Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My Job

I work in radio, and some people think I hob-nob with glamorous celebrities because famous guests come on from time to time.

But I don't ever talk to them. My job is just to make them look good on the internet. Sort of a digital shoeshine boy.

Still... some shoeshine boys are better than others:


[The Best Shoe Shine Around! ] (Viewer #114,312)

13 comments:

  1. Few people love their work so sincerely...but when they do, it just radiates from them. When you're in their presence, it's like luxuriating in everlasting sunshine.

    I know someone like that. :)

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  2. I know what you mean. I've met a couple people who brought a bursting joy to their positions, even if it wasn't a glamorous job.

    I've even had the pleasure of working for some of them. Those are the kind of bosses you really hate leaving when you change jobs.

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  3. This is why I got the hell out of radio thirty years ago. I don't mind doing this kind of crap for a paying customer- like the shine guys- but for most 'Celebrities", I wouldn't piss in their mouths if their teeth were on fire.

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  4. Mostly these are "you had to be there" stories, but I do remember when I was living in Virginia, there was a 7-11 right around the corner from my apartment, and one of the managers literally warmly greeted everyone who came through the door. I mean, who does THAT when working at convenience store? Usually you're lucky to even get eye-contact when you're checking out.

    He was kinda awesome.

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  5. I remember a woman who worked at the returns desk in a large catalog store in a not-so-great part of town. I stood in long lines there a few times and was always amazed at the sincere concern and kindness she showed each customer, even though many of them weren't very civil to her. People like that make a difference. Both of our stories are about seemingly small things, yet both of us still remember several years later.

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  6. And there was this one guy who taught a whole bunch of other people about the joy of blogging...

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  7. Yeah, I know a guy like that, too. He also loves his day job.

    There is something about his happiness that warms and enlivens me...makes me want to do something in return..makes me want to make *him* happy.

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  8. Yes, we shoeshine boys tend to be humble and lovable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jPVP_1U4k0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m5s

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  9. When help is needed, I am not slow,
    For it's hip-hip-hip and AWAY I GO!!!

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  10. You're kinda cute for a hipster...

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