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a walk in the park

Jun 15, 2010 - 3 comments

ok, well, um, like....OMG! tomorrow is all day orientation for my big new high class job. walmarts toy department! oy! i used to be thankful that i didn't work there because the people that did seemed so miserable. never name the well from which you will not drink. i must really be parched. lol
  ah....good old fear of the unknown. i remember it well. i also remember surviving 3 years in the US Army mostly spent doing field maneuvers. 50-60 hour weeks doing assembly line in the winter with no heat much later. and all that came between. i have always been very capable. addiction being the only thing that ever screwed up my work performance, aside from chidbirth of course. this is totally doable. it's kinda cool to have butterflies in my tummy. i am nearly half a century old, but feel like i'm brand new. in many ways i am. celebrated my 30 days last night at a powerful stick meeting. hadn't ever been to a stick meeting before. it was cool. very powerful. i'll recharge my batteries one more time before tomorrow. don't know what my schedule is going to be yet. trying hard not to project. i am good at staying positive. my glass has always been half full. just a walk in the park. yeah...just a walk in the park.

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by dominosarah, Jun 15, 2010
A walk in the park is always a pleasant experience~~always brings you back to what is important.

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by moonpiebaby, Jul 31, 2010
I have worked for Wal-Mart for 3 yrs now. So how do you like it so far! I stock over nights! Last week was very trying for me. I hope you work in one of the better stores! :o)

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by Rainbow_Ike, Jul 31, 2010
FIRST OF ALL: ("first things first") Happy 30 days from a man who had his last drink on 2/29/1984 (not typo - a leap year)

Second of all - make sure you never use the word "UNION" at Walmart - not even talking about about the Civil war - you might wake up in Shanghai in a shipping container, nude with no ID and your fingerprints burnt off with acid.Or less radically. you might find your store closed down. They've done it to profitable stores (at least one n Canada) where the workers voted to unionize, claiming that the "store was not making a profit" - although the Canadian one was one of the most profitable stores in North America. They lost immense amounts money on the store lease JUST to keep out the Devil Union.As a citizen of New York City, I am proud we have so far resisted their bribes to our City Council and kept them out.

You quoted one of my favorite old proverbs “Never name the well from which you will not drink” I was trying to fond the source of the quote. I was told it was Scandinavian (my grandpa, who died 22 years before I was born was from Sweden) but when I Googled it, I found references to it being Chinese, English, French, American, and even from a poem.

As a retired social worker (who used the proverb all the time) who is hoping to become a writer, I'd like to know the real source of the proverb, since I recently used it in a romance novel I hope to try to sell.

So, of anyone knows the source of “Never name the well from which you will not drink” (which I've said since I was a kid), please let me know.

I hope you hit 60 days with no problems (in spite of Wal-Mart), and I get to give you a 90 day cyber-hug.

Ike in Brooklyn, NY

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