Please don’t use that figure of speech

Please don't use that figure of speechI was at my girlfriend’s house one evening, sitting on the back porch and drinking a beer. The sun was just beginning to set over the distant mountains.

The back door opened and shut, and my girlfriend, Katrina, joined me on the porch swing.

“You feeling OK?” she asked, taking my hand.

I nodded, taking a small sip of beer. “Yeah, I’m OK. Why?”

“You just seem quiet. You didn’t say much at dinner.”

“Oh.” I shrugged. “I guess I’m just tired. It’s been so hot lately, and by the time I get home, I’m exhausted. I never feel like I get enough downtime.”

“Are you still looking for other jobs?” Katrina asked.

I tilted my head. “Yeah, sort of. There’s not much out there. It’d be nice to have an office job where I could work inside in the air conditioning. But none of them pay much more than what I’m making now.”

“Would you take an office job if you were offered one? I mean, despite the lousy pay?”

“I don’t know,” I said. “What I do now isn’t that bad. The physical part gets old, but at least I get to work in the fresh air and sun. I’m not sure I’d want to give that up to work in a stuffy office answering phones.”

“Yeah.” Katrina nodded. “I don’t think you’d like being a receptionist or anything like that. Answering phones and dealing with the general public is the worst. If you’re going to switch jobs, then it should be for something you know you’d really like — not just going from one miserable job to another. It’s like they say: the grass isn’t always greener.”

I moaned, closing my eyes.

“What?” Katrina asked, her eyes widening.

I shook my head. “Given my current profession of mowing lawns all day, I’m not a big fan of that particular phrase.”

6 thoughts on “Please don’t use that figure of speech

  1. tippysmom2

    I hope that you get a job that you love. That way, you will be excited to get up and go to work everyday and you won’t feel like it is work at all. However, what would we do without your tales of the lawn care world?

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    1. The Lawn-Cutting Crew Post author

      That’s my biggest fear! If I get a job that I love, then I’m going to run out of comedic material. As much as I’d love to be happy at my job, there’s nothing funny about someone who’s fulfilled at work.

      They say there’s comedy in pain, so if I can bear this out for at least a few more months, I should have enough adventures to write a best-selling book. At least that’s the plan. I just have to write the book. And find a literary agent. And get it published. And sell a million copies.

      But other than that, no problem. 🙂

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  2. Sandi

    For someone with you point of view – there’s always humor wherever you go – trust me – I’ve had so many jobs in various fields. My best one was as an office manager, right around the time “The Office” came out – I’d bring home tales to my hubby – and he’d be like, I can’t believe that’s a big deal to people or they complain about (insert whatever complaint) – I used to blog about it. I’ve forgotten them over-time. Now, I work from home, and there’s still plenty material! Right now, mine is all about our move. I have to find the humor OR I WILL GO CRAZY!

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