{Today's Letters}

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dear Timothy James, last night I found our newest pullets sleeping in piles inside the coop. Let the wild clucker games begin! Dear 16 Yr Old Grocery Store Bagger, yesterday you said to me, "No pregnant lady should have to carry anything except her baby." Then you escorted me and my one bag of bananas out to my car. Thanks for restoring my hope in humanity. Dear Saving Mr. Banks, seeing you took me back to sitting on the floor with Twinner while watching Marry Poppins and eating stale Goldfish out of china teacups. Fist pumps for being practically perfect in every way. Dear Mr. Loerke, after spending most of Friday getting our seeds in the ground, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for lots of grilled corn this summer and pumpkin everything this fall. You in?

Happy Sunday! One of my first jobs in high school was bagging groceries at our local super market. I loved it and hated it all at the same time! What was one of your first jobs growing up?

19 comments:

Hannah J said...

I was a cashier at a supermarket for 6 months but I struggled to fit it in around my school work so had to give it up for a bit. When I was 17 I then worked part time at a builder's merchant for 3 and a bit years. I really did enjoy it there. Sometimes it was hard but overall it was good. By the time I finished working there I could lift a 25kg bag of cement by myself but the boys always told me off lol.

That was really sweet of the cashier at the supermarket. I had a full on attack of pregnancy brain yesterday. I finished work and walked to the supermarket. Could figure something was up but wasn't entirely sure what was up until I got to the till. I'd left my purse in my desk drawer at work!! Thankfully the building was open until 6 so I turned round and was about to walk back to work. My mum rang me to see if I wanted a lift home as they were passing the supermarket, I was about to burst into tears because I was so cross at myself. Thankfully my parents were all prepared. When I came out of work my Dad had Baba O'Riley by The Who playing. He cranked up the volume and him and mum car seat danced back to the supermarket so I could get my shopping. Parents to the rescue!!

Elizabeth said...

Love it all! Saving Mr. Banks was the best. So inspired to plant a small garden this year, and can't wait to see how yours turns out as well! And first job besides babysitting...making twists at Dairy Queen!

Kristy said...

My first job wash grocery casher. Must be a popular occupation. :)

Kristy said...

bTW, we have been blessed with a lovely yellow lab puppy in our home. Any advise for a new lab mommy?

Melissa Droegemueller said...

I was a bagger for a whole year before they promoted me to cashier. (Cashiers had to be 17, apparently.) It was a long hot year taking the groceries to customers' cars and unloading for them--but I learned so much about customer service and humility! It's too bad that job is dying out...

Kate said...

Saving Mr Banks was one of the best movies I have watched this year.

Timothy Loerke said...

Babe, I'm totally in! I'll make you whatever your little heart desires! My first job was a janitor at an athletic club. That's where I learned how do a thorough cleaning on a bathroom.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Aww awesome bagger!!

I've gotta see Saving Mr. Banks soon.

Anonymous said...

First job - working on the family farm, officially started at the ripe old age of 7. Lots of dirt and hard work, but wouldn't trade it for the world!

dede said...

First job - Dairy Queen!!!

LOVED Saving Mr. Banks so much we watched Mary Poppins again the next night ... It was like watching it for the first time and understanding all the little "quirks"!!!
Definitely on the "RE-watch" list!

Mandie said...

That fella that carried your bag out was amazing! There are good hearted teens/people out there, that is great news! :)

lucinda smith said...

each and every note is so sweet - love them all. saving mr bank's is on my watch list (tom hanks + emma thompson !!!) curious, where do you get your heirloom seeds?

Today's Letters said...

i see a theme : grocery store & dairy queen employees. i like!

kristy, congrats on your new pup! we crate trained river and it made all the difference. we also worked with her from the beginning on no, stay, sit, down, off, shake, high five, wait, leave it, etc. you'll be so thankful you did! {oh, and pups love to chew on everything. if she's chewing on something bad we'd give her something that was okay to chew on. she quickly learned that table legs were bad, rope toys were good :)

lucinda, we ordered ours online from burpee this year! also picked up some at fresh start down the street.

Robyn said...

One of my first jobs was cleaning tables at a cafe...I soon moved up to being a waitress!:)

Not long now for you...I know you'll be having a cutie pie!

Ps- I just watched saving me banks...I cried my little heart out!

Steph said...

First job was babysitting, I suppose, but first real "out-in-public" job was making pizza and doing dishes at a take-out pizza place. Yup. That takes some real skills right there. :) Seriously, though, it was good experience in learning some people skills.

Leah D. said...

My first offish job was a good ole fashioned paper route at the end of middle school! Lots of early mornings and scary run-ins with roadkill and aggressive dogs, but it helped pay my way to Europe with my friend's school group. Standing underneath the Sistine chapel...every rolled paper was worth it!

Josh and Haley said...

That 16 year old boy is a sweetheart! First real job was working at a garden center selling plants- fueled my love for things that grow in the dirt! And we are putting seeds in the ground this weekend... Can't wait for homemade salsa, fresh beans, and cukes and squash!! This was the longest winter ever! :)

Jessica Brazell said...

I worked at Subway as my first job. I loved working there, and still lubs the subs. My co-workers were really cranky and hard to work with so I was ready to get out of there...

Kylie said...

My first job was stacking shelves at the local supermarket - and I did for 5 years as i was going through high school and university. i really enjoyed it!! :)

My sis and I went to see Saving Mr Banks and LOVED it. my pregnancy hormones and I were fight back tears regularly!!!

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