Welcome to Tales by Tom -
This collection is a group of 24 stories under the title of Nobody
Likes a Proofreader and Other Lessons I Have Learned During and
After a Life in Retail.
This epsode includes stories # 13 and #14.
Story # 13: Loose Lips can sink ships. During WWII, there was
a nationwide campaign against leaking secrets to people on our
shores who would send it overseas to our enemies. Thus, the title.
It relates here because in a competitive business, store business
or not, it’s a good idea to keep personal matters to yourself. You
should never tell co-workers about your lust for the boss’
secretary, nor would you want that boss to know about your career
ambitions outside the store. But people do tell, friends who you
have confided in, as you will hear, especially if it is in their
own selfish interest. Mum’s the word!
Story # 14: I asked her a little question. Yes, I did. When
you hear the question, you’ll know how little it wasn’t. But I
didn’t preplan it at all. Yet there it was, in a great setting high
in Beverly Hills.
The odds that this can happen in your general work-a-day life are
reasonable, BUT the odds of it ever happening and working out as a
reality for --- what is it? 31 years --- are higher than high,
under these circumstances. Outta sight, even. That’s not to say, if
you have the courage, that it couldn’t. Leaps of faith happen every
day. Ask and you may receive, but be careful when you do that
you’re ready for what can happen.
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