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 # 17 and #18.
Story 17: How to give up a three-pack-a-day smoking addiction
I smoked since I was 14. I tried to quick for 10 years, starting in
college. I failed 10 times or more. And I hate to fail. But I did.
It was awful. Then one Sunday in Waterloo, Iowa, after the Surgeon
General made his first pronouncement, even though I missed Mass, I
made the leap. Everything clicked. I stopped. I swore the tail
would not wag the dog for another day.
But my way is not for many, but it did work for me.
Story 18: A Song of life
Everybody has one. Digging up your personal ancestry is not easy.
Writing it down is not easy. But the lessons you can learn in the
process for the years of toil and trouble can be the hardest task
of all. But you know what? You leave something for the people that
follow. Can’t out a price tag on that. What a legacy! Legacy, by
the way, is the only word in the English language you can make out
of my name and not have any letters left over.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the
listener call in line at 206 339 5456.