Saturday, November 7, 2015
As the years go bye and you find yourself repeating many times "Where have the years gone?"
People are constantly asking me the same question "Why are you still working at your age?"
My answer is always the same, "I enjoy what I do," I remember my Father telling me when I was a child to always enjoy my job, treat it as your own business and NEVER burn your bridges.
I must admit though, some mornings are becoming a little tougher to get out of bed with the vigor of my youth. As I've mentioned in the past, my mind and body are two totally different entities. My mind keeps telling me that I can do the things I've done all my life but when I try, it's become almost impossible to do the simplest of activities. I swear my mind is only 65 but my body is my actual age of 80.
My mind tells me to bend over and tie my shoes, easy right, not anymore. I hear myself thinking that I can run since it's starting to rain, no way, all that moves is the mind, feet don't want to follow.
The only actual exercise I get is walking the lot, that I do in short spurts, 20 feet then rest. So with all this bitching, why do I still enjoy my job, why do I look forward to going to work. Naturally the money is a nice part but my honey keeps reminding me that she married me for love, not lunch.
A few weeks ago I received a call from my doctor, which was a shock, he never calls. "Is there something wrong I asked?" "No, he said, your tests came back and I had to tell you how proud I am that you're taking such good care of yourself, whatever you're doing, keep it up." I asked him if all my numbers are so good, why do I hurt so much. "Because you're 80 years old, that's why," he answered with a chuckle.
I'm very lucky to have many clients that enjoy working with me, we have a good time together, some buy and others do not, but we do have a good time and most that do not buy, do come back or recommend me to their friends.
I'm always asked, "why are you always smiling?" my pat answer is, because I woke up, read the obituaries and my name wasn't listed, so I shaved and came to work. So, keep on smiling and come and buy a car.