Wine Before Five
Because Life is Good. And Sweet. And Short.
Not long ago, an old friend commented on his Facebook wall that when people ask what his twenty-something son (who was one of my favorite Cub Scouts) does professionally, he responds that he doesn’t know, because it’s above his pay grade.
A couple of years ago, trying to stay involved in my adult children’s lives (whether they like it or not) I first explored my son’s employer’s website, and then subscribed to the company newsletter.
I’ve learned things from this newsletter that have never been uttered to me by Walter’s mouth, such as that this group has been named the # 1 Manufacturer in its home city for 2011. Why would you want to bother your mother with something so insignificant?
I do know Walter has had tremendous travel opportunities, and his graduate work is being funded by this model employer. (I’m hoping they don’t know he was a pre-school drop- out, or that he first did engineering experiments on his younger sister.) A nice bonus is that Walter likes the people he works with.
However, what does this company do? What does Walter do? Well, let’s see, when I read the newsletter – and I’m certain it is written in English – the words look like this:
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After reading that much, my mind drifts, and says “…I need to go switch the laundry… Where are the dogs? Hmmm… what’s for dinner? I wonder who’s posted on Facebook lately? … Oh, yeah, the newsletter…”
Xgyotgnhm qrupbmr… Yeah, that’s what I thought. The company does stuff, and Walter does stuff, and he gets a paycheck, and things are going well. College paid off.
Above my pay grade. That’s okay. I still love Walter.