Whether you’re volunteering or working do you ever have that moment where you ask yourself: “Why am I doing this?” This past week I had a couple of those moments. I always post about so many of the pretty parts of what I do so, I thought I would share some of the less-glamorous parts of the job.
- Loading Docks: Yep, this seems to be where I end up so many times while I wait patiently for a small piece of furniture or accessories to be loaded to my car. Last week was the icing on the cake. The loading dock was next to a large garbage can and an exhaust fan of a local burger joint. After sitting at the dock for 30 minutes I started to laugh so hard. My car and self smelled like a load of fried food. Yes, I had my moment of “Why am I doing this?”
- Home Alarms: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to sneak around the back of a house to pick up a key left by a client to access their house. Yep, it always seems to be the days I forget and wear my favorite shoes! A few weeks ago, I snuck through the fence in the mud to enter a house for our scheduled delivery of furniture. As I opened the door the lovely alarm went off. I rushed around to the front of the house where I saw a police car parked. Yikes, I really didn’t want to be questioned as to what I was doing at their house.
- Cardboard and Styrofoam Peanuts: It’s a love-hate relationship.
- Drills: I can out-drill my husband, and that’s not a good thing. It’s just not chic to carry a drill in your purse.
- Nannies: Okay, I have enough stories here to write a funny novella. I think being a nanny would be a pretty lonely job. It’s part of the job hazard, right? Once, I entered a house to drop off a lamp, and the nanny told me she was going to run a quick errand while I was there. Before I could get a word out of my mouth she was seriously gone! I had planned to be in the house 10 minutes then was going to zip and pick up my daughter from school. I ended up having to call a friend to pick her up. Yes, I was so irritated with this nanny. Luckily, the baby was asleep the whole time and never had to awake to a strange face. Now I was faced with the question: Do I need to tell my client about this or just let it go? All I wanted to do was deliver her lamp:-)
Enough complaining on this end. I love what I do but ALL is not rosy……….