Saturday, June 13, 2009

The job of a loss

In some cases, it can be fun to look for a different job. But that is usually the case when you plan on going out and looking for one, instead of suddenly not having a job and then trying to find a new one. I think I should have started looking long ago however, because many a day there were that I thought to myself, "Why even bother?" "This is so pointless. . ." "I wish I had a different job." etc. . . So maybe it's not such a bad thing. I just wish it could have waited until after the Oregon Trip.

It has given me an excuse to try out for jobs that sound more entertaining than writing parking tiskets, (I mean tickets) like security officer at the University, security guard for UTA, Armored Car delivery monkey, and gun shop worker. The gun shop application came to me the other day while I was at the gun shop in salt lake, comparing a SIG 556 to a Colt M4. I think I'll get an M4 first, but that's way off in the future. Unless someone wanted to start an online donation jar. :) But honestly, peace and happiness would be preserved if the donation jar got us to Oregon instead of a new gun.

I digress

So I was at the gunshop, and there was this middle-aged woman there who was looking for a handgun, that had decent power, was reliable and could be shot at the range comfortably, and was small enough to conceal. When I wandered over, she had moved from the revolvers to the automatics and she liked the way the Kimber Ultra Carry felt in her hand but wasn't sure if she wanted to commit to the .45 ACP bullet that it shot. Plus she was having a hard time racking the slide back on that tiny 1911. She was tryin gto do the slingshot technique instead of the overhand technique. See this article: http://corneredcat.com/RunGun/rack.aspx
I interjected and showed her how to hold slide with her left hand and then punch with her right hand. Magic! It worked! She was still thinking about it when I left, but me and the guy who works there recommended that she try to go shoot some guns before she buys one.

As I drove away, I thought to myself, "Hey, I could do that for money!"

Now if only someone will hire me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have heard that if you lose your job, then you should spend as much time as you would have been at work, looking for a new job. That's hard with babysitting, but I can help with that somewhat. I would suggest that you use the shotgun method of job hunting. Put applications in a lot of places that you might want to work and see what happens. Love, Mom