Re: Fw: Re: Did I overreact?

Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Did I overreact?
From: Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>
To: techwhirlers <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 22:50:42 -0400

Lori Olcott wrote:
> Up until January, I was making 2.13/hour (before tips)
> waiting tables. Sometimes, you simply do what you have to do.

Always fallen back on bartending, myself. It's a nice buck, you're
available for interviews during the day, and for a long stretch I
had a patron who'd play Scrabble on slow nights. Good player, too.
Almost beat me once.

He became a good friend. Whenever I'd wonder what Tom's up to
lately, somehow he'd call the next day. "The girl for him" appeared
soon after his loveless, childless marriage had left the pier, and
he and Patty and her daughter shared a sweetly contented home. For
an aces guy who deserved the best, things were finally going great.

Tom was killed in freak car accident two years ago. Succumbed to
horrible burns after a week of hard fighting.

Didn't know until months later. One night I sent him a message.
I'd taken a contract gig near his office in Albany. Lunch? Drinks?
Scrabble? The next morning my phone rang on the way to work. A
co-worker was monitoring his email account. "Not sure how to tell
you this ..."

Bartending, then. Nice buck, job search by day, and you meet some
nice folks. And you have stories. Some stories are sad, but it's
better to have them.


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