EARLY SIGNS OF AUTUMN ARE UPON US
At the risk of sounding like an old broken record again I'll just say that it hasn't been the best of days. Seems this viral thing lets me win a few & then grabs me by the britches & slams me to the ground again. I was very encouraged by Tuesday mornings energy levels but after a rocky night again I have spent the majority of my day in the recliner somewhere between the History channels 'Tank Battles' & Al's Snoozeland. Not much of an appetite but I did whoop up a big bowl of oatmeal this morning. We'll see who win's tomorrow's battle......Al, or the Bug!!
And it was 10 years ago today that I worked my last day for the Stratford Airport. That marked the end of my years there. It also marked the end of the many hundreds of thousands of miles I spent in the madness & chaos of Canada's infamous 401 super highway. Known for having the heaviest traffic in all of Canada, I fought my way in & out of Pearson International Airport day after day running the gauntlet of endless heavy truck traffic & frenzied drivers. Always under heavy stress to get all my passengers to the Airport on time to catch their various flights to destinations all over the world. Blinding winter storms day & night & punching through heavy morning fog. Rain, sleet, freezing rain, no matter. People had to make their flights on time or lose expensive vacations. Business men could not afford to miss meetings in Dallas, Vancouver, Atlanta or London England. It was an extremely stressful job but I loved it then. I was very good at the job knowing all the shortcuts to the Airport. And I knew the traffic patterns like the back of my hand. I knew what other drivers were thinking & going to do before they did it & I could slip through heavy traffic like a ghost in the night. In the nearly 13 years I worked that job off & on I do not recall ever having any of my passengers miss their flights. It was a crazy time back then & so different from the relaxed lifestyle I live now. To this very day I still avoid driving through major cities or heavy traffic areas.............
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A young blonde girl in her late teens, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a "handy woman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do.
"Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint the porch" he said. "How much will you charge me?"Delighted, the girl quickly responded, "How about $50?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and brushes and everything she would need were in the garage. The man's wife, hearing the conversation, said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?"
"That's a bit cynical, isn't it?" he responded. The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes." A few hours later the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already??" the startled husband asked.
"Yes," the blonde replied, "and I even had paint left over so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50 and handed it to her along with a $10 tip.. "Thank you," the blonde said,
"And, by the way, it's not a Porch, it's a Lexus."
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