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Reader's View: Even long-haired freaky people can now apply

On Monday, I stopped to buy a dozen doughnuts for the body shop working on my car, but the baker didn’t show up for work.

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On a recent Saturday, a store manager apologized to a sidewalk full of people for opening an hour late. An employee was tardy, he said, and the previous manager had quit after five days.

The next day, Sunday, my 85-year-old Alabama friend called with birthday greetings and said he was coming off a needed vacation from his home-improvement business but was bored at the lake house. He reminded me how his mother would bake 49 breakfast biscuits for the seven boys at home before they would spend a hot day in their daddy’s sharecropper cotton field.

On Monday, I stopped to buy a dozen doughnuts for the body shop working on my car, but the baker didn’t show up for work. The body-shop manager stated he had two absent employees. The rental-car manager apologized for me having to wait for my car to be cleaned due to missing employees.

Don’t you think the 1970s song, “Signs,” by the Five Man Electrical Band, could be rewritten today to say, “Long-haired freaky people, please do apply?”

Mike Sawyer



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