Tuesday, August 13, 2013

GUMBY goes to Goodwill

Ok, it's a known fact that I go to Goodwill. A lot.  If you've read this blog the past couple of years, you've heard me talk about tons of donations as I readied my house for sale and as Mike and I fit two households together.  And Goodwill has also been a great and inexpensive source of raw materials for making purses and bottles that serve as my canvas for painting.

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!



  1. LOL Diane!!!! I remember your horror as well.. I believe Dan spit up in his mouth a little bit too!!! LOL.. Hope life is good!! We miss you around here. Yell when you are back this way. Might need to pull together a girls happy hour.
    Take care!

  2. Cindy, great to hear from you! Glad I could provide a few laughs! Will take you up on the girls happy hour next time I'm in town. Take care, Diane