December 6th, 2007

An answer to the quetion...

carolf asked a question. I figured I'd answer it here.

"5. Why didn't you pursue meteorology? How did you end up in banking, instead?"

When I went to college I was studying something I was interested in, not something I was necessarily good at. By the time I finished it wasn't the same field it was when I started. This was the mid seventies, and the beginning of cheap computing. Instead of taking readings and drawing maps it became about writing models that drew the maps for you. I'm no good with numbers. And it became all numbers.

I am, however, good with people. I spent some time in retail and then the answering service. I had a lot of fun with the people contact, but I wanted something with better hours and more respect.

People respect you more in banking, you have their money.
I enjoyed dealing with the people. I enjoyed solving problems, and matching account types to people's needs.

I'm glad I'm retired now, however. I loved most of the customers, but now the industry is all about sales. I don't like trying to sell people things they don't need.

I miss the customers, I miss my co-workers. I don't miss the bank.

Hope that answers the question.

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The ten things meme...

dek9 tagged me. I hope I can actually come up with ten things.

1)When I was a kid I was so ticklish I took a bath with my socks on 'cause the water tickled.

2) Curley was my favorite Stooge.

3) In 6th Grade the social studies teacher once gave me a A for the class with a D for effort.

4) I am slightly dyslexic, and extremely nearsighted.

5) In 4th grade I was president of a chapter of the national Barbie Fan Club.

6) My first role on stage was Rumpelstiltskin in a 5th grade skit that I wrote with Mary Ann and Terry, my best friends at the time.

7)I learned to sew because I could never find clothes that fit me properly.

8) I am still friends with the girl my first boyfriend dumped me for. I have no idea what happened to him.

9)I have a small hearing loss in my right ear. Probably due to measles, which I had twice.

10) I am shy. I can get up in front of 100 people and make a fool of myself on stage, but I can't walk up to somebody I don't know and introduce myself. I suck at small talk.

Now I have to tag ten people.
billroper, jeff_duntemann, carolf, cary_lee, kestrals_nest,
katyhh, poltr1, spiritdance, sposter, whl

Now I have to go get the groceries out of the car.

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