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Time flies when you’re having fun

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It has been almost a year since my last post on May 8th, 2015. The title of this post is somewhat misleading. I was not having fun. In fact working as a family slave at Schneiderman’s Furniture totally exhausted and depressed me.

I was fired from my Sales Associate position on January 1st, 2016.  And looking back I’ll be the first to admit that it came as a relief. I cannot say that I enjoyed my time while I was employed there. Oh sure, it had its moments but for the most part the total lack of transparency in the company was frustrating and demoralizing.  add to this a lack of authentic leadership and  poor management and you’ll get my drift.

I wrote to the owner, Larry S. to share my thoughts and feelings with him. His reply basically let me know that he didn’t give a rat’s ass and that I was only a hindrance to his plan for raking in millions of dollars each year.

So now I have time on my hands and have decided it’s time to have some fun. After all, I have paid my dues. It’s my turn to cease playing by the rules.

I have been creating the beginnings of a bucket list. Not containing things I feel I have to complete before I pass on to the next world but rather a list of things I would like to try and do at some time as the mood or thought moves me.

In the meantime I have devoted some time to reading. My vision is low so reading is a bit of a chore. However, reading interesting stuff builds towards a wealth of knowledge and that I find is a suitable pay-off. I should mention that I have a bad habit when it comes to reading. I read several books at the same time. Which book I read depends on what part of the house I am in.  My readers may nod and smile in perfect understanding because they do this too. Others will dismiss the thought as a totally bad idea. But deep down, when you think about it; random moments of reading are good for your brain.

Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

One thought on “Time flies when you’re having fun

  1. I only lasted three days a half weeks before being sacked in a job I hated. You did well haha

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