Remember when we were in high school,
we had to take a attitude test to see what
we may want to do for our life’s work?
I can remember it being about 10 pages
long. Multiple answers to chose from.
Mine came back journalism and mechanic.
I remember thinking at the time… was I going to be
a writer for a mechanic book?
But this is as close as I came to it.
Some how I ended up in the secretary classes.
Mom thought I should be a legal secretary.
Dad thought I should be a nurse. Neither one
appealed to me.
So over the years I was, working in the Naval
Exchange office, waitress, short order cook,
toy store clerk, manufacture payroll dept. (I counted
piece work for the payroll dept.). I even smashed
cars for scrap iron. Ending up being a nurses aide
for the longest of all of these. For 17 years. And still
dabble in it.
That is the closest that I made it to Dad’s
wishes. Never had wanted to be a nurse.
They didn’t have the closeness to the resident/patient,
that the aides have.
So did you become what your attitude test said you
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