Superstar Reporting for Duty Socks
I can hear these Superstar Reporting for Duty Socks scolding me for my poor attitude. As I look down at them I remember reading somewhere that real opportunity is found in disappointment. I’m sure if I don’t get this particular job, there’s a good reason. The universe has something better in store for me… I think…I hope….
I approach the switchboard operator, smiling and explaining, “I have an interview,” while thinking, “I wish I had your job. Are you leaving anytime soon? Better position? Moving to Florida? Baby maybe?”
I sit with other applicants, wondering if my Superstar Reporting for Duty Socksare in plain view. I look them over (the applicants, not the socks) and share their thoughts: Am I too young? Too old? Overqualified? That one’s a real stinker because no matter what my resume says, I sure don’t feel too accomplished for any job.
But as I sit there, it helps to criticize the competition. What was that girl thinking, wearing those jeans to an interview? And that one expects the receptionist to copy her resume for her? The only male among us is being called in—and he’s taking the coffee cup in with him? And finally me—but what the heck am I doing here, trying for a position at this high-class, uptown nursing home?
Let’s see: an honorable discharge from the army after college, a not-quite-boyfriend flight instructor who taught me how to fly a single engine plane (is that a marketable skill?), a cousin who gave me a job in his flower shop when he was desperate and a dad whose only advice was, “Whatever you do, if you’re going to work around here, register Republican.” I never did.
However, these Superstar Reporting for Duty Socksare very encouraging. They remind me, “You’re a teacher. A librarian. A writer. An actual security guard — very helpful in a nursing home, no?”
Then it’s my turn. I hold my head up high, having carefully matched these colorful Superstar Reporting for Duty Socksto my slacks, and confidently respond to the Human Resources people. The staff impress me as gracious and caring and I seem to have impressed them, too.
The switchboard is a bit of a challenge, but I wear my Superstar Reporting for Duty Sockson my first day. Yes, the universe may still have something else in store for me, but in the meantime, while here, I am a Superstar! My super powers include compassion, a ready smile and an ability to leap tall obstacles or negativity in a single bound.
Note: "Superstar reporting for duty" appears on only the right-hand side of both socks.
Fits women's shoe sizes 5-10.Sock Maker:
Blue Q (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)Materials:
56% Combed Cotton, 42% Nylon, 2% SpandexCountry of Origin: China