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When I tell them what I do

When you meet someone new the first question you probably ask is "what do you do?". It is a question that can tell you a lot about a person. Are they happy with their current situation, their passions, what and who they love; and the list goes on. For example, there is someone very special in my life, hey Mycala!, who is a babysitter. You should have seen her face while she talked about these kids, it is definitely a passion. On our very first date I learned that she loved kids, that she is caring, that she is sympathetic, that she is enthusiastic, and that she is much more by simply listening to her response. If you were wondering, yes there were many dates afterwards! I'm actually going to see her tonight.

Now what do I say when asked that question? I tell them that I sell roller skates and roller skate accessories to rinks across our wonderful nation. I get a variety of answers when I tell people what I do. My favorite response is when they say "cool!" and end the conversation. To quote Don Corleone from The Godfather "What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?". However, most people are genuinely interested. They tell me about when they skated as a kid or met there significant other at the rink. Those stories always make me smile.

Let me here your stories down in the comments have a wonderful Tuesday!


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