In the news today I saw something alarming. There’s a 17 year old
high school student in Hawaii who in a few days will have had perfect attendance for 13 years of school. Last year her brother achieved the same thing. People are applauding and saying what a wonderful thing this is but I feel differently. These kids are freaks of nature; they should be dissected and used for research. Unless they had a really bad home life, what kid in their right mind would want to achieve this goal? You don’t get anything for it except a blurb for a day on the Yahoo site and a certificate in a black plastic frame.
It doesn’t make sense to me. How can their immune systems be that
much better than everyone else’s? How can you a person not be sick during one day of school for 13 years?! They must be aliens.
Also in the news today is a story about a woman who found a winning million dollar lottery ticket in the trash. That should be news alone but this story gets better, the woman may lose the money because the
person that threw the ticket away is suing. If person who found the ticket in the trash loses this case it will be an atrocity. There’s a law dating back to the beginning of time that should apply in this case, it’s called; Finders Keepers, Loser’s Weepers.
I also have to take back about what I said in an earlier post; you can’t win if you don’t play. Well this lady didn’t play and she still won! One person’s trash really is another person’s treasure in this situation.
This story brings to mind some fantastic memories for me. Once upon a time I was a supervisor for a cleaning operation. Our job consisted of cleaning an office building that had seven floors. We did this on
the night shift and I found and kept the most amazing trash. Office parties like birthdays and retirements were the greatest as the recipient of gifts would often throw away cards with money still inside or unscratched lottery tickets. Once I won $100 on a ticket that someone threw away.
If someone was fired their office would be cleaned out and all of their belongings would be thrown out. I found beautiful coats, shoes and all the cutesy little things that a woman would keep on her desk. There were pictures and globes, desks and chairs, binders, staplers, books,
unused paper and the list goes on and on. Our dumpsters were kept inside so there was no issue with bugs, moisture or rodents. It was “clean”trash. Each day I was excited to go to work because of the treasures I was sure to find.
But the job wasn’t easy, turnover was huge because the wages weren’t the greatest and not many people want to clean on 3rd shift. This meant many of the people I had to train were one burger short of a happy meal. The light was on but nobody was home if you know what I mean.
One night I found a pair of 6” red, spiked heels. They were fabulous but they weren’t my size. I gave them to a girl that was working for me at the time. She was very shy and didn’t say much. I felt she had some self-esteem issues. She was delighted with the shoes, so happy in fact that
she wore them to work the next night and the night after that and for as long as I can remember. I think those shoes probably changed her life. If you can clean an entire office building with 6” spiked heels on you can do anything in life. I often wonder what she’s doing today and if she still wears heels every day.
Have a wonderful day passengers and take a peak in that trash can, you never know what treasures may be inside!