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 # 19 and 20.
Story 19: I’d have liked a Mulligan, but you only get those in
I’ve played that maddening game since I was 13. Mulligans are a
fact of life in a more relaxed game with friends. One on the first
tee; one more wherever.
Once upon a time in my youth, I shanked a shot, and I’ve had that
memory ever since. I was 16. That was a long time ago. But it seems
like yesterday. Wish I could get that Saturday back. his is a story
of that shank and what I have done since so that it doesn’t happen
to any of my children.
Story 20: He named her Rascal
Rascal is the name my seven-year-old son gave our new dog, a female
Basset. His dog. Well, as we all know, in short order the care of
the pup falls to a parent – in this case it was me, his father. I
was fine with that. Wherever we walked, people stopped to chat. I
loved it. Rascal was NOT good to jog with, but we worked around
that. Rascal aged, of course, and in the end it was my being with
her in her last moments that will keep her in my heart forever.
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