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You just have to appreciate this one.  Young people forget that older people had a career before they retired.

Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn’t seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late.But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real creditto the company and obviously demonstrating their “Older Person Friendly” policies.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.

“Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome.”
“Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it.”

“Well good, you are a team player. That’s what I like to hear.

“Yes sir, I understand your concern and I’ll try harder”.
Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment,

“It’s odd though you’re coming in late. I know you’re retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning so late and so often?”

The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled.He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, “They usually saluted and said, “Good morning, Admiral, can I get you a coffee, sir?”

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2 comments on “Career

  1. strawberryindigo
    November 14, 2012

    Loved it. 🙂 I will never look at a Wal-Mart greeter the same way again.

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    • Judy
      November 14, 2012

      Yeah it makes you think about other people doesn’t it? We take them for granted 🙂

      Like

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