wife to think that I caught them,” explained Jerry.

“Oh, I see, sir,” the salesman said with a smile. “In that case, I suggest that you take the orange roughy.”

“Why is that?” asked Jerry.

“Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you should come in, I should tell you to take orange roughy because she would prefer it for tonight’s supper.”

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Got Promoted (for real this time)!

This isn’t really a rant, but I thought I’d crow about it here. They finally posted a lead position at work. Yes, I had to apply for it. It was just a formality. They opened a lead position, I filled out the paperwork, and now I’ve got my own desk!

My employer had been testing me in various lead positions for a while, but now this one is an official, bonafide, job title and pay change promotion. I did it, baby! I have arrived!

To be honest, the posting and promotion came a couple weeks ago. I just haven’t gotten around to telling anyone about it yet. I’ve been too busy working. It doesn’t matter how much they promote you, a job is still a job, and there’s never enough time to get it all done.

I’ve had to rearrange the department. The original work flow, was neither working nor flowing. My workers, supervisor, and everyone else who’s seen it, have been somewhat impressed by the changes, so that’s a good thing. I still need to start actually hitting the numbers, but the initial results look very promising, and I’m sure that within a few weeks the production output will grow beyond satisfactory.

Of course I’d love to tell you that I got this job based solely on the fact that I am such a wonderful worker. I’d like to be able to say that I earned this job, because I was the cream of the crop. I’d love to make it seem like out of the dozens of qualified applicants, they picked me! I’d like to say all those thing, but the truth is, they couldn’t really find anyone else who wanted the job.

It’s a dirty job with a lot of heavy lifting and endless paperwork. Being in a lead position means I have to drop everything I’m doing at a moments noticed to help regular production workers get back on track, then try to pick up where I left off. I’m not only responsible for my work, but the work and safety of all those around me as well.

Oh my God… What I have done?

Anyway, it’s official and for keeps this time, and I like having my own desk.


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Free Trip to the Day Spa

At the bar, Mark was telling his friend Bill that his wife had won a free trip to a day spa.

“She said they treated her like royalty,” explained Mark. “She got a massage, did up her hair, painted her nails, and they even gave her a mudpack facial.”

“I bet she looked amazing when she got home,” commented Bill.

“Well, yeah, she looked great for two days,” said Mark. “But then the mud fell off.”

Solar Eclipse

As a the date of the solar eclipse approached, the director of a local planetarium published a warning in the local newspaper about the eclipse, and warned the community not to look directly into the sun.

The newspaper then received an indignant letter from a local resident. “If an eclipse is so dangerous,” she reasoned, “they should never have decided to hold one in the first place and ought to cancel it!”