Out standing post Mr. RT, out standing. Every Man, probably every person who can, wants to leave a 'Mark' on this Earth that he/she/they may be remembered by.
And that runs the gamet of life experiences of 'what did you contribute?' Him, my guess is far beyond the light show, but does anyone know?
Random thoughts of a 70 year old. Me? Not mortgage banking, but the kitchen where I vollied for a very long time. Walk in the door at 0530 - 0545 and "PEOPLE ARE YOU HAVING A VERY GOOD DAY!! I'M ABOUT TO FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS."
Then I'd roll out the fresh bread roll racks and see 700 to 1,000 I needed to bag and tag for that mornings fresh food deliveries. Had a few times where a 'co-worker' would come over and 'You need a break, or you need a hand.'
I was exahusted and they knew it, but I kept on bagging rolls. Light day, then to tomorrows Veggies as an 'Asst. Cook.'
Early on, and these facilties like all other food prep places, get un-annonced health department checks (was damned few we got a 99 out of 100) and 'Lady' walks up and demands to see my 'food servers' licence.
"I'm a vollie, and I don't need one but I've read every page, ask me a question." Steps back and 'I'll have to write this one up.' How I was there? In Oregan, asleed at the wheel is a duii (7 hours on a Soccer field at 68), 4'ish minutes from home (10 to home) and I'm toast. Fell a sleep at the Officers desk.
'You do and I'll take that clip board out of your hand and whack you up the side of the head. These people do good work, and they watch what ever I do.'
'You do that and I'll have to call the Police!!'
Pulled out my cell phone and dialed "911" and handed it to her and said "Push send. But why don't you put the clip board aside and help, we have 1,000 meals for tomorrow."
Hell of it was, she did!!
We talked, we laughed as 'we' did what ever we did for the next two-three days. I'm just a Vollie, but she 'worked' for me and I'm sure she was looking at everything that went on over that 5-6 hours.
Made some suggestions to People who count on 'nnnnoooo, you need to do it this/that way(s).' And those where 'who knew.'
End game was a string of 100%'s.