Thursday, October 27, 2011

some day he may get a real job....

This time of year.... I look back and think of Boy Wonder and his first 'job'... not a paper route or mowing lawns... but what he called his first job.

He was a professional spook.  Not the CIA type, but a really really spook ...

See, just north of town, about nine miles, there was a business that specialized in carriage rides, for weddings and whatnot.  Every Halloween they would decorate their woods with haunted houses, lanterns, graveyards.... have headless horsemen and ghosts... then they would have 'haunted hayrides'.  The kid got hired on as a spook.  It was his job to jump out of the bushes and stuff and try to scare folks on the hayride.  The owner would give the kids who worked as spooks a flat stipend and a pizza party at the end of the gig.  Boy Wonder took this serious.  He was in seventh grade, his grades were good, he would finish his school work right after he would get home and a HS kid would pick him and a few buddies up to do the thing.  It was rather nice.  After the Hayride there would be a bonfire and hot cider and cocoa for the patrons.

Well, times have changed.  He is now in Portland working in a warehouse, as a private garbage collector, making some internet commercials and some wedding videos.  He takes it all as serious as he did his first real job.  His mother and I hope that someday..... he will have a good job.... if if if if The Teaparty goes away..... if if if the economy turns around.... if if if

but he is still a scary dude.
...... just like his dad was....
so long ago.  Some day, I want a real job, too.  Maybe the CIA IS hiring spooks!!!!!!

9 comments:

Sherry Peyton said...

A post oozing with love and pride. Ya did good Jimmy.

Gavrillo said...

Our number one son had two jobs of interest. While at college he got to work in the research lab, cleaning monkey cages. He loved to hide food in his pockets for the monkeys to steal. Then he moved on to research where he injected mosquitoes. Even now the thought of getting back at skeeters makes me laugh. Nice looking kid.

S.W. Anderson said...

Like Sherry said. The CIA probably is hiring, but more likely analysts than spooks. If not the CIA, then some government contractor. I think you'd provide some of the most memorable reports they ever got. ;)

Alecto said...

I think you should apply. ASAP. Oh hell, send me your particulars. I'll do it for you. No, never mind, I have enough. Expect a visit.

okjimm said...

Sherry... thanks...I went and got some gauze to stop the oozing.

G'rillo... I had a job in college feeding rats. It was like watching a perpetual Republican Presidential campaign.
SW;;; I wanted to BE a government contractor..but they said my hammer wasn't big enough.

Alecto...oh, the CIA visits regularly..something about the nuclear submarine I am building in the backyard. Maybes you can help..I designed it to run a radioactive chicken shit.

Randal Graves said...

Don't think it's really time for a shave & a haircut?

snoringdogstudio said...

Handsome fellas - both of them. We all have to do what we have to do to make our way these days.

I had a job during junior college, KILLING rats. With a little guillotine. The male med students refused to do it, so that left me, the lowly lab tech.

okjimm said...
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okjimm said...

SDS.... the photos were when we were about the same age...I think 23...I had a much cooler mustache.

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