13 March 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Won’t You Share a Story With Me?

Everybody Has a Story!

Don’t you love to relive crazy stories or times that really made you laugh? My girlfriend and I relive our episodes over and over again because we almost get the same high talking about them as we did when we actually experienced them. It’s kind of like watching Seinfeld reruns. I’ve seen some of them 10 times and I still laugh.

Here’s just one of many stories that still makes me laugh.

When I was about 21 I went to NYC, I was a budding singer at the time. I didn’t have much money so I elected to stay at the Martha Washington Hotel for a while. Lovely place that housed  women with blue hair.The Holiday Inn it wasn’t but it was all I could afford at the time. I was looking for my big break. You know the story, mid western girl from Englewood, Ohio goes to NY and gets discovered.

I was running out of money so I answered an ad in the paper for a job on Wall Street at some large Law Office. Lets call it Rosenbloom,Rosencrantz and Rosenbaum. Somehow I got the job as one of the secretaries to one of the lawyers in the firm. I must have reminded the guy of his daughter or something because why he hired me I’ll never know. I had no office experience what-so-ever.I barely knew how to turn the typewriter on. Yes-typewriter.

Anyway, I remember having an out of body experience sitting there at my desk looking at myself from above panicked and almost hysterical. I don’t know if it was a feeling of overwhelming fear or thinking “This is the funniest thing I’ve ever done in my life.”I guess there is a fine line between the two,like pleasure and pain.

I remember getting pages of text from this lawyer with all kinds of correction symbols on it. I couldn’t read his handwriting and I didn’t understand what any of the symbols meant so I had to keep going into his office every 10 minutes to ask him what all of this meant. He looked at me like I was some kind of a lunatic.Needless to say he was not amused and I was gently let go after about a week. I was so relieved to be out of there. One of the crazier things I’ve done for sure! One of the crazier things they did for sure-hire me!

When I’m not feeling too confident I go back and revisit some of my experiences. They remind me of how gutsy I was and can still be if I would only allow myself.

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