Today, I began my career at the local bike shop. And let me tell you, am I ecstatic!
Things haven't been going well as of late for me; what with not being able to find a job anywhere. Then I decided on a whim to send an e-mail to a local bike shop. I had been in there a couple of times and thought it was okay; nothing fancy but a bike shop nonetheless.
So a week or two go by with no response from the bike shop. I was freaking out because I had no money, no job, and a girlfirend that wants to take a cruise in 6 months.
Then I received an e-mail from the head honcho telling me to give him a call at the shop. I did, and then I went in for a visit. Four days later (today) I went in for a try out.
The manager told me that I'd probably be there for justa couple of hours to see if I could perform some repairs and maybe put together a bike or two.
I ended up staying the entire day. I repaired 6 bikes, put together two and began rebuilding an ancient bike. Got to listen to Hendrix while I wrenched.
The boss loves me. The guy I replaced took forever to put together one bike, so I am very appreciated --- and it's only my first day!
The best part is that they are looking for someone to learn the ropes behind the retail aspect of the shop, and be able to repair and build bikes so that eventually they will get their own store!!! This person could be me!!! (hope, hope)
Anyhow, I just wanted to share my exhiliration of not only re-entering the work force but of also finding something that I truely love doing.