Monday, June 23, 2014
I bought a Sunday edition of the newspaper, the Bryan Eagle, yesterday. Since I am continuing to acclimate myself to this new environment, I thought it would behoove me to get some ideas about possible social events and perhaps even some part time employment. From the week long calendar of events, I see on Wednesday there is a social event called “A Girl & A Gun Breakfast and Bullets Meeting at 10 am.” There is a number to call for more information. On Friday, there is the “Brazos County Senior Citizens Association potluck luncheon. Visitors welcome.” Doesn’t that sound tasty? On the possible employment side, there were two ads in the classified section that caught my eye. One is a “Parking Buddy.” Here is the description: “Secure the entrance of the parking lot as you greet the customers entering for football games or public events. Expect a lot of public interaction while providing customer service and traffic direction. Background check required. $8.50/hr.” Let me see if I understand. You want me to stand on my feet all day and be polite to the asshole from the opposing team, who is drunk, (remember it is the SEC), and is trying to park his car somewhere besides where I am telling him? All of this, rain or shine for $8.50/hr? No. This job sounds much easier. “Dancers Needed: Apply in Person at Silk Stockings Lounge 4047 Highway 6 S CS.” Here is the best part. “Every Wednesday is Amateur Night. First Place $100.” I wonder if there are age brackets? Where are my tassels? I have one from Stephen F. Austin that says BS ‘67 and another from Texas A&M that says Ph.D.’85. I can be a dancing scholar. I am going to practice now.