Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 71

Everyday Ruralty

Its been ages since I have participated. This is one of my favorite memes but its just been a hard year. I think I have finally came out of the valley though so hoping and praying for better times ahead.

1. Do you have your tree up yet? If not, when will you put it up? If you don't have a tree, please tell me about another tradition you like.    yes we put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving every year.  We listen to carols and drink eggnog as we decorate. 

 2. What was the best job you ever had? The worst? The best job I ever had was a second shift clerk in a warehouse. I had the greatest supervisor ever. It was the first time in my life someone made me feel capable. David acted like if I couldn't do it then it couldn't be done. Naturally this caused me to strive to constant meet and surpass the companies needs. Its a shame more bosses aren't like David.
My worst job was working as a collection agent for a credit card company. One I hate talking on the phone to strangers and 2, I am not very aggressive and felt bad for all the people. Its so easy to get in a place you find it hard to get out of. 3. The company employed so many people that we were able to cycle through the call list fast. The law said that unless we spoke to the card holder personally, we could keep calling. Once we spoke to the cardholder we couldn't call for another 24 hours. People would feel so harassed because we would sometimes call 7-9 times a day. Plus they even worked Christmas Day. Can you imagine bugging people with collections on Christmas Day.

3. Do you drive around and look at Christmas lights? If not applicable, tell me something you like to look at when you go for a drive.  We used to all the time. But now I have such horrible night vision especially when there are lights that I can't drive anymore. If someone else drives then yes we still go. We love lights and the more like the griswals the better as far as we are concerned.

4. Does your tea kettle have a whistle?  I know this is awful but currently we don't have a tea kettle and we love tea. My daughter wants a tea kettle for Christmas but I lost my job and can't get unemployment so right now thats probably not going to happen.

5. Do you like boots?  I love boots but for the most part I only love the ankle boots. I have fat legs and the ones that come up on the calves don't fit usually and if they do they just make fat little legs look even fatter.  :)


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Debbie Huffaker said...

I want to tell you that I sympathize with your unemployment. My husband was unemployed for exactly one year and it was so tough...but it brought us closer together, reading our Bible together and praying with and for one another. I will keep you in my prayers!

HeY J said...

I love tea and I like it from a kettle I will get lazy and do a microwave cup but not unless I am dear girl let me tell you I would love to be a secret santa for you & your daughter and supply you with a kettle!!! just e-mail me @ and give me a mailing address I will send you a lovely new kettle & an assortment of teas ssshhh I am picking you as my secret santa bloggee new friend!!

Patrice said...

Janice is such a sweetie! What a lovely gift. I love the Chats group. There are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Thank you for saying how much you like this meme. I'm glad you are doing better. I'll pray that things continue to improve. Have a great week!

Sherri said...

I hate that you lost your job. I will pray that God opens doors for you & opens the windows of heaven upon you. I too would hate your worst job. Have a blessed week.

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