Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ch-Ch-Changes

I worked at a large insurance/reinsurance company for 31 years. Last week I started working as a gardener at a state historic site. Here are some things I've noticed. This is the first time I haven't worn panty hose to work. This is the first time I take a shower after work instead of before work. This is the first time I've ever had to pack a lunch. This is the first time I take a raincoat instead of an umbrella. This is the first time I've ever worn gloves and a hat at work. (My image is of a properly dressed woman in 1960, but think ball cap and garden gloves.)

1 comment:

Renee Wright said...

Ok, I also thought of a few more "firsts:"
1. For the first time, "shoveling dirt" no longer refers to gossiping about people in other departments.
2. In your new job, you won't have to figure out what photos to display upon your desk.
3. Heck, you might not HAVE a desk!
4. The only backstabbing going on will be when one of the other gardeners accidentally bumps into you with a garden fork.
5. You won't have to buy a whole new work wardrobe.