Friday, April 25, 2008

Love what you do....even if it is menial....

Case in point. I recently noticed two different young men standing on opposing street corners holding signs. The one looked like he was not only dying of boredom but definately did not have an interest in what it was he was representing. The sign, barely even moving back and forth as he slowly rocked was for some furniture sale something-something-something. I have to admit I really didn't pay that much attention to what it was he was marketing. The other, seen from across the street mind you, put on quite the show. He had his headphones on and was rocking out across the street waving the sign, twirling it around, jumping up on a concrete barrier next to the road and generally attracting a lot of attention. His sign? "4 days left to file taxes, come to Allied Tax Service for no filing fee". I saw that sign exactly 2 weeks ago and its still with me. Amazing what the power of enthusiasm can do, isn't it?

3 comments:

Kris said...

I have also seen this same exact tactic. Though the one not jumping around was usually wanting money. But yeah the girls in bikinis wanting to wash your car would stick in a guys mind, where the nice muscular guys in their board short would stick in mine! Man I need a car wash!

annette said...

I have to add, it's nice to have a job where you are allowed be yourself as well.

It's one reason I love teaching: being in front of a class where I can be myself, with no pretenses.

The Scotts said...

YAY!! I hope to live my life with that kind of enthusiasm...and if you were in my kitchen with me and Owen today, you'd see that I do! :P