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Boomer’s Rants (workman’s pride)

I have to tell you I am not a whiner or a moaner. I am not one to cry if I am in pain, nor do I bitch about every little thing that does not go my way. That to me is all a part of life on the job. That is why they call it a job in the first place. You go in to work, do what is expected of you, in the allotted time given, and go home. However, there are times, quite a few of them I will add. I go in to work (especially on my Monday) and the place is in disarray. I work at a grocery store. My main job, most of the time, is “throwing the load” in other words, I put away the groceries. What ever was ordered to come in that day. I get some carts and break down the pallets of goods. This is all done in a back area that is pretty good sized. That size is, from time to time, cut down by a number of pallets and/or carts of items, usually for other departments. My department (the deli) uses a small section of this room to keep our dry goods, various containers, and paper products. We also have bread and hamburger buns that we sell out in front of the deli. We keep the racks of extras in that same area. Along with any extra carts we may have sitting around. I am a firm believer that organization makes work smoother and easier. I am the one that will end my day making sure the back room is organized. Everything is easier to find, people don’t have to come to you and ask where something is, and when the people that do the ordering go back to see what is needed, they can do so easily. WOW!! You notice how many times I have used some form of the word easy? Because, organization and easy go hand in hand. Here comes the point this whole rant is about, when I come in on my Monday and the area is a mess, I get frustrated. It is an every week occurrence, and it doesn’t seem to matter who is doing the work on my days off. Sometimes it is a little mess, that takes me about ten minutes to straighten up. Not a big deal as far as the time spent, or the amount of effort it takes. It does make me wonder though, if it is not a tough job for me to keep it organized, (I am 51 years old, a lot of the people I work around are younger) why is it too hard for everyone else. I will admit there are times when I look at the mess and tell myself “I am not cleaning it up this time, people are too lazy to organize it, or throw out their empty boxes than I sure as hell ain’t gonna do it either. A short time later, either my conscience kicks in, or the mess just gets on my nerves I end up taking care of it anyway. I have asked this question before, and I am asking it again. What the heck has happened to the pride that founded this country?

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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