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What I Learned From My Summer Job

July 31, 2010

In the summer of 1990, I took a job as a “casual carrier” for the US Postal Service in Woods Hole, MA. It was a great job, covering for the old timers who had about 48 weeks of vacation to use up every year. And I learned a few valuable lessons that have come in handy innumerable times since: old folks go apeshit if their Social Security checks and TV Guide subscriptions aren’t delivered on time; Bichon Frises are basically vicious wolves stuffed into extra small, fluffy white dog suits, and they can only be stopped with pepper spray; and when you’re trying to impress the girls at the bar, don’t tell them you’re a “casual carrier.” It sounds like you have an STD, and they won’t appreciate the joke.

Originally published as part of a feature titled “Part-Time Knowledge” at The Morning News. You can read the whole story here.

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  1. July 31, 2010 9:23 am

    This is so funny… the highlight of my morning news! Thanks PE.

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