You probably understand by now that The Pony is a little bit out there. He prances to his own drummer. Pulls his own weight. Is a steady, dependable beast. Yet he has no desire to help people.
Monday, he sent me a text to say he had been mistaken by another engineering camper for a counselor.
"Oh. Your beard must be growing really fast." Let the record show that The Pony shaved Sunday morning, but did not pack his shaver because he said it would only be four days. "Don't worry. I used to be mistaken for an employee in many different stores, no matter how I was dressed. Even at Walmart, without a blue vest!"
"I was standing by the door with my padfolio open."
Let the record further show that The Pony always wears button-collar knit shirts (buttoned all the way to the top) with cargo shorts. Not your standard faded t-shirt and athletic shorts. He is reasonably well-groomed. Has two eyebrows. Doesn't really interact and cut-up with cronies. So he could have been mistaken for a counselor.
"I hope you HELPED that person!"
"They were asking to look outside a fence. Not able to help."
"I guess you dodged that bullet."
The Pony's record of not-helping people is still intact.
It is a shame he is so smart, he would make a great employee at the dead mouse smelling post office.ReplyDelete
That seems like quite an appropriate job for one of his mettle.Delete
He must have a mature quality about him.ReplyDelete
He's not one to cut-up and act the fool. So maybe, in comparison to his cronies, he's mature in his appearance, though not in his thought processes.Delete
The cashiers at our neighborhood don't give a rat's a** about the customers. Perhaps The Pony would like a job there?ReplyDelete
Sounds like he would fit in. If they wear their shirts buttoned to the top.Delete
I too suffer from that, and I don't even have a beard. And when I'm out in public and people want directions or the time or whatever, they head straight for me as if I am wearing an invisible badge. It's probably not a bad idea to cultivate unhelpfulness.ReplyDelete
The Pony has cultivated it so well that he could export it to China. Not that they're helpful or anything.Delete
I have to sons who both became accountants. I don't understand it.ReplyDelete
We had actually mentioned that career to The Pony, since he is quite comfortable with numbers...more so than people.Delete
Make that "two" sons.ReplyDelete
Duly noted, my grammatical friend.Delete
I can see why Catalyst is not an accountant. To + To equals for.Delete