Tuesday, August 13, 2013
GUMBY goes to Goodwill
So last week I was cleaning out a closet and I came across GUMBY. Ah yes, GUMBY...I still sigh when I think about it.
During my last job before retirement my boss and I didn't exactly see eye to eye. Let's just say I had a bit of an attitude during my final months since I knew I planned to retire soon. And when I didn't agree with him, I let him know.
And as those things go my boss spoke at my retirement party. And he presented me with GUMBY. Why? It was his practice to give this award to people who demonstrated great flexibility. He said he was giving it to me because I was flexible and performed whatever work he assigned me. Seemed a bit strange given my attitude and lip in my final days. Oh yes, and this was accompanied by a kiss on the cheek. SERIOUSLY??? You can only imagine my horror.
Now I don't really have anything against GUMBY. He's a cute little chap and fun little toy. But you know it's almost been 2 years now, and I just need to let it go. Gumby AND my feelings about my boss and last job. It's over, and it's time to move into my new future. Took me awhile to get here, but it feels pretty darn good! Opportunities. Bring them on!
And I hope some little kid happily leaves Goodwill with Gumby in tow!